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Tebow Thankful for Other Good Book

Tebow Thankful for Other Good Book | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it
New York — In his first official appearance as a New York Jet, Tim Tebow cited the usual long list of positive influences that helped him arrive in the Big Apple on the biggest stage in football. But...
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10 Ways to Start the Day the Right Way, no? ¡Sí!

10 Ways to Start the Day the Right Way, no? ¡Sí! | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it

Look, punishing bullies is hard work and Muchacho Spanky has been doing it since he was barely bigger than a shiny new Peso! Not to mention tending my own flock of little ones! How do I do it? Let me tell you how...

 

1) Don't make sounds when you move. You don't hear young people groan every time they get out of bed do you? We shouldn't either, it's a bad habit!

 

2) Speaking of bed, when it's time to get up, GET UP. Don't linger for 7 more minutes, you're either rested or not, now get up and go. Instead of thinking about all those things you have to do today...DO THEM.

 

3) Breathe. Yes, fill your lungs like the air is the sweetest thing you ever smelled, because, really, it is.

 

4) Once you're up and moving, keep moving. Don't get out of bed and then plop into a recliner.  An object in motion will stay in motion, so get moving.  Any kind of early activity will help your whole day.

 

5) If there's something you're dreading for the day, then do it NOW if you can, like you have the tightest deadline ever! At the very least, tackle some aspect of it right away, just to get the ship headed in the right direction, and hold off on the coffee, keep it as something to look forward to as soon as you make some progress.

 

6) Drink a glass of water.  I won't bore you with all the reasons why, because you already know, just do it, you'll feel better.  Muchacho will know if you don't!

 

7) Have a moderately-sized breakfast. A little something healthy will jump start the whole system, whereas a huge meal or an unhelathy meal will put you back to sleep, and there's a whole world out there waiting to see what you can do!

 

8) Listen to some music. I can't understand people who listen to talk radio in the morning. A few minutes of vibrant music fires my juices, and sets my toes tappin' for the rest of the day.

 

9) Accomplish something, ANYTHING, before you sit.  Any small task will do and if it's a major project, just make a bit of progress and then leave it with the positive feeling of accomplishment still fresh.  It's all about momentum, get it on your side, and you'll cruise through your day with a happy glow.

 

10) Read something enertaining if you must read. Don't start your day with news of suffering, start the day with a laugh and life will give you something to laugh about! I have a suggestion... there's a family adventure story I've heard is quite fun and uplifting for everyone...now what is it called...oh, yes "The Legend of Muchacho Spanky!" Ha! You knew what was coming!

 

http://muchachospanky.weebly.com/index.html

 

 

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Helping Kids Get Smart About Money

Helping Kids Get Smart About Money | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it
Money Savvy Generation develops and brings to market innovative products to help parents and educators teach kids the skills of basic personal finance. We strive to empower kids to take control over their financial lives, and their futures.
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The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World - Flavorwire

The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World - Flavorwire | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it
Flavorwire: Cultural news and critique from Flavorpill (RT @TravelTaster: reason to travel!
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Why Kids Lie -- Age by Age

Why Kids Lie -- Age by Age | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it
Honest advice for dealing with your child's lies (RT @parenting: "I didn't do it!
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10 great places to get drenched in chocolate...Muchacho Spanky's only weakness!

10 great places to get drenched in chocolate...Muchacho Spanky's only weakness! | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it
Across the country, artisan chocolatiers and candy factories alike are gearing up for a sweet holiday.
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A Hidden Treasure?

A Hidden Treasure? | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it

Another perfect day in the Caribbean, no? Wait a moment now...Holy guacamole, it's the Mark of Spanky! Perhaps the sign of some hidden treasure? Hidden...no. Treasure, oh yes, my friends. Powered by the energy and fun of one dozen bolts of lightning, I give you my new children's book The Legend of Muchacho Spanky. Now hear me out...it's free on Amazon.com...at this very moment for you, no? ¡Sí! The whole family will enjoy or there is a problem with your family.  Now go, and enjoy! Muchacho insists.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Legend-Muchacho-Spanky-ebook/dp/B006TNQNKS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328902468&sr=8-1

 

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Mexican Rice -- Muchacho Spanky Style!

Mexican Rice -- Muchacho Spanky Style! | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it
Food Network invites you to try this Mexican Rice recipe from Paula Deen. (RT @FoodNetwork: What's cooking? Mexican Rice!
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10 Family Travel Blogs. Adventures are best shared with the whole family says Muchacho Spanky

10 Family Travel Blogs You'll Love - From Family Photo Holidays To India & Morocco. Photo credit: Adventure...
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Look what appeared in a cup of coffee in Seattle!...

Look what appeared in a cup of coffee in Seattle!... | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it

The Mark of Mexico's greatest punisher-of-bullies is appearing everywhere! Where have you seen it? Muchacho wants to know...

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An Island Life

An Island Life | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it
Hawaii Mommy Blogger sharing her daily life, parenting tips, product reviews and giveaways.
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Free Park Adventures This Weekend!

Free Park Adventures This Weekend! | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it

All 397 national parks will waive admission fees Saturday through Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (get outside, people!

