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Weelicious Lunches: Think Outside the Lunchbox with More than 160 Happier Meals – Catherine McCord

Well, I really liked the first Weelicious cookbook so I had to check out the second one, and I think I may even like it better than the first! It is easy to get in a lunch making rut when it comes to packing lunches for little ones. This cookbook provides a ton of fun, […]

Fanstatic Mr. Fox – Roald Dahl

Our daughter has quickly become a huge Roald Dahl fan. Her new find is Fantastic Mr. Fox. As an animal lover, she adored the idea of a group of animals outsmarting a group of mean people. After finishing this book, she promptly decided to re-read it not just once but twice. Needless to say, this […]

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

It was so much fun to see the level of enjoyment our daughter got from reading this book. She literally did not want to put it down. This magical tale delighted me as a a child, and it did the same for our daughter. Who wouldn’t love a book that celebrates being nice and yummy […]

Blogging Holiday

I am taking a blogging holiday today. Our little lady does not have school, and I am looking forward to having some extra special fun with her today!


Happy Valentine’s Day!


With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I wanted to share a sweet book about love. Forever features a polar bear family and depicts the forever love that exists between parents and a child. The story is precious, and the illustrations in this book are lovely and enhance the text. This little gem would make a […]

The Secrets of Happy Families – Bruce Feiler

The Secrets of a Happy Family was a disappointment. Much of the material was recycled from other parenting books (i.e. – importance of family dinners). That which was not recycled came from an “expert” panel that the author assembled of creative solution seekers that included problem solvers from Silicon Valley as well as military elites […]

Weelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes – Catherine McCord

Although I enjoy cooking, I don’t traditionally review recipe books, but I am making an exception for Weelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes. I love this cookbook! The recipes are easy and the results have been yummy for our entire family. Turkey Pesto Meatballs were a big hit as were the Peanut Butter and […]

The Jesus Bible

Our daughter was eager to have a Bible of her own rather than using one of her Bible Story books. The Jesus Bible was a great find. The introduction of each book includes where Jesus can be found within the book, who wrote it, why the book was written, as well as other details that […]