Category Archives: Kid Approved

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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’s 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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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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cassava flour

Cassava Flour Recipe

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s Family Friday blog post, I am writing a recipe from my new diet. Today’s recipe is my favorite kind of flour: Cassava Flour. First, let me tell you about my new diet. It is called the Autoimmune Protocol Diet, and it is supposed to be good for my allergies […]

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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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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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Hairspray

Hairspray Movie Review

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Hey Sparkles!  Happy Friday! For today’s Family Friday blog post, I am writing a movie review of Hairspray (2007). Recently, I watched the movie, and I was inspired by the message of the “different” people being accepted by the mainstream. Tracy Turnblad is an overweight teenage girl, who longs to sing and dance on her […]

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UglyDolls

UglyDolls Movie Review

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Family Friday! Another week of quarantine has completed. We’re just taking it one week at a time. Today’s post is about one of the children’s movies I have seen and enjoyed, UglyDolls. UglyDolls came out in the summer of last year, and I saw it in the regular theatres with my grandmother. […]

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University of Tampa

University of Tampa College Visit

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s blog post, I am writing about my fourth college visit, to the University of Tampa. The University of Tampa is among one of the 170 universities representing the top 5% in the USA. They are a private school, recognized globally, with little to no student debt. The students there […]

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University of Georgia College Visit

Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! Today’s blog post is about my next college visit: to the University of Georgia. I did a lot of different things at this college visit. First, I had an 8:30 am general information session and tour. That was about the whole of UGA in general. Then, I toured the entrepreneurship department, […]

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Education Day

Youth Leadership Henry Education Day

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s blog post, I am writing about education day, one of the program days for Youth Leadership Henry. Youth Leadership Henry is a program for sophmores in Henry County, and offers a chance for leadership-minded teens to see behind-the-scenes in the different vital roles in the community. We have done […]

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Shirt Stories – Amazon Merch

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! I have worked it out with my new college schedule and I think Friday will be best for my weekly blog post. Today’s blog post is about the stories behind a few of my t-shirts that I make. Shirt stories, if you will. Disclaimer: This post will contain referral links to […]

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