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Massive Los Angeles Art Project ‘Tagged’ en route to Museum

Massive Los Angeles Art Project ‘Tagged’ en route to Museum | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it

Los Angeles — The 340-ton granite megalith artwork known as Levitated Mass was “tagged” en route to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The tag was done with non-permanent water color and was removed shortly after it was discovered by stunned security personnel. “I don’t know how they got that on there right under our noses,” said one guard, “but I had to laugh and get a picture. I recognized the Mark of Spanky immediately. My kids love the book, The Legend of Muchacho Spanky. I am glad it’s not permanent though.” The Levitated Mass arrived at it’s destination safely Saturday morning.

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Should You Force Your Kids to Stick with an Activity?

Should You Force Your Kids to Stick with an Activity? | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it
Parents -- who worry that kids with skimpy resumes won't get into good colleges -- sometimes force their offspring to stick with activities. A good ide (Should You Force Your Kids to Stick with an Activity?
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Food and Health News » Study: Kids get more added sugar from foods than drinks

Food and Health News » Study: Kids get more added sugar from foods than drinks | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it
Study: Kids get more added sugar from foods than drinks http://t.co/lfhuUb14...
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Childhood Obesity; It’s a Family Affair | The Kid's Doctor

Childhood Obesity; It’s a Family Affair | The Kid's Doctor | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it
RT @nancydrew25: Childhood Obesity; It's a Family Affair http://t.co/yKH7knpY #parenting #parents #childhood #obesity #family #kids #health #in...
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What Inspires Basketball Superstar?

What Inspires Basketball Superstar? | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it

You want inspiration, no? ¡Si! Who could inspire more than basketball sensation Jeremy Lin? Cut from multiple teams to hero of the big apple! Truly a wonderful story! I wonder what inspires Jeremy Lin? I'll bet it's...Wait one minute, now...What is that resting on the shelf of his locker? A copy of The Legend of Muchacho Spanky! Of course, I should have know. My tale offers fun, adventure, and inspiration for the whole family, even the big kids, like Jeremy Lin! Bueno.

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Celebrity Fan of Children's Book?

Celebrity Fan of Children's Book? | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it

Very Nice Earrings, no? ¡Sí! Perhaps she is a supporter of children's literacy. Perhaps, she supports the fight to stamp out bullying. Or maybe she is just a Muchacho Spanky fan. Maybe all three; I do not know. Whatever the case, she has good style!

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Kids, Media & Obesity | The Kid's Doctor

Kids, Media & Obesity | The Kid's Doctor | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it
The link between media & childhood obesity.
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Muchacho Spanky Punishes Bullies and Tops the Charts

Muchacho Spanky Punishes Bullies and Tops the Charts | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it

 

LOS ANGELES -- With his sombrero pulled low and his sarape spread wide, Muchacho Spanky, the long-lost hero of Mexican folklore, has swooped in and saved the day once again. THE LEGEND OF MUCHACHO SPANKY by Kris Hemstreet single-handedly resuscitated the flagging Children’s / Adventure / Humor / Latin Folklore / Superhero / Bilingual / Female Hero / Chapter Book Category.

 

“Parents, and more importantly, children, were hungry for a bit of flare, spice, and adventure,” explained the author from a volleyball court in Hermosa Beach. “Children need a dose of swashbuckling in their lives. Around the corner is taxes, cellphone rate plans, mortgages, all that stuff. I think that’s one reason parents like the book so much too; it’s an escape -- fun for everybody.”

 

Rumblings of a full chapter-book market collapse were getting louder after a stale holiday season clogged with uninspired offerings such as: TIE YOUR SHOES 1, 2, 3, THE SOUTH BEACH DIET ADVENTURE FOR KIDS, REM STANDS FOR RAPID EYE MOVEMENT, and the biggest hit of the bunch, THE DANGEROUS TAX BOOK FOR GIRLS.

 

The rumblings are long gone now thanks to Muchacho Spanky and a host of releases inspired by his adventures including: THE HUNGER GAMES, the latest Percy Jackson adventure, and GO THE F**K TO SLEEP.

 

Plans for a movie adaptation of The Legend of Muchacho Spanky were put on hold so Hemstreet could continue work on Books 2 and 3 in the series. “Muchacho Spanky is too dear to my heart to allow someone else to write the script,” said Hemstreet, “so it’ll have to wait till I’m done with the latest books.”

 

Until then, THE LEGEND OF MUCHACHO SPANKY continues to fly off of shelves as fast as it’s famous hero punishes bullies.

 

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Mexican Hot Chocolate one of Muchacho Spanky's Favorites!

Mexican Hot Chocolate one of Muchacho Spanky's Favorites! | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it
@ScharffenBerger this is one of my fav hot chocolate recipes! Creamy, chocolatey, with a bit of a kick!
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Try One of these Kindle Books and then try...The Legend of Muchacho Spanky

Try One of these Kindle Books and then try...The Legend of Muchacho Spanky | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it
RT @WendyCartmell: Pick of Frugal Kindle Books Steps to Heaven by @wendycartmell http://t.co/97mcFag4...
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Make it a Family Adventure in 2012 and send Muchacho Spanky a Postcard!

Make it a Family Adventure in 2012 and send Muchacho Spanky a Postcard! | Adventures in Life | Scoop.it
What are your travel plans for 2012? Here are five ideas for your family to consider: (Check out these five ideas for family travel in 2012: Consider train travel.
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Amazon.com: The Legend of Muchacho Spanky eBook: Kristopher Hemstreet: Books

Amazon.com: The Legend of Muchacho Spanky eBook: Kristopher Hemstreet: Books...
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