Personalized Easter Book for Alice

February 19, 2016 | in: books

In our house, every child’s Easter basket just has to have a book, and an Easter-themed storybook that is personalized with a child’s own name? Preschooler perfection. I cannot wait to …more

A Very Special Christmas Tree: Beautiful Children’s Book for the Holidays

November 16, 2015 | in: books, GIFT GUIDE, holiday gift guide

Every year I give my children new Christmas-themed books at the beginning of Advent to celebrate the start of this magical, sacred time of the year. Sometimes these stories are …more

Giveaway: New Book – Raising a Rock-Star Reader #RaiseAReader

November 3, 2015 | in: books, education, giveaways, Uncategorized

My remarkable, education rockstar friends Amy Mascott of TeachMama and Allison McDonald of No Time for Flashcards have published a book that is packed with insights on helping our children be …more

GIVEAWAY: Teacher or Child Gift – Artwork from Scholastic – 5 WINNERS!

November 25, 2013 | in: books, GIFT GUIDE, holiday gift guide

WIN A GORGEOUS ART POSTER FOR YOUR CHILD’S ROOM, TO GIFT A TEACHER FOR THE HOLIDAYS OR DONATE TO YOUR SCHOOL LIBRARY!  A few months ago, Scholastic asked 13 children’s book illustrators …more

The Christian Mama’s Guides: Great Parenting Reads

June 10, 2013 | in: books, GIFT GUIDE, products I love, vlogs

I just finished two new books that each have everything I need in a pre-bedtime book, rolled into one. They have parenting advice, child developmental knowledge, food for the soul …more

GIVEAWAY: FIVE BIG Clifford Valentine Prize Packs — $70 Value

January 9, 2013 | in: books, giveaways

Win a Clifford the Big Red Dog Prize Pack — FIVE winners will be drawn! Do you give your children a Valentine’s Day present? We always do, and I think …more

Brave for Leapster Explorer and LeapFrog Tag

June 27, 2012 | in: books, education, geeky, products I love

Two years ago, on Tech Savvy Mama‘s expert recommendation, I purchased for both Charlie and Eve their own Leapster Explorer handheld gaming devices. These games provided their first ever video …more

PBS KIDS and iVillage Team Up to Promote Summer Reading

The iVillage PBS KIDS Summer Reading Community Challenge has begun and my family and I are participating. This is a free six week program of daily e-mails full of literacy-building …more

GIVEAWAY: Confessions of a Scary Mommy, Best Book Ever

April 16, 2012 | in: books, giveaways

Confessions of a Scary Mommy: An Honest and Irreverent Look at Motherhood: The Good, The Bad, and the Scary is a scary good read. You’ll laugh, you’ll laugh so hard …more

10 Good Books for a Plane

March 16, 2012 | in: books

Whether you are traveling for work or trudging through the air with your kids, airplane travel requires a good book. Sure, you could pack various electronic ways to keep yourself …more

GIVEAWAY and Author Interview: The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Baby by Erin MacPherson

March 24, 2011 | in: books, giveaways, pregnancy

The Christian Mama’s Guide to Having a Baby by Erin MacPherson is the BEST pregnancy book I have read in a long time. And Erin is giving away FIVE copies …more

OMG, My Sister is the Coolest Woman and The New Twilight Book Is Online

March 5, 2009 | in: books, hot mama, ramblings

The girl on the right is smokin’ hot. The one on the left seems to have bad gas. I learned so much this past weekend in Palm Springs from my …more