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DK Books – a Great Foundation for Kids!

DK Books – a Great Foundation for Kids!

I am a firm believer in raising kids who love to read. This is an area of life where I think the mantra, “Start ‘em young!” is the perfect prescription. I’ve tried my best to encourage reading and model reading, and I am excited to see how it pays off. My boys love books of every kind. They enjoy being read to, they enjoy leafing through books on their own, and my oldest enjoys reading … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Books, Books (0-3), Educational

eBook Review: Coffee Filters to Cheese Graters: Creative Ways to Use Just About Everything

eBook Review: Coffee Filters to Cheese Graters: Creative Ways to Use Just About Everything

* I received a copy of this eBook to facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* During the summer, I read a TON more than I do during the rest of the year. Afternoons spent by the pool and trips to the beach are practically MADE for relaxing with a book (or e-reader) in hand. I was given the opportunity to get a sneak preview of a new e-book that’s coming out on July … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Budget Buys, Contests, eBook

The Lego® Movie Books from DK Bring the Adventure to Life!

The Lego® Movie Books from DK Bring the Adventure to Life!

*I was sent the books to review as well as a gift card for participating in this campaign. All thoughts and opinions are my own.” My son is ecstatic about The Lego® Movie coming out on DVD on June 17. Like can’t sit still, talks about it EVERY DAY excited. I can’t blame him though, as they are one of his favorite toys.  And the movie was impressively well done for both kids and adults!   So you … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Books (Activities), Books (School Aged), Educational, entertainment, Kindergartners, Movies, Reading, School Aged Children

Disney Junior Give a Book, Get a Book Helps Kids in Need

Disney Junior Give a Book, Get a Book Helps Kids in Need

Every mom knows that for children to become strong readers, they need books: new, high-quality books they’re excited to read.  But for children in low-income families, books can be scarce. In some of the lowest income neighborhoods, there is only a single book for every 300 kids. First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that has teamed up with Disney Junior, provides brand-new, high-quality books to teachers, volunteers and community leaders who work with kids in need. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Books, Boutiques and Stores, Charity, Disney, Educational, Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, Reading, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Toy Stores

Celebrating National Autism Month with The Spark : A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius and Autism

Celebrating National Autism Month with The Spark : A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius and Autism

*I was provided with a copy of this novel to facilitate my post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* April is National Autism Month and what better way to spread awareness then to pick up a copy of The Spark : A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius and Autism. This book is a memoir of a truly amazing mother, Kristine Barnett, who never gave up on her son, Jake, even when medical professionals told her he … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Books (Memoirs), Parenting

Book Review: Jo Frost’s Toddler Rules: Your 5-Step Guide to Shaping Proper Behavior

Book Review: Jo Frost’s Toddler Rules: Your 5-Step Guide to Shaping Proper Behavior

Do you ever feel like that home and family you’re watching on reruns of Supernanny, is a mirror image of your own? I sure do. Some days, I hope that the door bell will ring and Jo Frost will be there to help us out! Barring that miracle from occurring, picking up a copy of Jo Frost’s new book, Jo Frost’s Toddler Rules: Your 5-Step Guide to Shaping Proper Behavior, is the next best thing. I … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Advice, Books, Books (Advice), Parenting, Tips, Toddlers

Parent’s Read: Helping Boys Learn

Parent’s Read: Helping Boys Learn

* I was sent this book to read and review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* As the mom of two boys, I totally get that boys learn differently from girls. But the extent to just how differently they learn was a bit foreign to me until I started to read “Helping Boys Learn: 6 Secrets for Your Son’s Success in School”. My oldest is very bright (scary smart in that he sometimes outsmarts ME, ugh!) … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Books, Books (Advice), Educational, Kindergartners, Learning, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children

Parent’s Read: How Toddlers Thrive: What Parents Can Do Today for Children Ages 2-5 to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success

Parent’s Read: How Toddlers Thrive: What Parents Can Do Today for Children Ages 2-5 to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success

* I was sent this book to read and review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* I want both of my boys to be happy and successful, but right now I am probably more focused on successfully potty-training my toddler more than anything else! I still wonder what they will be like as adults and what I can do to help raise them to be good human beings, be happy and successful. I just started reading … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Books, Books (Advice), Parenting, Toddlers

Parent’s Read: Stress Free Kids, A Parent’s Guide to Helping Build Self-Esteem, Manage Stress, and Reduce Anxiety in Children.

Parent’s Read: Stress Free Kids,  A Parent’s Guide to Helping Build Self-Esteem, Manage Stress, and Reduce Anxiety in Children.

Life is hectic and busy for all of us, including kids. That means stress, and while it’s easy to think kids are oblivious or ambivalent to it, in reality they’re not. Lori Lite, a former contestant on the TV show “Shark Tank,” has just released a great book that I think all parents should check out. STRESS FREE KIDS® A Parent’s Guide to Helping Build Self-Esteem, Manage Stress, and Reduce Anxiety in Children, is a supportive … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Books, Health, Kindergartners, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Uncategorized

Trista Sutter’s Happily Ever After- The Life Changing Power of A Grateful Heart

Trista Sutter’s Happily Ever After- The Life Changing Power of A Grateful Heart

Let’s face it, most of The Bachelor/Bachelorette couples last for about a nanosecond. Do you ladies remember Trista Sutter, the original Bachelorette, who chose hunky Ryan Sutter? Well, they are coming up on their 10th wedding anniversary! The couple are STILL together, living their lives in Vail, CO and have two children son Max, 5 and daughter Blakesley, 4 Trista has a book coming out on Dec. 1 called “Happily Ever After: The Life Changing Power … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bath Time, Books, Books (Memoirs), entertainment, Mommy Gifts