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With the kids being out of school for the summer I feel like they may eat us out of house and home. I feel like I need to harp on them a little more about making better choices. Anything that can help my kids eat healthier and make it fun is worth a try right?
There are many things we need to teach kids as they grow. One of the things HueTrition wants to do is to help your kids learn about nutrition and cooking! They make it fun and easy with HuePets!
HuePets 2.0 is a digital-first program that consists of:
A FREE mobile app that turns daily healthy eating into a game- new characters!
The app is tied to a website that allows medical professionals, teachers, family, and friends to view a patients or kids dashboard of colorful choices and even assign rewards!
HuePets will feature educational materials and giveaways
HuePets educational promotional materials and collectibles—including the Huey Bundle: first edition Huey Plushie, HuePets coloring book, and HuePets lunch-bag. Click here to reserve the bundle.
We are so excited that the Hue Plushie will work with the FREE HuePets app that will encourage them to eat healthy foods. We hope Huey and the app will help even your pickiest eater eat more nutritious foods!
The App makes it fun for kids to eat healthy and try new foods! Scan real-life meals to feed your HuePet™, unlocking prizes and raising your pet from a little egg to a HueMaster! Click here to learn more.
The goal of this app is to encourage the balanced, active, and healthy lifestyle that includes a daily variety of colorful fruits and vegetables. Ideally, 6 colors (at least 5 servings per day) from an early age while encouraging sensible choices for the planet.
His Magic Touch
by Debby Grahl
Genre: Paranormal Romance
The night before Jared Dupre’s wedding, a specter warns him the demonic
witch, Adam Montief, has kidnapped his brother in a centuries-old
vendetta unknown to Jared. A powerful witch himself, Jared tracks
Adam from New Orleans to a remote island off the coast of
Connecticut, where he’s given no choice. He must rescue his brother
and break his engagement to Kendra O’Connell, or they both die. After
complying, Jared engages in a sword fight and believes he has
vanquished his foe, but when he returns to New Orleans, he finds evil
still threatens all he loves. Kendra, not knowing why Jared broke
their engagement, devastated, finds solace in another’s arms. With
help from an ancestor’s spirit, can Jared defeat the dark magic
descending over the Big Easy while winning back the woman he loves?
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Debby Grahl lives on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, with her husband, David. Besides writing, she enjoys biking, walking on the beach and a glass of wine at sunset. Her favorite places to visit are New Orleans, New York City, Captiva Island in Florida, the Cotswolds of England, and her home state of Michigan. She is a history buff who also enjoys reading murder mysteries, time travel, and, of course, romance. Visually impaired since childhood by Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), she uses screen-reading software to research and write her books. Her first published book, The Silver Crescent, won the Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewers’ Choice award. Her second book, Rue Toulouse, a contemporary romance set in New Orleans, was a finalist in the National Excellence in Romantic Fiction Award and was selected as a May, 2016, ‘local read’ by Hilton Head Monthly. Decorated to Death is a holiday mystery cozy. She also has stories in three anthologies, The Haunted West, Never Fear/Christmas Terrors; and Ebb and Flow from the local Island Writers’ Network. Debby was featured in the January, 2016, Hilton Head Monthly article ‘Intriguing People of the Lowcountry’. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Florida Romance Writers, and First Coast Romance Writers. Her latest book, His Magic Touch, was released December 5, 2018, by Wild Rose Press. Website * Facebook * Twitter * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads
In the stifling heat, Angelique Montief flicked her wrist and set the bamboo ceiling
fan spinning. Kneeling on a woven mat with sweat coating her body, she lifted a
small wooden brass-bound casket from the bottom of a large trunk, inserted a gold
key, and opened the lid. Inside two objects lay wrapped in thick cloth. She
carefully unwrapped the smaller bundle to reveal a pentagonal mirror, a gift
handed down to her by her grandmother, its ancient oak frame carved with tiny
pentacles. She glanced over her shoulder at her locked bedroom door, then
stared into the mirror and whispered, “Show him to me.”
When the glass remained blank, fear clutched at her chest. Again, she said the
words, and the image of a plantation house engulfed in flames appeared. “No,
please, he can’t be dead.” Tears blurred her vision. The fiery image changed to
reveal a human form lying beneath flowering bougainvillea.
Hope rising, Angelique peered closer.
“Show me his face.”
She saw his indigo blue eyes blink open.
“I’m coming, my love.”
He couldn’t hear her, but she hoped in his heart that he knew she would find a
way to get to him.
