Browsing Category : Book Reviews

How Netflix Encourages Reading


I have always enjoyed reading and was glad that in turn, my daughter also picked up the love for books too! We always had books around her right from birth and read every night at bedtime. She has always had books in her room and she will often grab for a book when bored vs tech or TV. A couple…

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Things I ♥ Thursday: Journey to the Heart


For this week’s Things I ♥ Thursday, I am telling you guys about a book that I have had for 6 years and still love to this day: Journey to the Heart by Melody Beattie.  This isn’t a fictional book, it s a book made up of daily little readings and words of wisdom. Each day is meant to inspire you,…

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The True Meaning of Pretty {Book Review}


I am hard on myself, meaning that I am constantly putting myself down and sloughing off positive comments. I thought that it was usually inside my head that I did most of my criticizing and not something that my daughter would pick up on, but I think I was wrong. In the spring I heard my daughter, at this time…

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Why I Waited Over 3 Years to Read Fifty Shades of Grey


Last night I finished the third book in the Fifty Shades of Grey series. *le sigh…..* Yes, I realize that I am about three years behind the majority in reading these three books! In 2011 when my girlfriends were all raving about the Fifty Shades of Grey books, I had interest, but after hearing about them, I was totally turned off. I…

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5 Great Halloween Books to Read to Your Kids!


My 2 kids love to read! We read to each of them before bed, and they both have quite a large book collection in their rooms! The holidays are no different, and we have a good selection of holiday books to choose from, including Halloween! There are lots of great Halloween books out there for kids, but here are 5…

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Book Review: W Is For Wapiti! An Alphabet Songbook [Video]


“John the pigeon. John the pigeon has four legs, four legs. One, two, three, four. One, two, three, four…” This is currently what my 5 year old daughter Ava is running around the kitchen singing! With extreme emphasis on the ‘one, two, three, four..’ I may add 😉 She was very excited when I recently brought home the book OVM was given…

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Book Review: Summer


“We stay awake and think of things…the happy things that summer brings!” Although this is a children’s book, who in Canada doesn’t dream of the wonderful things that summer brings, especially since we don’t get to enjoy this weather all that long during the year!? My step-mother brought Summer, the Dr. Seuss Bright and Early Board Book, back for my 16 month old son from her recent trip to Florida.…

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