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Business Ideas For Kids

Business Ideas For Kids

Business Ideas For Kids As I was driving today I spotted a lemonaid stand with a support staff of four kids. I stopped the car and walked back to show them some support. One of the girls said I can have my choice of raspberry, regular, and some other option. I went for the raspberry. The eldest boy went for…
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My Adoption Story (Part 2)

My Adoption Story (Part 2)

My Adoption Story: A Father's Search   I was an unplanned pregnancy: the product of a college romance. It was a culturally shunned relationship. My father was a black man from Kenya and my mother was a Caucasian.   Denied Requests Once my father learned of the pregnancy, he made an offer of marriage but due to economics and racial…
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My Adoption Story

My Adoption Story

  My Adoption Story: A Tale of Two Moms 1966 was the year in which I greeted the world. I was the product of a college romance at a time when bi-racial relationships were't accepted very well. My birth mother was the oldest daughter of a brood of 9 kids. She labels the family as dysfunctional. Her world was a cocktail…
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Fun and Creative Ways to Teach Your Kids Valuable Life Skills

Fun and Creative Ways to Teach Your Kids Valuable Life Skills

Every parent wants to instill positive habits and foster the development of useful life skills in their children, but it’s often easier said than done. Kids aren’t always interested in learning things like the proper etiquette for using silverware at a formal dinner, changing a tire, or the right way to fold a fitted sheet, but these are skills that…
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Child Safety Tips To Prevent Dog Bites

Child Safety Tips To Prevent Dog Bites

Warmer months mean spending more time outside. This is especially so for kids. While there’s plenty of fun to be had on playgrounds, in parks, and at the pool, we should also be aware of some potential dangers. It’s important to teach children that there are safety rules that must be followed, whether they are at home or outside playing. One…
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Self-confidence-What Kids Will Say

Self-confidence-What Kids Will Say

Earlier this year, I performed at a child’s birthday party. When I asked the five year old birthday girl to come up front with me, she had a really sad expression. Usually they are happy to stand next to the Magician. I asked if she could help me make some magic happen. She then looked up at me with a…
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Benefits Of Creative Childhood Activities

Benefits Of Creative Childhood Activities

My kids are in college at the time I'm writing this. But when they were young, I tried to find fun things to do with them, like fishing, paintball, family games, bike riding, story time, sports, etc. I was following the example of my grandfather who created so many fun childhood activities with me. Those times with him are some…
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Birthday Goodie Boxes

Birthday Goodie Boxes

If you’re planning a birthday party for your young one then you must not forget to have goodie bags for the guests. After a bit of checking, I found that you can find party favors at places like Walmart or Target. However the selection and quality at these retailers is not as good as what you will find at a specialty…
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Magic Show Room Setup

Magic Show Room Setup

“What is the best Magic Show Room Setup for the Magic Show?” This is a question that I hear often from parents. Briefly, it is best to have me place the stage area in front of the fireplace or a wall. Ideally, there will not be a window next to me…the kids don’t need to be distracted by what’s happening outside.…
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Magicians need for continuing Education

Magicians need for continuing Education

The need for continuing education touches all areas of our lives. Speaker and best selling author Stephen R. Covey discussed this in his excellent book called “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” In the book he shares the story that goes something like this: A woodcutter was working diligently to cut down a tree. Another man came across the…
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