Make More Time For You in 2016: Get Tips How with The Fringe Hours ($1.99 Today!)

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Friends, when was the last time you made some time for yourself? You're laughing, right? At the suggestion? I know. I struggle often to find any time for myself with work, family live and general craziness. But you can do it! Early last year, I brought you a review of my blogger friend Jessica's book, The Fringe Hours. Her book helps you find … [Read more...]

What I’m Reading: the life-changing magic of tidying up

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Every time I turn around, I see a friend or another blogger talking about this book -The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing ($10.81). I've been wanting to order it for months and I finally went and did it this week. I sort of already knew much of what the book was about based on other people's … [Read more...]

The Book for YOU: The Fringe Hours by @jessicanturner #FringeHours

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When I was in my 20s, I think I would have laughed at myself at 40 feeling like I would need a book to help me figure out how to make time for myself.  Of course in my 20s, I didn't have kids or a schedule that involved much other than going to work, going home and feeding myself.  My 20s are the last time I actually remember feeling like I had all … [Read more...]

The Cutest Coffee Table Book You Could Ever Buy {New Release TODAY}

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Do you guys remember Theo & Beau?  They are the viral napping duo whose totally adorable photos went crazy online last year.  Their mother is Jessica Shyba; she is a blogger friend of mine and the owner of the blog Momma's Gone City.  I looked forward to her photos on Instagram every day when she posted them -- and still do now that the napping … [Read more...]

Basher History Books: Funny & Educational Kids Books

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At our school's recent book fair, my 10 year old picked up this book: Basher History:  States & Capitals - United We Stand ($8.09, Amazon).  He's in 5th grade and will be learning all of the states and capitals this year so I thought it was great that he bought this.  Colorful and animated, I wasn't surprised either - this book actually makes … [Read more...]

Easy Chapter Books for Emerging Readers (Around Ages 6-8)

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As my 1st grader gets more confident in his reading, we're looking to turn the corner from the Level books with pictures into beginning Chapter books.  But it's a big corner and what are the best beginner/early chapter books? Things to look for as your child gets better with their reading and ventures into chapter books: Larger fonts.  I … [Read more...]

10 Books for 10-Year-Old Boys

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Looking for something for your 10 year old son to read?  We're always on the hunt for new, exciting books to interest my 10-year-old.  He was once a reluctant reader; he enjoys reading now but it definitely has to be a particular type of book full of adventure and fun for him to enjoy it.  Here's a list of 10 books he or his friends have recently … [Read more...]

A Beautiful Story Found in The Rosie Project {Book Review} And: Kindle Version On Sale $1.99 on Amazon!

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One of the reasons I'm loving having joined a Book Club is the variety of book selections. The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simison was our latest book that we discussed last night at our monthly meeting. I think this is our fifth book and I have yet to read one that I would have actually selected on my own. I have a genre I like and I generally stick … [Read more...]

10 Books You Need to Read in 2014 #BookClub

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I read up a storm during the month of December.  I think it was holiday procrastination or something.  I've been trying hard to break out of my "norm" for book choices and I think I've done a good job doing that - and really enjoyed some books I wouldn't normally pick up! Being in a new book club has helped too since the host picks the book.  I … [Read more...]

New Hot Book Series for your 3rd-7th Grade Level Reader: Spirit Animals

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My 4th grade boy loved this book.  He stayed up two nights in a row reading Spirit Animals - Book 1 (Wild Born) ($7.79 for Hardcover) after we bought it at our Scholastic school book fair.  He's clearly taking after my love of sci-fi and fantasy as this is a cool series about teenage kids who can call their own "spirit animals" out once they come … [Read more...]