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Mommin' in the Real World's 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is here! I love to find or create the ideal gift for each of my family and friends, but it is not always so easy! (I'm looking at you, Dad...) If you're anything like me, it is likely you are searching for the perfect gift for at least one person on your … Continue reading Mommin' in the Real World's 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

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Book Reviews: Peppa Pig and the Christmas Play, Maisy’s Christmas Party, and Little Robin’s Christmas

Disclaimer: These review copies were generously gifted to us from Candlewick Press. All opinions and views below are mine and those of my family. Christmas season is soon approaching! My children are excited, and frankly, I am too! In preparation for Christmas we have been reading their favorite Christmas-themed picture books each evening before bedtime. … Continue reading Book Reviews: Peppa Pig and the Christmas Play, Maisy’s Christmas Party, and Little Robin’s Christmas

Book Review: Baby Loves The Five Senses: Sight! And Baby Loves The Five Senses: Hearing!

Charlesbridge kindly sent me a copy of two recently published books in their Baby Loves Science series, Baby Loves The Five Senses: Sight! and Baby Loves The Five Senses: Hearing! Both books are written by Ruth Spiro and illustrated by Irene Chan. At first glance, seeing that these were board books, I wasn’t sure that … Continue reading Book Review: Baby Loves The Five Senses: Sight! And Baby Loves The Five Senses: Hearing!

Book Review: The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do and The Most Magnificent Thing

This book review is going to be a little different than my norm. Today I have two children's picture books, The Thing Lou Couldn't Do and The Most Magnificent Thing, both written by Canadian author Ashley Spires.My children and I first read The Thing Lou Couldn't Do. I enjoyed this picture book because even though … Continue reading Book Review: The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do and The Most Magnificent Thing

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Book Review: We Toot!

When I was younger, I read a book that had belonged to my great-great-aunt Carrie. It was a small book with a beautiful cover. It was printed sometime around 1913 and was meant to teach girls how to be proper young ladies, sort of a finishing school in a book for the not-so-privileged if you … Continue reading Book Review: We Toot!

Book Review: Max the Rabbit Plays Hide and Seek

I was recently sent a package of children's books for review by Clever Publishing. The first book my children and I read was a board book, Max the Rabbit Plays Hide and Seek, written by Julia Shigarova and illustrated by Valentina Yaskina. Max the Rabbit Plays Hide and Seek, written by Julia Shigarova and illustrated … Continue reading Book Review: Max the Rabbit Plays Hide and Seek

Book Review: Sacrifice

Please note, if you are sensitive to reading about blood or graphic violence, this may not be the book for you. How far would you go to ensure the health and well being of your family? What would you do to get out of a perilous situation and get to them? How much would you … Continue reading Book Review: Sacrifice

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Book Review: Magic Pie

Yesterday I received a package in the mail. I had an inkling of what it contained, but my daughter did not. She is always very excited to receive mail, so I let her help me open the package. Essex based author Robyn Embrey sent us a copy of her book, Magic Pie. Also included in … Continue reading Book Review: Magic Pie

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Book Review: Sophia & the Dragon: Who Came for Dinner

Any parent can tell you that mealtimes can be notoriously taxing. In the beginning, my daughter was a non-discriminating eater who shoveled it all in but then went through a very picky phase, which luckily (thank God,) didn't last too long. I wrote about it in an older post, Why do Mealtimes Have to be … Continue reading Book Review: Sophia & the Dragon: Who Came for Dinner