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Books for {Friend-Making} Kids: Peanut Butter and Cupcake by Terry Border

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in Be Inspired, Books for Kids | 0 comments

I remember as a kid that one of the most intimidating part of the school day was…recess. Unstructured time where you had to make your own way on the playground and find a friend. It was kind of tough for my introverted tendencies, particularly in elementary school, which has made me extra sensitive about it now with my own kids. So I always...

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First Day of Kindergarten Coping Books for Kids…and Moms!!

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Be Inspired, Books for Kids, Books for Moms | 0 comments

In just under a month, I will be sending my last kid to kindergarten. I thought it would be easier the third time around, but every time I think about it, I get all choked up and my very observant (and somewhat insensitive) 7-year-old says, “Mom…are you going to cry…AGAIN??” And of course, he’s (annoyingly) right. So...

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All Things JJ Heller: The Golden Feather {book} & I Dream of You {CD}

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Be Inspired, Books for Kids, Things We Love | 2 comments

I have been a JJ Heller fan from way back. The Pandora station with her name on it is easily my most played station, her music is prominently featured in my iTunes playlists, and I even keep up with her e-mail newsletter. That is where I came across her Kickstarter campaign earlier this year to help fund a new children’s bedtime story she was...

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Weekend Reads: The Land of Stories & Robot Burp Head Smartypants

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Be Inspired, Books for Kids | 0 comments

In my spare moments, I love to read children’s books, whether it is reading to my kids or gobbling up one of the latest books on my 8-year-old’s night stand. It brings me back to those long luxurious days of reading I did as a kid, snuggled on my rainbow striped bedspread or sprawled across our family’s maroon couch. I can still...

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Four Great Kids Books You Should Have! {Giveaway}

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Be Inspired, Books for Kids | 1 comment

Four Great Kids Books You Should Have! {Giveaway}

One of the greatest presents for children (in my opinion) are new books.  Already at four, my daughter has books that have been her favorites for years.  I imagine they’ll remain that way too, all the way up until she gets to read them to her own kids; just like I’ve been able to read some of my childhood favorites with her. So today,...

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Colors for Zena by Monica Wellington {Interview & Book Review}

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Be Inspired, Books for Kids | 0 comments

Colors for Zena by Monica Wellington {Interview & Book Review}

Two years ago, we had the pleasure to showcase Monica Wellington’s book, Gabby and Grandma Go Green along with a reusable bag tutorial and an interview with Monica. It was a lot of fun, so I was excited to see that her creative juices had struck again with a new book, Colors for Zena. Reminiscent of books such as Mouse Paint, her charming...

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“Alphablock” by Christopher Franceschelli, the BEST new ABC board book!

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Be Inspired, Books for Kids | 1 comment

“Alphablock” by Christopher Franceschelli, the BEST new ABC board book!

Reading to my kids is absolutely one of my favorite activities that we do together, so I get excited when I come across a really superb children’s book. Alphablock by Christopher Franceschelli showed up in a box on my front doorstep this morning, actually, which proves again that my mother is amazing at finding the coolest...

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Books for Kids {and a giveaway}: Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Be Inspired, Books for Kids | 10 comments

Books for Kids {and a giveaway}: Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Congrats to Amber H. for winning our giveaway of Seeger’s book! I came across Laura Vaccaro Seeger’s book – Green – a couple of months ago at the library, and I fell in love with it. So when I noticed that it was a 2013 Caldecott Honor Book, I knew that I wanted to snag a copy to give away. It is an exquisite concept book,...

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Spring Break: One Day Down, Nine to Go!

Posted by on Mar 29, 2013 in Be Inspired, Books for Kids, Books for Moms | 0 comments

Spring Break: One Day Down, Nine to Go!

  We are so pleased to welcome this week’s guest contributor, Heather Swain, the author of  Play These Games: 101 Delightful Diversions Using Everyday Items and Make These Toys: 101 Clever Creations Using Everyday Items. Maggie reviewed  Play These Games last week, and we have a copy of Make These Toys to give away this...

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Play These Games {A great book and a giveaway!}

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in Be Inspired, Books for Kids, Books for Moms, Things We Love | 8 comments

Play These Games {A great book and a giveaway!}

The last month of truly needing to play inside is {hopefully} coming to a close.  A Michigan girl can hope right?  But with the last couple weeks of snow and slush left and spring break right around the corner, and let’s be honest…..some rainy spring days in our future, it’s always nice to have some inside games, that are novel,...

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