Holiday Gift Guide: MyChronicleBooks Personalized Books #giftguide

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I have always loved giving books as gifts. My children, nieces, nephews all have received at least one book from us for a holiday gift. Classic books are always a favorite in our home — we’ve read “Twas the Night Before Christmas” every year since the kids were babies. We were recently able to create […]

Book Review: Gardening For Geeks by Christy Wilhelmi

gardening for geeks book

It’s spring and I’m getting antsy about starting our garden! We’ve been growing our veggies and herbs in the raised beds that Super G built two years ago and I’m excited to see what does well this year (if I can keep the chickens and the cat out of the beds!). So when I was […]

What I Love About You, Mom – Mother’s Day book Review

What I Love Journal 5/10

I always end up spending close to half an hour or longer in the card aisle, trying to pick out the perfect Mother’s Day card for my Mom, dodging shopping carts and other people’s arms as they reach around me looking for their perfect cards, too. I’m not sure why I feel like the card […]

Two Gifts Ideas for New and Expectant Dads from DaddyScrubs

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Finding a gift for a new dad this holiday season is now easier than ever when you shop at DaddyScrubs.com. This site has a great selection of gift sets for Dads, both new and experienced! Since my son recently became a father, I knew that I wanted to be able to gift him with something […]

Knitting For Kids book review by my sister

knitting for kids book review

Knitting for Kids by Paula Hammerskog & Eva Wincent is filled with over 40 patterns sweaters, hats, & more to knit for your little ones. And I do love knitting for little ones. Children’s clothes work up quick & turn out so cute. The wonderful thing about the patterns in this book is, they’re timeless. […]

Get creative with The Art of Silliness author Carla Sonheim

The Art of Silliness

Hello! My name is Carla Sonheim and I am the author of a new book, “The Art of Silliness: A Creativity Book for Everyone.” Today I’d like to talk a little bit about creativity, drawing, and… silliness! Being creative enriches our lives. Besides the more “serious” benefits such as developing problem-solving skills, etc., expressing ourselves creatively […]

Curious Critters – Gorgeous children’s picture book #bookreview

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I strongly believe that one of the very best gifts we can give our children is the love of reading. There is no better way to encourage a child’s love to read than by sharing books with them that will excite and wow them. Curious Critters, the first children’s book by photographer David FitzSimmons, is […]

The Mouse, the Monster, and Me and Liking Myself children’s book reviews

The Mouse, the Monster and Me Cover

As someone who has struggled with self esteem issues for her entire life, It is important to me that  my children have confidence in themselves. It’s often hard to know how to help them express their feelings in a positive way when it’s also a part of life that I’ve always had trouble with. I […]

Addie Slaughter: The girl who met Geronimo (young readers)

Addie Slaughter: the girl who met Geronimo book review

On our quest to fill our summer days with fun reading material, I was happy to find a historical non fiction book for my tween daughter to review.  It’s always a treat to be able to find a book that presents our nation’s history in a way that appeals to young readers.  Addie Slaughter: The […]

Bindi Wildlife Adventures – book series by Bindi Sue Irwin

Bindi Sue Irwin book series - Book 1 Trouble at the Zoo

Do you remember The Crocodile Hunter Diaries TV show? Oh how we used to love that show, not only for it’s exciting moments but also because of wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin’s obvious passion for the endangered animals he loved so much. We were thrilled to hear that Steve and Terri Irwin’s little toddler, that we […]

Get to Know Your Kid – 100 questions to ask your child

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My daughter is at the age where she likes to write down her thoughts, make up stories, and invent “secret bff clubs” with her friends. Sometimes I look at her and have the feeling that I just don’t know her as well as I used to. She’s growing up so quickly! there are so many […]

The Joy of Hobby Farming by Michael and Audrey Levatino

Joy of Hobby Farming

While our family does not own, or even live on, a farm, it is something that Super G. and I often dream about. Living in the country there are farms all around us. We do try to grow a small garden each year to enjoy a bit of fresh veggies during the summer. Keeping backyard […]