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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 »

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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 »

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Mamanista Reads: 10-10-10 by Suzy Welch

Mamanista Reads: 10-10-10 by Suzy Welch

The folks at MomCentral sent me a review sample of Suzy Welch’s new book 10-10-10: A Life-Transforming Idea.  From the cover, it looked like another “self-help” book. Since I’m not a big fan of that genre, I’ll admit that I only cracked open 10-10-10because of Suzy Welch’s…ahem…notoriety.* But I kept reading because the 10-10-10 idea actually made sense.  10-10-10 is a decision-making practice that helps you make tough choices based on your values rather than out of  guilt, stress … Read entire article »

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Make a Quick and Easy Journal: My Listography

Make a Quick and Easy Journal: My Listography

My Listography: My Amazing Life in Lists will inspire children and teens to write their autobiography in list form. Kids can list favorite books, movies, foods, songs, friends, things to do in their free time as well as their dreams for the future and all the jobs they might like to do someday. I wish this book had been around when I was a kid. I never had the inclination to spend hours daily writing in a journal, but I would have … Read entire article »

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Baby Daddy Rants and Raves For Your Amusement

Need a good laugh? Pre-order Steve Almond’s (Not that You Asked): Rants, Exploits, and Obsessions. A collection of essays that would qualify as TMI (too much information) if it wasn’t so hysterical, (Not that You Asked) is a nice dose of guilt-free schadenfreude…because Almond not only volunteers these vulnerable, honest, and embarrassingly amusing stories, he actually seems to revel in sharing them. Almond is the madcap blogger behind Baby Daddy and the author of Candyfreak: A … Read entire article »

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