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holidaykids

Ten years ago, we began a tradition of reading one Christmas book every night for the month of December until Christmas Eve. My religion aside, Christmas to me means family traditions – those are the memories that will last. Kids will long forget the various gifts they receive, but the

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bookbooks

With winter storms are hitting across the country, this is the perfect time to make sure you have enough books to feed your little ones imaginations. Here are two new releases from HarperCollins that your little ones will be sure to love Red: A Crayons Story This book was such

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airplanebookbooksholidaykidstraveltween

“Are we there yet?” Tired of hearing that?  Yeah, me too.  What a cliche, but they all really do it!  My life changed when I started to bring pencil and paper activities for my daughter (now 7).  DVDs and handheld game systems are great but they don’t hold older kids’

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fall books for kids
autumneducationalkidsthanksgiving

Now that it is November, we’re quite dug into fall.  For many of you, autumn is everywhere.  The leaves have changed color and now decorate the ground, big leafy piles ready for little feet to jump into.  Well here in the desert, it still looks the same.  Palm trees don’t

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top 5 toddler sleep essentials
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What could be more important in a toddler’s life than sleep?  I know when my son misses a nap he is CRANK-Y… and so is mom.  He’s always been quite particular with his sleep and has certain rituals he needs in order to actually fall asleep.  He DEFINITELY needs a

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My daughter, 7 (and quickly approaching 8) is at that age where she needs a bit more from a book.  This week I spent some time sorting through her over-flowing bookshelf, pulling out books that are suddenly too babyish for her (and tucking them away for her little brother).  She

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new york pop-up book
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We’ve got a passion for books in this house and I love to add fuel to the fire!  My oldest has just begun 2nd grade today (yeay!) and as a congratulations, I handed her a bundle of educational yet fun new books from Candlewick Press, one being a Pop-Up New

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fall board books
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Well folks, here we are at the unofficial end of summer and beginning of fall.  I’m so relieved to be done with summer because I live in the desert.  We had a pretty mild summer… I don’t think it even reached 120 this year… but I am still so ready

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#outlander
bookbooksmom

The much anticipated Outlander premieres August 9th at 9 PM on STARZ. Romantic, thrilling and adventurous, this adaption of the international bestselling books by Diana Galbadon, does not disappoint for fans both old and new, of which I am the later. I was given the chance to sneak a peek

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bookbookskidsschool

  Let’s start with a 2014 Caldecott Honor Winner titled Journey by Aaron Becker.  This incredibly imaginative book, with no words, is a whimsical tale of a loney girl with a red marker.  She draws a magic door and enters a beautifully illustrated world where she embarks upon an adventurous

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