As the smoke in the room thickened, she knew her time was running out. She
rewrapped the mirror and placed it into the smaller casket among cloth bags of
herbs and potion-filled vials. Relocking the lid, she hung the key on a chain around
her neck, dropped a jeweled dagger into her pocket, and tucked the casket under
Crouched beneath the smoke, she considered the quickest way to reach her son
Augustus had locked her in, placing what he thought would be an impenetrable
shield across both doors. Angelique coughed, choked by the smoke. Her
husband’s biggest mistake was underestimating her power.
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This year, our family of 6 decided to do a “Summer Staycation”. We only go away for vacation every other year at this time. When we do our staycations we love discovering, or rediscovering things in western Pennsylvania. There is so much to do in western PA so narrowing it down can be hard. I realized we had never taken the kids to the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.
I remember going to the aviary on a field trip with the school when I was in elementary school. I remember enjoying my time there. It’s something different that you just can’t find everywhere.
For a family of 6 we actually found it was slightly cheaper just to go ahead and get a 1 year membership. When you get a membership you can visit as many times as you like, you get free parking, and a 10% discount in the gift shop.
We went on a Tuesday. It wasn’t very crowded at all. We got there around 11 am and there was a surprising amount of parking available. There were different themed areas like the Grasslands, the Wetlands, Condor court and more. It was an immersive experience. Some birds could roam around freely in each room.
Birds would fly past you. There was lots of greenery. Very lush and natural looking open habitats.
There are lots of extra experiences you can do if you choose. One I highly recommend is the Lorikeet feeding. For only $3 a person you can get in line to feed the Lorikeet. You’re given a cup of nectar and allowed in the room to feed the Lorikeets. These birds will land right on you and drink from the cup. I had one climb up my arm onto my shoulder and then onto my head. But the birds are small and very gentle. My 6 year old was a little nervous at first but she loved it. She even asked if she could do it again.
Another affordable experience that ended up being my husband’s favorite was the SOAR! Birds of Prey presentation. For $5 per person you can go to the sky deck on top of the building. Trainers give a presentation on different birds of prey. Our presentation included a falcon, vultures, and black kites. The birds are well trained. They swoop in and catch treats, perch on the trainers arm, and more. You are not able to touch the birds but you get pretty close.
If your budget’s a little bigger you can get in on experiences like the Sloth Experience, Armadillo experience, Penguin feedings, and more. There is also a theater on premises that shows different films and presentations.
There are two small gift shops and a food court available as well. If you’re not doing any of the added experiences you only need about 2 hours to see all the birds. If you are doing the experiences add at least 30 minutes for each experience. We got there around 11 am and left about 2:30.
If you want there is also the beautiful Allegheny Commons park surrounding the Aviary with a playground area, picnic tables, ponds with bridges, and lots of shady spots for a hot day. We let the kids stretch their legs at the playground and explored the park a little before heading out.
The National Aviary is located on the North Shore and is close to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and not too far from the Carnegie Science Center, It’s also only a 15 minutes drive from Phipps Conservatory.
The Witch of the Prophecy
The Prophecy Trilogy Book 1
by Victoria Jayne
Genre: Paranormal Romance
prophecy is in motion, and Divina’s choice between her
vampire ex-boyfriend and the wolf shifter she’s just met will
impact all supernatural kind..
Divina’s had it with the prophecy.
convinced the prophecy is about her. Her manipulative vampire
ex-boyfriend, Rori, is reluctant to give up his love for her to
pursue the throne. Meanwhile, the wolf shifter meant to claim Divina
doesn’t believe in the prophecy. However, he does believe Divina is
With the pressures of the prophecy and the most
powerful coven in the
present-day United States, Divina
is left to choose between complying with the prophecy and mating with
Aric—or leaving it all behind to allow the catastrophic possibility
of supernatural beings getting exposed to humans.The Witch of the Prophecy
the first in a Trilogy. Combining the angst of a love triangle with
the drama of the supernatural and a splash of heated passion takes
the reader on an exciting journey. The
Witch of the Prophecy is perfect for fans of Charlaine Harris,
L.J. Smith, and Stephenie Meyer.
Sexy and enthralling, this is a paranormal
romance author you need in your
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You will enjoy this frolic into fantasy and it
will leave you craving for
the next installment of this sweet and sexy trilogy.
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I finished the book in just under a day! As
soon as I started reading,
there was no way I could put it down.
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The Wolf of the Prophecy
The Prophecy Trilogy Book 2
Who knew that
one magical mistake would carry such dire
When Divina goes missing after Aric claimed her, the shifter has to call
on his pack to find her before his inner wolf goes insane.
Meanwhile, following the beat of his vampire heart, Rori searches for her
to make amends. He wants to convince her it’ll be different this
time, and that she’s his. But first, he has to find her.
