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Rissa Reviews Read With Me Scout #ReadwithMeScout

Just in time for Rissa’s birthday, we received LeapFrog’s new Read With Me Scout to review. During the summer I had the opportunity to preview the new Scout at the Big Toy Book’s Sweet Suite


New Early Reading Books Featuring PLAY-DOH Creations

This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I received PLAY-DOH books for the purpose of this review.  The links in this post are Amazon affiliate links where we


Books, Books, Books! My Current Reading List [Because Prompts are Fun]

Do you love to read? Do you accumulate a stack of books in your “to be read” pile at a rapid rate?  Me too.  Unfortunately, I rarely had time to read a book of


Because Prompts are Fun #14 – Books and Reading

While I read a lot of blogs, I still love me some good books.  For awhile I was making time to read again, but after Xander was born I haven’t been able to sit


16 Ways to Engage Toddlers in Reading

Reading is something I value but also take for granted.  It can be easy to forget that a significant number of people worldwide do not have the privilege to know how to read and


IKEA Soft Toys for Education Make Great Gifts for Kids

This may shock you, but I’ve never shopped at an IKEA before.  There isn’t one very close by unless we want to drive a few hours.  I’ve heard people rave about their furniture so


Rissa’s First Playhouse Set!

I’m the first to admit that my daughter has too many toys.  She really does have more than she needs, but she gets such joy out of receiving new ones, figuring them out, and


Donating Books For Kids Makes a Difference #NickCFK #CBias

Last week I told you I was up to something… something good!  I was working on a mini-book drive to help local children in need get access to books.  Books are important in our


Why I’m Helping Local Kids Get Books #NickCFK #CBias

Long ago, I once read that there’s a correlation between how well kids do in school and the amount of books in their homes. If a child has access to more books and develops


“Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project” The Children’s Book That Supports Breast Cancer Charities

Every now and then I come across something that really resonates with me on an emotional level.  Learning about Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project is one of those things.  It combines the importance


Shh, Mommy’s Reading the Hunger Games Trilogy

Since having my daughter I haven’t found as much leisure time to read. If I’m reading it’s usually to her or about parenting or a few blogs. I miss reading books for fun, but


Book Review | God’s Eye by A.J. Scudiere

Synopsis: Katharine Geryon is living the life her family name has dictated, and why not? After all, it has given her a good job in the family company and a fine life with all the


The Mommy Mindset: Books, Books, Books!

It’s no surprise that The Mommy Mindset group discussed books last week.  Books are an integral part of learning for children and so important for parents to foster and nurture a love for reading. There


Rissa’s New Book: Don’t Feed the WorryBug!

At the end of last week, Rissa was very excited that a package came just for her. Although when I asked, “what’s inside?” she put her arms up in the air and excitedly


Rissa Recommends: 8 Books for Toddlers

In our first vlog I said we would share some book recommendations. I was hoping to do this in a vlog but I don’t want to delay sharing these with you anymore. We had


Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Giveaway! (US/CAN) 3/2-3/9

108 years ago today, one of the most creative, innovative, and revolutionary authors of our time was born! In school, library’s and home all across the country the GREAT Dr. Seuss is celebrated with books,


VLOG 1 | Checking In

Well here we go, our first official vlog. I do apologize for the low quality, but hey, it was still fun to record! Rissa enjoys watching it too. If you have


New Year, New Reads Giveaway Event 1/9-1/23 (US/CAN) – $100 Howard Computers GC & 3 Chicken Soup for the Soul Books

Welcome to the New Year, New Reads Giveaway Hop! Sponsored by HowardComputers.com Hosted by Formula Mom, Tales From the Nursery, & ShePromotes Welcome to the New Year, New Reads Giveaway Hop! It will end on January 23rd


WorryWoo Monsters Books and Plush

WorryWoo Monsters We all have insecurities and times when we struggle to control our emotions.  While we can usually deal with them better as adults, it can be hard to get kids to understand how


Hallmark’s Interactive Storybooks and Story Buddies

Holidays are the perfect time to start new traditions and I’m lucky to have that opportunity right now.  And wouldn’t you know it? Hallmark, known for their ability to provide cards and other keepsakes