Category: Childrens Books

Do You Keep Your Children’s Favorite Old Books?

Our 3½ year old girl's bookcase today

Books have played a very special role in my 3½ year old daughter’s and my relationship. For more than three years now I’ve read to and tucked in my little girl every night…

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Throw Away Grandma’s Cookbook!

Vintage Better Homes & Gardens 50's Kitchen

Clearly I’m not really suggesting you tear up your grandma’s recipe cards or toss out all of your cookbooks, but the cookbook world is changing… and fast.

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Bookstores with Nooks, not Nooks

Meg Ryan as Kathleen Kelly in the film You've Got Mail

Where’s your favorite place to browse books? Are old fashioned bookstores outdated and bound for the retail trash heap of time? What do you think? I say, no…

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Give the Gift of Memories – Shutterfly Can Help!

Sample Christmas Card from

I rarely do product reviews as I’m usually to darned honest and ornery for most reviewee’s liking. But one company I’m happy to review is Originally I used them to print Christmas photo cards and with truly excellent results. I must say, though, the coolest thing we’ve done via Shutterfly is putting together custom photo books (not photo albums, mind you, but actually hard bound books) of photos…

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Giveaway: Green Eggs and Ham


No, I’m not literally giving away green eggs and ham; though any of you who have had the misfortune to eat my cooking know that is not as unlikely as it sounds. What I have the pleasure to give away as a brand new 50th Anniversary Edition of the classic Dr. Seuss book “Green Eggs and Ham”. Enter now!

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Parenting Advice from Jon Gosselin

Jon Gosselin

Really? This the guy you from whom you’d seek out parenting advice? Apparently reality TV’s bad-boy father of eight is working on a book with leadership coach Dr. Sylvia Lafair. Is it just a guy thing that I’ve never really cared for these “reality” shows? In any case, you won’t find me waiting in line to be the first to get parenting tips from this guy. Just sayin’.

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Free Children’s Books!

Children's Books

The way the economy is these days we all are looking for ways to conserve our cash. One area in which I refuse to skimp is with books for my toddler. I want her to grow up with a love of books, reading and learning. I’ve recently discovered a new cost effective and environmentally friendly alternative to purchasing books. It’s an online company called

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What is Steampunk?

Steampunk Mickey Mouse Pin

Since having a baby I find I’m not keeping up very well with the latest trends, be they fashion, entertainment, literature, politics or technology. For example I only recently became aware there was this thing called “Steampunk”.

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