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10+ Geeky Bedtime Story Books for Preschoolers

Are you a geek parent too? One of the best parts about geeky parenting is sharing our passions with our kids, from comic book superheroes to Jedi Masters. My husband is also fluent in code, so it makes sense to introduce computer programming language to our kids as well. All of these


Reading Fun With Incredebooks: Olaf Wants a Birthday

Disclosure: We received a copy of this book in order to review it. All thoughts are our own. Post also contains affiliate links. Reading is one of our favorite activities. The kids get excited over new books, and they also enjoy playing games and interacting with books on their tablet. Blending physical


Rissa Reads: Disney’s Frozen Books

We received Disney Frozen books to review. Confession: We didn’t see Frozen until it was released on Blu-ray/DVD. I pre-ordered it, so we watched it as soon as we got it. This was after Rissa met Elsa and Anna at Disney World during our #DisneyKids preschool blogger trip in March. When I


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 event. Instantly I knew it was perfect for my daughter. Right then and there I planned to


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 earn a commission if you buy something. Reading is something our family values. Both my husband and I


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 my choosing after Rissa was born.  I started carving out time almost nightly a few months before Xander


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 with physical books too often.  Need to set my priorities again! This week’s theme: BOOKS What are some


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 treasure books like we do.  Just the other day I learned that March 6, 2013, is World Read


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 I was surprised to find out they also have toys.  It’s almost dangerous that I’ve found them online


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 creating her own little world.  I’ve noticed that she really loves playing with toys that are also connected


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 home – we all read.  Rissa has a fairly impressive library of her own for a toddler.  When


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 an interest in reading, it will help them with learning and studying. If a child doesn’t have books


“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 of reading and music for children with the need to support breast cancer research.  Cancer in general has


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 my “spare” time is usually reserved for blogging. Until this weekend. While I was sitting at the lab


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 things she should want. But all that changes as increasingly disturbing events begin to occur: soot stains


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 are so many books out there. Do you have any personal favorites? Are there any books that


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 yelled, “Mama!” She was thinking of one of her other favorite books, but her face sure lit up when


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 some bad luck in our attempts to record the book segment.  So, these books come highly recommended by


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, games, and events focused on getting our children interested in reading! Tailor Made Momma, along with 23


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 a moment, please enjoy a little chat with us! It’s mostly me rambling about wanting to vlog, a bit about Rissa’s