Archive for January, 2012

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Retrofit Data Driven Weight Loss Program

Retrofit Diet Program and Why It Works

I ran into my old boss the other day. Not in real life — he lives in Chicago and I live near Boston — but on social media. I noticed that he had started another new company, a weight loss company, called Retrofit: Data Driven Weight Loss. My college roommate has a new weight loss company too which I posted on and did a giveaway. Was this a coincidence? Were they similar concepts? I was intrigued and determined to get another great giveaway for my readers! Read more…

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Best Children’s Books about Kids with Disabilities

Best Books for Kids about Disabilities

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a picture or chapter book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. I really like how these great picture and chapter books let kids walk in the shoes of another and I find the themes of “trying to fit in versus accepting themselves and their family members” to be universal for all children. Read more…

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Favorite Picture Books from a Bookstore Owner

Best Picture Books for Kids

Please welcome my guest author, Bola of SlimyBookworm.com, with her list of favorite children’s picture books for 2011. I am managing to make this into a short series of posts. I’ll continue with other guests’ favorite kid and young adult lit of 2011 until I run out of volunteers. Bola runs an online children’s bookstore so she is VERY qualified as both a bookseller and a mom. Please check out her eStore and her blog  too! Read more…

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Moms Only Vacation: Turks and Caicos. Plan Your Own Escape!

Caribbean Beach Vacation for Moms

As this New Year begins, you might be thinking to yourself, “Whew! What a busy and crazy year. December was especially hectic for me. I could really use a vacation!” And then, your mind drifts to a fantasy vacation: just your good mom friends, no kids, turquoise blue water and sandy beaches. Yes, this is possible! Yes! You can do it! And now is the time to think about plot  it… You will need a ringleader; all successful jail breaks need a leader… Read more…

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Merriam-Webster Picks ‘Pragmatic’ as Word of Year!

Pragmatic is Word of the Year

Happy New Year! It’s Gonna Be a Good, Good Year! Read more…