Sunday Reads & Book Review: YA Berserker


    About the Book A Norse teen and her family are forced to flee to the American West to escape the effects of an ancestral Viking curse in this jaw-dropping fantasy novel from the author of Monument 14. “Berserker is a triumph, introducing a wholly-new breed of Viking superhero.”Alyson Noël, New York Times- bestselling author of […]

Support Early Learning with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s #SparkAMind!

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This post was sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. Even though I think I have raised them so similarly, my girls are so different, but I’m so glad that they are both wonderfully creative.  Different things inspire them both…my eldest is definitely inspired by science and nature…even […]

School Shootings and This is Where is Ends Book Review


Being a parent is scary.  There are a million things to worry about – will my child be bullied? Will they look both ways before they cross the street? Will they forget what they know and get in the car with a stranger?  As a parent, one of the scariest things that I can think […]

Halloween Reads: Ava the Monster Slayer

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We all know about the history of boys slaying dragons, rescuing villages (and damsels), and totally hogging all of the glory and accolades – well move over fellas, here comes Ava the Monster Slayer on a quest to save her beloved plush piggy from the monster in the dryer in the basement. When we do […]

Widdle Away Worry for Kids with GoZen!


I should tell you that my wife does the majority of writing for this site. But when the GoZen! Program came in, I jumped on the opportunity to test it out. You see, I was (and still am a little bit) a BIG worrier as a child. My worry, stress, and anxiety caused me to […]

How Classrooms Have Changed in a Century


  Modern classrooms may be colorful, comfortable and welcoming, but their counterparts 100 years ago were anything but. If you’ve ever wondered what teaching environments for youngsters were like in the early 1900s, here you go! Layout Classrooms a century ago tended to accommodate more youngsters than their contemporary equivalents. Class sizes of 60 were […]

Soul Sessions – A Story of Soulmates and Love {Book Review}


I love to read – fiction, nonfiction, biography – you name it, and I read it. I value reading and encourage my children to read every day – we even have two separate rooms in my home that are designated “libraries”. Recently, I read a new book called Soul Sessions, by Carson Gage. Before I […]

The First Rule About The Soup Club Cookbook


About The Soup Club Cookbook Food-sharing is the hot new thing in the “getting dinner on the table” conversation, and in The Soup Club Cookbook, four busy moms share not only their formula for starting a soup club–which gives you at least three meals every month when you don’t have to worry about dinner–but also […]

Make Back to School Shopping Easier with FLIPP

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This product was received for review purposes.  All opinions are my own. Really? I mean, really? Summer is just about gone ALREADY? How does it happen that this wonderful time of year flies by but winter drearily drags on and on? Because I can’t quite make the adjustment to the fact that it’s just about […]

Teacher Gifts – 7 Creative Ideas for Gift For Teachers

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When it comes to teachers, they play a very important role in the guidance of the growth and development of our children. It starts at a very early age, all the way back to nursery school. They spend eight hours or more with your child on a daily basis. They teach your kids the fundamentals […]