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Bing Rewards for you and me

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Hi friends! I'm writing to you from a lovely place. In fact, it's one of my favorite places in the world. My husband and I met here, fell in love here, and now we've come back to show our children the city and offer them their first trip to the ocean.

It's an awesome reward for a lot of long work days on the part of me and the hubs and the conclusion of a successful academic year for the kids.

And I want to share with you another reward. I've recently been hooked into Bing Rewards. You know the search engine, Bing? Well, you can get rewards - earn points as you search that can be redeemed for Amazon, Toys R Us, Starbucks, and more.

I don't know about your house, but in our house, we use the internet to answer just about any old question we can think up. It's superseded our desire to ask people we know or watch the news or access any reference material (in fact, we had to explain what exactly one would use an encyclopedia for...and what was an encyclopedia again?).

I am all about getting reward points for something that I already do. Our credit card earns us points, and our flights earn us points. And now something we do even more often, searching the internet will also earn us points. Every time you search for something, for anything on Bing, you earn points. It's a wonderful way to earn some passive income. I've set my goal as a Starbuck's card that my husband and I can use to grab a coffee together before work.

I've put the Bing Rewards tab on our toolbar so that the kids can access it easily when doing searches. I can also set the search options to avoid the sites that I don't want them finding on their own.

The sign up was super easy, non-invasive, and I haven't been hounded with emails so no complaints from me! If you're used to other search engines, give Bing a go and get closer to something fun you'd like.

xoxo, MJ









Mommy and Daddy School: Bookclub Reads


Thanks to all of you who have been so supportive and interested in last week's post on my daughter's bookclub. This evening we celebrated our second (and maybe final for the summer) meeting, and it was again such a joy to be with these young minds and senses of humor.

Our read for this month was Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. She's a magical woman who offers children cures to their greatest (parent-identified) ailments, such as picky eating, sibling fighting, and selfish behaviors. We rated our book (it scored a little lower than the Chocolate Touch), made simple folded books to house our own cures, and sculpted some of the objects used in the story.

For those moms and dads interested in starting up a club for your 6-9 year olds, here are 9 reads we considered...easy to moderate level chapter books that have a great theme for discussion/crafting! :)

The Chocolate Touch

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle

Stuart Little

The Lemonade Wars

The Magical Miss Plum

Ramona Quimby, age 8

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Charlotte's Web

Do you have any great chapter books to add to the list? I'd love to see your top reads!