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My friend Mandie at Taking Time for Mommy is having a giveaway for a pair of designer sunglasses!!  Read her family’s story about vision insurance and then enter to win!!

Recently my daughter was having problems seeing her sheet music in orchestra so we knew she needed to get an eye exam. The eye exams at school aren’t enough so we took her to the eye doctor.

Yep, she needed glasses and we learned that annual eye exams are important to your overall health. They allow eye doctors to detect early signs of chronic health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, among others. Parents should take their children to the eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam starting as young as six months old, then again at three years old, before kindergarten and every year after that. Common signs of vision problems include squinting, head tilting, avoiding “close work,” trouble focusing, continuous rubbing of eyes and headaches.

  •  1 in 4 children has an undetected vision condition that can negatively impact learning.

What are the benefits of enrolling in vision insurance?

Check out VSP Vision Care (VSP), the largest national not-for-profit in vision care. VSP Vision Care reinvests in the things its nearly 66 million members value most – the best care at the lowest out-of-pocket costs. With a network of 30,000 eye care providers, VSP members have the freedom to choose the provider, location and eyewear that’s right for them. It’s easy to see why VSP is consumers’ #1 choice in vision care.

Benefits of Enrolling in VSP

  • Keep your eyes healthy with highly credentialed doctors who provide the most thorough exams
  • Save money – the average VSP member saves approximately $320 each year with vision insurance!
  • Get access to great eyewear – more than two dozen brands and hundreds of styles to choose from! ( is a one-stop site for all the information you need about enrolling in vision benefits. The site includes a virtual savings calculator to estimate your savings with VSP vision benefits. There is also helpful information about maintaining healthy vision that can be found at the Learn About Your Eyes section of the site. You can even play an interactive game for a chance to win prizes.

Please take a moment and check out the following resources:

Protect your family’s vision page

Myth busters for eye health PDF

Kids’ Eye Healthy Index

Our eyes should be one of our top priorities. Please take a few moments to educate yourself on the facts, and learn more about enrolling in a vision insurance program today.

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Chronicles of Steele: Raven: The Complete Story Book Review


 Title: Chronicles of Steele: Raven: The Complete Story

Author: Pauline Creeden

Genre: Steampunk

Publisher: AltWit Press

Release Date: October 28, 2014

Format: Kindle/paperback

Pages: 304 pages

About the Book:

This is the complete Steampunk Fantasy novel – all four parts of the serial in one volume!

Human life has value.
The poor living in the gutter is as valuable as the rich living in a manor.
The scoundrel is no less valuable than the saint.
Because of this, every life a reaper takes must be redeemed.

Raven has lived by this first tenet since she was trained by her father to become a reaper. But since his death, she’s been spending years redeeming the lives she’s taken. By her count, she’s even and it’s time for that life to end. If she settles down and becomes a wife, she might just feel human again. But on the way to the life she thinks she wants, the baron of New Haven asks her to complete a task which she cannot ignore… Just when Raven decides to give up on her life as an assassin, she’s pulled right back in.

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My Review:

I love steampunk novels, but have only read a few of them.  In my opinion,  it is very difficult to write a believable steampunk world.

Pauline Creeden has pulled it off in Chronicles of Steele: Raven:The Complete Story. Not only was the story believable, but I felt like I was right in the middle of it.  I could see the zeppelin overhead and feel the steam from the mechanical horses.

The introductions to each chapter were fascinating, much like a compassionate version of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War.  Here’s the intro to Chapter One of Episode 3:

Remain open minded.

Watch for change in both people and environs.

When things do not go as expected, be willing to change one’s expectations.

I enjoyed watching Raven mature as she tried to complete her final redemption and  learned the truth about herself, her history and her friends and enemies.  The book is a fun and adventurous read, but also inspiring and thought-provoking.  I think this would be a great story for the whole family to enjoy!!

I give Chronicles of Steele: Raven: The Complete Story five stars!!  A must read!!

I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review through Promotional Book Tours.  All opinions are 100% my own.

About the Author:

Pauline Creeden

Pauline Creeden is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.

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