Holiday Gift Guide Day 3! For the teens…


Welcome to Day 3 of the Holiday Gift Guide!  Today is by far the scariest day.  Are you ready?  We're wading into the world of...TEENAGERS.  Gifts for teens are by far the hardest gifts, especially if you don't live with any on a regular basis. So, with a little help from some friends, here is the gift guide for teens!  I tried to do an equal … [Read more...]

Summer Reading Ideas for Boys!

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Hey guys! Gonna pop in with a few ideas for your kiddos this summer.   These books are ones that my boys have enjoyed, and a few that I want to get for them, but haven't yet... My boys are 6 and 8, almost 7 and 9...this summer. So that will give you an idea of the age appropriateness of my choices.   First up let's go … [Read more...]

We love Klutz!!

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One thing I've learned over the years is that it's a waste of money to buy my son "toys" that don't really DO anything.   Action figures.  Pretend helicopters.  Little cars to push around.  Waste waste waste.   Jon David is only really entertained when he is learning or creating something.  He's always been that way, which can … [Read more...]

Vampire Books for Kids!

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Now since Twilight and vampires are the theme here this week, but the Twilight series maybe a touch, errr... inappropriate for the younger kids, how about we give them some fun alternatives? My boys love to read and they THINK they like scary stuff...but when it comes to bedtime, scary books don't do either of us any favors.   Here's … [Read more...]

Fun Thanksgiving Books For Your Kid!

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With the Thanksgiving holiday coming soon I wanted to share with you a fun tradition we have. I love books and  so do my kids...I also love a theme, so getting my kids books to read about upcoming holidays is great fun.  It gets them in the spirit and they are fun to pull out year after year creating mini traditions. I mean, who doesn't love … [Read more...]

The Big Nate series ~ an Interview with Jake


Ok, so I have an 8 year old and he LOVES to read.  Every night before bed he pulls out whatever his favorite book of the moment is. But regularly, he reads the same books over and over over...which I don't quite understand.  I have never read a book twice in my life! Recently he has gotten into a series called Big Nate... There are … [Read more...]