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Join Us for a Live Chat with Author Trudy Ludwig

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic are important, but so is character education. As your children head back to school, you’ll want to talk to them about what it means to be a good friend and how to deal with bullying.  Books are the best way to introduce and discuss difficult concepts like bullying or fitting in at school. One of my favorite authors is Trudy Ludwig, and I’ve recommended her books “My Secret Bully” and “Just Kidding” … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Featured, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious

In Praise of Stay-At-Home Moms Book Review

In Praise of Stay-At-Home Moms Book Review

Since I work outside the home, my decision to read Dr. Laura’s new book In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms was a bit masochistic. If you are a working mother and you pick up this book, prepare yourself for a massive guilt trip. As I read, I tried to remind myself that this book wasn’t written for me. In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms was written for SAHMs who feel under-appreciated and who may face criticism from family and peers for their decision. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Books (Advice), Featured, Uncategorized, Women's Issues

If You Give a Mom a Martini…

If You Give a Mom a Martini…

When my son was a newborn, The Rookie Mom’s Handbook helped me embrace motherhood.  Written by the two bloggers who started www.rookiemoms.com, this passage in The Rookie Mom’s Handbook spoke to me: “Welcome to Motherhood…You’re a rookie mom. Untrained, no experience. That’s you. And that’s not an insult. Even those of us who spent our adolescence babysitting for other people’s children or who work as preschool teachers or pediatric nurses are in for some big surprises. We’ve never been … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Books (Activities), Books (Advice), Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Mommy Blogs, Mommy Gifts

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Bedtime can be quality time rather than battle time. By establishing a consistent routine, you can make bedtime more enjoyable for the whole family. Haydenburri Lane’s Bedtime Safari products were designed in conjunction with child development specialists to help children learn the necessary skills and activities needed to get ready for bed.   Haydenburri Lane provides advice to parents on how to establish a positive bedtime routine and why routines are important. (Click here to read their Parents’ Guide.)  And … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Beds, Bedtime, Books, Books (Advice), Books (Pre-School), Featured, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, Sleeping, Tips, Toddlers

Get Gorgeously Green (and enter to win)

Gorgeously Green, by Sophie Uliano, is a hip new guide to making environmentally-friendly and healthy choices that fit your lifestyle. Each chapter is a step in the process of becoming Gorgeously Green with plenty of practical and concrete suggestions. If you still need a little push, Uliano prioritizes the information so you know which simple changes will give you the mot dramatic and immediate benefits. Written in a breezy “girlfriend” style, Gorgeously Green trims the sometimes … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Books (Advice), Eco-Friendly, Safety, Tips