peter pauper press journalDear Diary …
Preteen girls are on to something. Keeping a diary improves memory, lowers stress, and reduces anxiety. Women who journal about good things also report increased feelings of gratitude. Another reason to pick up a pen? This gorgeous Peach Orchard Journal from Peter Pauper Press.  


Cómo Se Llama?
Want to learn a new language? Research shows that, like kids, adults are capable of mastering new languages (though it may take longer for us to become fluent). From online classes to immersion programs, three things are essential:

  • Motivation: The more you want to learn, the more likely you are to succeed.
  • Exposure: Get help from a variety of teachers and native speakers. Different accents will deepen your understanding of the language. 
  • Practice: Incorporate the language into your daily routines every day.


elin hilderbrandBeautiful Day 
Elin Hilderbrand’s 12th novel about life and love on Nantucket celebrates the powerful bonds of family and marriage. Drama, romance, and disappointment play out as visitors gather for a lavish, summer wedding. Meet Hilderbrand in person July 13 at Booktowne in Manasquan and July 14 in Stone Harbor Book Shop. 


Time Shaver
Razor and shaving cream all in one. Need we say more? The Schick Hydro Silk Systems Razor has water-activated moisturizing strips, so you can shave with just the razor. It’s quick, it’s clean—and you don’t have to find room in the shower for a can of shaving cream.


Pool rules

  • Never leave children unattended in or around the pool. Never.
  • Enroll your children in swim lessons so they learn basic water safety. 
  • In case the worst happens, make sure you know CPR.   
  • Keep a telephone near the pool.
  • Install a fence with a self-closing gate and a secure latch. 
  • Use pool and spa covers properly and inspect them regularly for damage or defects.


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