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How To: Cope after the Unbearable Loss of a Child

Coping Strategies After Death of a Child

This sensitive post is from The Children’s Book Writer.  She has a great blog and I always find interesting posts on a variety of topics there.  I was talking to Capability:Mom the other day about her friend whose two children both have had cancer.  Unimaginable!  One child’s cancer is in remission but the other child’s cancer is the bad kind.  The thought of a child dying brings overwhelming emotion to any parent, even it the child is not ours.  But for those who have actually experienced the unbearable loss of a child, Randy Gilbert, the guest author of her post,  suggests two helpful ideas: Read more…

Best Picture Books for Kids

Award Winning Picture Books for Kids

Are you thinking what I’m thinking?!  “Who knew that there were so many obscure children’s book awards?!”  I know, huh?  But, if you are the type of person who likes to bypass the duds,then these book awards  weed out the bad and the mediocre.  This might be a good list for holiday presents for nieces, nephews, cousin,s and grand kids … the books are not that well-known so you are not likely to duplicate what they have and you know that this is a quality book that parents will appreciate. Read more…

Top 7: Habits of Highly Effective Special Needs Parents

Why Parents of Special Needs Children Are So Efficient

This is from NewsDX Blog.  Click here for full post.  Author Joan Celebi originally founded SpecialNeedsParentCoach.com in her capacity as a certified life coach for parents of children with special needs. Her goal is to give practical strategies necessary for successfully navigating life as a parent of a child with special needs.  She helps create a manageable, balanced, and joyful life for both parent and family. For more information, please visit Joan at http://www.specialneedsparentcoach.com.  This is a list that is helpful for parents with typicals too! Read more…

Jennifer Aniston Gets Rid of Lice with RobiComb

Electronic Lice Comb in Jennifer Aniston Movie

I’m impressed that Jennifer Aniston knows about the RobiComb, an electronic lice comb that zaps lice dead.  My Mom Friend that runs a preschool told me about it and it’s great to have in your arsenal against lice.  For more on How To:  Detect and Get Rid of Lice, please click here.  For the Wall Street Journal video on lice, please click here. Read more…

Riordan, best chapter books for kids

Percy Jackson + Ancient Egypt = Red Pyramid

Ancient Egypt Mythology Chapter Books for Kids

I was at the bookstore with my middle child in search of the newest Clementine book and the latest Ivy and Bean book.  We found the new Clementine but we already owned the latest Ivy and Bean.  As we were checking out, I noticed this pile of books behind the check out counter. Read more…

FREE Test Prep ebooks from Kaplan

Free eBooks for Test Prep

I found this from BooksOnTheKnob. Apple and Kaplan have teamed up to give away iPad ebooks from Kaplan through iTunes iBookstore.   Read more…

NYTimes Top Selling Graphic Novels

Best Selling Graphic Novels

There is a lot of talk on the internet in the Reluctant Reader arena that graphic novels are a legitimate vehicle for literacy.  I, for one, agree!  Graphic novels tell stories both through images and words.  If this gets a Reluctant Reader excited to read more, what is not to like? Read more…

Snarky Boardbook Review: My Foodie ABC and 123 Boston

Board Books for Kids Puzzling to Adults

Blame this on a late night iPad binge blog reading session, chortling late into the night reading Go Fug Yourself, but I have discovered the inner snark in myself and have applied it to a new and puzzling board book called My Foodie ABC:  A Little Gourmet’s Guide by Puck. Read more…

Snarky, Funny Fashionista Blog

Go Fug Yourself!

I wasn’t able to get my hands on the family iPad all day, so I snagged it last night when everyone when to bed.  If I seem snarky today, it’s because I was up late into the night, laughing until I snorted from GoFugYourself.  If you are old enough to remember Joan River’s TV show on Red Carpet Fashion with her daughter, this blog is 1000x funnier!  Or maybe more. Read more…