Archive for December, 2011

teacher poem night before christmas

Funny Christmas Poem from Teachers

T’was Night Before Christmas Poem for Teachers

Melissa: ’Twas the Week Before Christmas

’Twas the week before Christmas
and all through my brain
was a message on repeat:
“I think I’m going insane.” Read more…

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Top 10 Favorite Picture Books of 2011

Favorite Picture Books

Please welcome Tanya from the wonderful blog, Books4YourKids. She is my guest author with, what I hope to be a series of, her  favorite picture books of 2011. As a children’s bookseller at Barnes and Nobles for over 17 years, Tanya both knows her stuff and has a real passion for children’s literature. What are your Top 10 Favorite KidLit Books of 2011? Please share!

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The Gift of Sleep with Zeo! and Enter to Win!

Helping Insomniacs Sleep with Zeo

A friend of a friend works at Zeo and they are based where I live, so I wanted to learn more about this sleep management tracking device. It turns out that I have many friends who despite (or because) of hectic schedules, find it difficult to unwind and go to sleep. Read more…

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Boys Not Better at Math and Science

Are Boys Better at Math? One word: NO!

It is nice to know that these commonly held beliefs are just myths, now debunked by research:

 Myth #1A child is either right-brained or left-brained.

• Myth #2: Girls are better at reading, boys at math and science.

• Myth #3: People can’t learn a new language after a certain critical period. Read more…

How British People Greet You at airport viral video funny PragmaticMom

Musical Airport Surprise Performance … Just Watch and Enjoy!

Public Musical Surprise Performances

You have to watch this viral video. Not to spoil the surprise or anything, but it’s a surprise and it involves singing and airport arrival gates. Sneak in a little three minute break to watch and enjoy. It will keep you smiling for the rest of the day. Read more…

Time flying by, parenting quote poem

A Lovely Poem About Time (flying by) and Children. Parents will appreciate!

Poem for Parents

This lovely poem is from the Slimy Bookworm blog: Read more…

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A Gift for Management Types. Management Tips: From Harvard Business Review

Stocking Stuffer for Parents in Management

This vibrant orange book is the size of a small notepad but it consists of 50 one page tips for managers, broken into three sections: managing yourself, managing your team, and managing your business. My Dad Friend Josh gave me my copy and I think he’s the brains behind this little-just-begging-to-be-a-stocking-stuffer fun, little book. Read more…

Hate That Cat, Sharon Creech, poety novels for children, http://PragmaticMom.com, Pragmatic Mom

Top 10: YA & Middle Grade Novels in Verse

Best Novels in Verse for Kids and Teens

I found another great Novel in Verse from a great author blog, Caroline By Line, and it’s her actual book. It got a great review in Horn Book Review! May B by Caroline Starr Rose.

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The Hunger Games Movie is Coming in March … Here’s the Trailer!

Hunger Games Movie Trailer

I first learned about The Hunger Games trailer from The Brain Lair and sent it to my daughter who has read the series 3 times. She loved it. Then my husband found the first book in the bathroom and read it. He loved it and read the whole series. And then he found the trailer and showed it to me. So, sharing is caring: Read more…