March 11, 2013
Reading to your child is a great way to bond and instill a life long love of reading. Fortunately, there are many classic books that you can use to build your child's library. You can start with The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This timeless classic by Eric Carle follows a little caterpillar from larvae to butterfly by documenting all this little treats along the way. This story will be the beginning of many memories for you and your little one.
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January 30, 2013
It seems diagnoses of Asperger's Syndrome are on the rise. If you are struggling with explaining Asperger's to your family and friends, take some of the pressure off yourself. This book, Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome?: A Guide for Friends and Family will help introduce the topic. This book is written from the first person perspective of a boy named Adam. He explains what Asperger Syndrome is and it's like to live with it. Ideally, the audience for the book is 9-15 year olds. As long as it helps create understanding, everyone can read it.
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January 4, 2013
It's never to soon to read to your child. The time to start building your child's library is right away. This Skip Hop: Who's Hiding? book is a durable hard cover with flip pages that will keep your little one entertained during this special bonding time. The bright colors and heart warming story will keep you and your little one returning to this favorite time after time.
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October 26, 2012
It's never too early to instill a love of reading in your child. The problem is books don't make good snacks and everything ends up in a baby's mouth. This set of first books contain three soft, plastic books and a cloth book with a teething attachment. All the books contain bold pictures, photo pockets and peek-a-boo flaps. If you have an infant or know someone expecting one, this set makes a great gift too. What a great gift, starting off a lifetime of learning.
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October 4, 2012
October is Fire Safety Month. You can introduce fire safety to your child in a non intimidating way that won't scare them. No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids is a whimsical book perfect for preschoolers and elementary school children alike. The plot centers around a friendly fire breathing dragon and the mishaps he creates at a tea party. There is a fun poem at the end of the book to drive home the basics of fire safety.
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July 5, 2012
After a big holiday or event, you might want to take it easy the next day and get some rest. It's a perfect time to sit and read a book to your baby. Love You Forever is a timeless classic you will want to read to your baby over and over. If you are shopping for yourself or a shower gift, this little book will be a great addition to a child's library. After all, who doesn't want to tell constantly tell their little one, "I'll love you forever."
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April 24, 2012
Do you know a mom who recently had a newborn or maybe isn't feeling too well? Maybe it's time to pitch in a bring over a hot meal to a family who just needs an extra set of hands right now. It's easy to plan a meal, pop it in a reusable container and bring it to someone who needs it. If you need some ideas, check out this new cookbook, Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner. There are plenty of quick, healthy meals for your family and another family. If you choose to help out another family, you won't just bring the meal, you bring peace of mind, even if it's just for a few minutes.
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April 20, 2012
Earth Day is April 22. You can celebrate in a variety of ways, but the best way is to educate your children on the benefits of taking care of the Earth. It's Earth Day! (Little Critter) is another in an extensive series of books by Mercer Meyer celebrating different holidays. In this story Little Critter learns about climate change and what's happening to the earth. You and your little one can spread a blanket out under a tree, enjoy the sounds of nature and a quiet time together while learning about ways to help the planet. That's real quality time.
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April 6, 2012
Potty training can be a stressful time for parents and toddlers. Humorous stories are a great way to help your toddler understand the process and take some of the mystery out of potty training. This brightly colored Dinosaur vs. the Potty board book follows a silly dinosaur on his journey to avoid the potty. You and your toddler will laugh right up to the last page. Before you know it, the dinosaur and your toddler will be trained.
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February 8, 2012
I admit it, I had a hard time thinking of ways to entertain my newborn. I kept thinking there was some secret to infant play that I wasn't in on. So I did what every new parent does, I stocked up on books. The Gymboree book really came to the rescue. It is full of 170 baby and toddler activities that will stimulate your baby's senses. You will love the bonding too. There are so may games, songs, physical activities, art projects, and finger plays to choose from, the days will go by so quickly. Maybe that's the secret.
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January 3, 2012
If you are one of the millions of adults who resolve to eat healthier this year, you might want to take a look at what your child is eating too. Childhood obesity and diabetes are at all time highs and will only get worse if we don't make changes to our eating habits. The best advice is to take it slow and gradually make adjustments. Thankfully, there are plenty of resources to help you get started.What's Eating Your Child?: The Hidden Connection Between Food and Your Child's Well Being is scientifically based and will put you on the right path to healthy child nutrition. You will learn how to use natural remedies to help with mood swings, allergies, ear infections, eczema, anxiety, tantrums, ADD/ADHD and picky eating. After reading this book, your child won't be the only one who feels better.
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October 19, 2011
Halloween can be a scary time for a little one. Scary monsters and spooky sounds seem to be everywhere this time of year. If your little one gets overwhelmed, you can help him enjoy the holiday with a tame, well known character like Clifford The Big Red Dog. He tries to dress up as a ghost for Halloween, but who could be afraid of this cuddly dog?
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September 19, 2011
As the mother of a child on the autism spectrum, I was so excited to have the opportunity to review the Cooking Light The Gluten Free Cookbook: Simple Food Solutions for Everyday Meals. Meal planning for a family can be difficult when you are trying to accommodate each individual's diverse nutritional needs. This cookbook makes it so much easier. Recipes range from chocolate almond pretzels to baked potato and bacon soup. Each recipe proves you don't have to sacrifice flavor for healthy eating. The ingredients are simple and available at your local grocery store. Try a few of these recipes today and see how much better YOU feel.
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August 12, 2011
Call it the anti parenting book. Cookies for Dinner: the tales of two moms in their quest to survive motherhood is a whimsical look at motherhood and the challenges it can throw your way. Poop and vomit stories are not off limits in this bold description of what motherhood truly brings. Bye bye idealistic 1950s version of domestic life. Reality is setting in. You will laugh right along with these moms as they share their stories. They are totally different in their approaches, but guess what? The kids are fine. Isn't that what really matters?
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