Category Archives: Family Friday

winnie-mcqueen

Winnie McQueen: A New Kind of Story

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s Family Friday post, I will be writing about my Fun Friday from last week, when my family and I went to the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences. This post will focus specifically on the limited-time exhibit, the works of Winnie McQueen, a Macon multimedia artist. Winnie McQueen uses […]

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Sherry Turkle Ted Talk Takeaways

Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s blog post, I am writing about this TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/sherry_turkle_connected_but_alone?referrer=playlist-the_art_of_meaningful_conversa and my takeaways from it. So, without further ado, The Sparkler’s notes on Sherry Turkle. My Takeaways from Sherry Turkle In today‚Äôs world, one so connected by technology, where we can control the temperature of the room just by […]

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Is it good to go to homeschool conventions even though you know what you’re doing?

Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! In today’s blog post, I am going to write about my experience helping Mama Rhea with her booth at the Southeast Homeschool Expo in Atlanta. The Southeast Homeschool Expo lasted for two days, a Friday and Saturday. Mama Rhea had two talks, one each day, and the rest of our time […]

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Little Things

The Little Things are the Most Meaningful

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! Usually, I title my blog posts with the topic or event that I am talking about, but today I decided to name it The Little Things are the Most Meaningful. After my week at Gardner Webb University, I feel like that is the best way to sum it up. I’ll start […]

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Modern States CLEP Tests

Hey Sparkles! For today’s Family Friday blog post, I am writing about my plans for this fall, starting tomorrow. I will be taking classes online using Modern States, a website that offers CLEP test prep and a certificate to take the tests for free. I am doing this in order to finish with the state […]

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Callaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens Family Field Trip

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s Family Friday blog post I am writing about my family’s field trip to Callaway Gardens. Callaway Gardens is an outdoor gardens complex in Pine Mountain, Georgia, that aims to preserve the natural wildlife and native fauna. Me and my family went for an all day field trip there a […]

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Turkey Balls

Turkey Balls and Meatloaf Recipe

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s Family Friday blog post, I am writing about my favorite recipe from my new diet, turkey balls. These make great lunch foods for on the go, because they can be eaten hot or cold. I could literally live off of turkey balls for a week! Turkey Balls Ingredients: 1/4 […]

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lifeguard training

Red Cross Lifeguard Training

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s blog post, I am going to be writing about my experience in my lifeguard training class. American Red Cross has started offering a new type of lifeguard class – a blended learning class. The first thing I had to do upon registration was complete the online portion of the […]

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driving lesson

Driving Lesson Behind-the-Wheel

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s Family Friday blog post, I am writing about my first behind-the-wheel driving lesson. In case you didn’t know already, Georgia has a law in place that limits the way teens can get licensed for the road. It is called the Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act, or TADRA. Fifteen-year-olds […]

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Father's Day shirt

Father’s Day – Loving my Dad

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! This weekend is Father’s Day, so in celebration of that, I thought I’d write about things you can do with your father that he might appreciate. The first thing I know my dad would want to do is swim in my grandparents’ pool. He is very good at swimming and can […]

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Pacifier movie

The Pacifier Movie Review

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday (again)! This week was my parents’ 19th wedding anniversary. For today’s Family Friday blog post, I am writing about a movie I recently watched called The Pacifier. The Pacifier is a movie about a macho Navy SEALS man, Shane Wolfe, (played by Vin Diesel) who is tasked with babysitting the five […]

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summer beach

Summer Plans and Fun Times

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! Today is also June 5, which means it is summer for most people. Here in Georgia, we don’t wait until the end of June. For today’s blog post, I decided to write a little bit about what I will be doing this summer. I have completed my Environmental Science class on […]

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chauffeur

Becoming a Chauffeur

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s Family Friday post I am writing about my time being a chauffeur for my granddad. A couple of weeks ago, I got asked by my granddad if I could drive him around for a day. I agreed and off we went. First, we went to my uncle John’s house […]

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Spring cleaning

Spring Cleaning in Quarantine

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Family Friday! For today’s post, I am writing about my family’s spring cleaning endeavors this year. Since we’ve been in quarantine for nearly two months now, we have started the process of cleaning out our house and our grandparents’ house to prepare for combining houses and finances. My family has lived in […]

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My New Job – Virtual Assistant

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s Family Friday post, I am writing about my new-ish job as a virtual assistant for my mentor, Rhea Perry. I started this job on Friday, April 24, after a call with Mama Rhea where she mentioned wanting to hire someone as an intern. I am getting to take Jo […]

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