The Cultivation & Care of Climbing Roses OR My Second Son Spreads his Roots


The Care and Cultivation of Climbing Roses


My Second Son Spreads His Roots


Kim Childress


Though I have the proverbial “green thumb,” a love for all things gardening, I’ve never been good at growing roses.

Rose growers know this flower is temperamental and highly reactive to its environment. Everything has to be just so—the soil acidity, the need for watering at specific times, the constant threat of a multitude of diseases, and the susceptibility of attack from all kinds of insects specific to roses, Over the years, every rose plant I planted, I’m sad to say, died.

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38th Annual Salute to Women in Sports


I love this . . .

We can now live stream this entire evening if we can’t make it to New York City!

Photo courtesy Women’s Sports Foundation

Register for FREE for access to the awards show and mark your calendar to join us on October 18 as the Annual Salute is streamed LIVE from Cipriani Wall Street in NYC. The event kicks off with our Grand March of Athletes at 7 p.m. EDT featuring Billie Jean King, Maya Moore, Michelle Kwan, Lyn St. James, Gabby Douglas and more, followed by the presentation of awards.

The evening is presented by Chevrolet, espnW, FOX Networks Group, Gatorade and NBC Sports Group with our Co-Hosts Julie Foudy and Jessica Mendoza.

And…there’s still time to buy a ticket or table to join us at the event in person. Click Here

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101 Ways to Have Fun wins 2017 Christian Retailing’s Best Award

Winners of the 2017
Christian Retailing’s Best awards

Children’s Nonfiction

101 Ways to Have Fun
By The Editors of Faithgirlz and Girls’ Life Magazine

101 ways

2017 Winners Christian Retailing’s Best Award

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Adventures in Finding Your Future

I’ve had SO MUCH fun visiting libraries, events, and conferences past summer, and I got to talk with lots of kids who love art and writing. (I’ll be posting photos soon, I promise! 🙂
I would like to encourage each and every one of you! Have fun with your craft, whatever it may be, and as you pursue your interests, you will find your dream.

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Cannot Deny Him…

This is SO COOL!


18920573_10211507264431166_5010446085062656848_nI took this photo yesterday on my cell phone and posted it on Facebook just before my hubby, Neil and me took to the open Bay. It was a perfect day and it’s only the second time we’ve been out on the boat alone. The first was the evening we got it.

I had posted two pictures and didn’t pay attention to either of them. I was too excited for the ride and relaxation. I wanted to enjoy our alone time and shut my phone off.

Later on that day, I got a response on Facebook that said there was a face in the wake of my picture.


As soon as I looked, I saw Him.

Wow! Wow! Wow!

I immediately showed Neil and he too said wow, you can’t deny that!

This picture immediately took me for a ride. I knew at that very moment that this was…

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