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Unprocessed by Megan Kimble, a book review

I was about 8 when I started noticing chemicals in my foods: preservatives, sweeteners such as aspartame – and consciously removed them from my diet. I explained to a friend once that I [...]

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The Man Made of Stars by M.H.Clark, a book review

Have you and your kids ever wondered where stars come from? Logically we as adults know that stars are big exploding balls of gas (mostly hydrogen and helium) up in the sky, but wouldn’t it [...]

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On the Go Fun for Kids by Amanda Morin, a book review

I’m bored. There’s nothing to do. Are we there yet?  Every parent loves to hear these words when they are on a plane, train, car trip or just hanging out on a rainy day at home or in [...]

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My Mother Was Nuts By Penny Marshall, a book review

I don’t find myself reading autobiographies very often. I’m not sure why. Perhaps I like to escape to the land of fantasy, so I can avoid the everyday stress of life. I happened to [...]

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Ellie’s First Plane Ride by Marci and Elle Fair, a book review

Airplane travel with kids- it’s inevitable for many families and not always fun for the parents (or the kids for that matter). New fliers might be nervous, not know what is going to happen, [...]

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Little Kunoichi The Ninja Girl by Sanae Ishida, a book review

Ninjas. Whether you are a boy or a girl, young or old, there is something fascinating about ninjas. When I was pregnant with my oldest Dek, I had a very bizarre list of reasons why being a new [...]

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Tuscany for the Shameless Hedonist by Ariela Bankier, a book review

Or, the only book that made me want to eat every page: A Book Review When Keryn and I decided to try this crazy Two Moms Travel to Italy thing, I started dusting off everything I knew about [...]

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Paris When It Giggles by Jill Coody Smits, a book review and Q&A

Travel inspires parents to do many things. We make photo albums, wall murals, decorate our trees with ornaments we pick up on the road, sketch illustrations, or in the case of Jill Coody Smits, [...]

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Adventures in Busy Places by Lonely Planet Kids, a book review

Traveling the world isn’t always possible, or is it? Lonely Planet, the makers of guidebooks for over 40 years, has slowly been eking its way into children’s lives through their [...]

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In the Land of Cocktails: Recipes and Adventures from the Cocktail Chicks, a book review

Have you ever thought about where the cocktail comes from? I mean really thought about it. Not the fact that your favorite bartender slaps together some fresh juice, triple sec and rum, but the [...]