Divina just wants space to practice her spells, far away from Rori, Aric,
and the prophecy that brought them together, which they just can’t
seem to shake. But when she makes a mistake and unleashes chaos, she
has to turn to them for help in cleaning up her mess.
Rori and Aric must put aside their rivalry and work together to protect
the woman they love or else lose everything they hold dear.
The Wolf of the Prophecy is the sequel to The Witch of the Prophecy and
is the second book in the trilogy. It’s is perfect for fans of
Charlaine Harris, L.J. Smith, and Stephenie Meyer.
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Growing up on the Jersey Shore, Victoria was an insatiable reader. She adored getting lost in the worlds others created for her. During her early teen years, she enjoyed the works of R.L. Stein and S.E. Hinton. As she got older, she drifted into the worlds provided for her by Anne Rice, Suzanne Wright, J.D. Tyler, Joanna Wylde, Cherise Sinclair, Dianne Duvall, and Elisabeth Naughton, to name a few. These writers spawned her love affair with both the romance genre and the world of the supernatural. Victoria started writing as a hobby while still in high school. Now her days are spent writing, enjoying time with her husband, and her two children. She still lives in New Jersey. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and New Jersey Romance Writers. Victoria is a New Jersey Devils Hockey fan, an avid SecondLife Roleplayer, and a Netflix binge watcher. Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads
Out in the middle of nowhere, with no clothes, and smelling the equivalent of filet
mignon, his wolf had set him up well. Torn between the desire to investigate the fragrance, and
maintaining human societal norms of modesty, Aric lingered under the cover of bushes and trees.
Metaphorical thunderbolts splintered before his eyes. Pain shot through his skull as he
flew forward bracing himself on all fours. Aric’s hand reached to the back of his head
protectively and to check for bleeding.
“What the fuck!?” he rumbled in confusion.
“Who are you?” a feminine voice demanded.
Lifting his chest, getting to his knees, Aric turned toward the sound of crunching leaves
beneath shuffling feet. Blinking a few times did nothing to cure his double vision. He assumed
he had a concussion. If he had been human, he’d be unconscious. The pain in his head throbbed
while Aric struggled to see properly.
“W-wh-why are you naked?” the female voice questioned him.
Rising to his feet, Aric shifted his position, in an attempt to both hide the chubby semi-
erection and to offer some modesty. It must have been interpreted as a sign of aggression.
Aric heard the whoosh and put his arm up to block the giant branch the female wielded as
a weapon. The vibration of pain ricocheted up his forearm when it collided with the impromptu
weapon. Aric howled and his eyes watered.
Aric twisted his wrist, wrapped his fingers around the branch, and yanked. It came loose
from her hands quickly. He tossed the stick away and thanked his supernatural genes and the
strength given to him by his wolf, who, oddly, pranced about within him with elation rather than
recognizing the aggression the woman showed toward them.
“Wha—” she gasped.
Still unable to see her clearly, the blurry female form stepped back from him. Aric
wobbled slightly and fell to his knees again for stability.
Once his vision slowly returned to normal, and in the glow of the moon, he gasped when
he finally laid focused eyes on her visage. Her high cheekbones, plump lips, golden skin tone
stunned him. His mouth fell open. The mass of dark waves pulled into a messy pony shimmered
in the moonlight giving her a halo effect. Aric felt as if he knelt at the feet of a goddess.
She wore an extremely large, faded, hooded sweatshirt and tight jeans. Aric lifted himself
to a standing position on shaky knees. He stood several inches over her at his full height. His
wolf howled within him while he fought the wolf’s urge to grab the woman. It did nothing to
ease the pounding pain in his head from her attack.
“You’re magnificent,” he murmured.
The unknown female took another step away from him.
“Uh, thanks?” she said.
Her pale blue eyes darted left and right, as though she searched for an escape route.
The throbbing pain in the back of his head dulled as he studied her. He absentmindedly
raised a hand and rubbed at the place where she had struck him. The semi was now a full-on
raging erection and proudly protruded from his pelvis as if to salute her.
Aric’s face heated when her eyes dipped to it. Her cheeks reddened. She held a hand over
“Oh my God!” she gasped.
Her expression reflected panic. She bent her knees prepared to run. Her eyes sought the
best escape route.
“No. Don’t,” Aric protested, surprising himself.
She paused. The female stared at him, bewildered.
He brought both his hands over his crotch. “Sorry.”
“Why are you naked?” she demanded a second time.
“Uh,” Aric stalled. For some reason, he didn’t think telling her he had just shifted from
wolf to human form would be a good idea. Humans tended to freak out when confronted with
creatures they thought were mythical. Plus, there was the whole death thing, if the council found
out about a supernatural being outing himself to humans. They took that shit super serious. Aric
liked his life. He liked it even more, having met this female.