Children’s Book Review: Brave Little Finn By John and Jennifer Churchman

Archive for December 2016

On this day….

And suddenly  there was with the angel  a multitude of the heavenly host  praising God, and saying,  Glory to God in the highest,  and on earth peace,  good will toward men. Luke 2:13-14 KJV May you be able to enjoy time with those whom you love today.  May there be joy and laughter during your celebrations. …

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Children’s Book Review: Footloose By Kenny Loggins

FOOTLOOSE By: Kenny Loggins Illustrated by: Tim Bowers Published: October 11, 2016 Publisher: MoonDance Press Fiction Growing up in the 80’s, I was a huge fan of Footloose. I have watched it countless times, made my kids watch it and can quote most of the movie. When I heard Kenny Loggins was putting out a…

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Book Review: Bedlam’s Door by Mark Rubinstein, MD

BEDLAM’S DOOR True Tales of Madness and Hope By: Mark Rubinstein Published: September 1, 2016 Publisher: Thunder Lake Press Non-Fiction/Medical Memoir I often find medical non-fiction interesting and really enjoy reading true stories of medical anomalies or stories where patients overcame medical struggles. In BEDLAM’S DOOR, stories of mental illness are told through the eyes…

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Children’s Book Review: Tales from the Arabian Nights By Donna Jo Napoli

TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS Stories of Adventure, Magic, Love, and Betrayal By: Donna Jo Napoli Illustrated By: Christina Balit Published: October 25, 2016 Publisher: National Geographic Fiction/Folk Tales Does your child love stories full of adventure? Does your daughter dream of being a princess or living in a royal kingdom? This book is full…

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#BringHappyHome with Jessie Steele and a Recipe

I absolutely love to bake, but it seems I never get to do it as much as I want because I don’t have the time. Holiday baking is my favorite because I love taking some of our favorite treats to all our family gatherings. This weekend I hosted the high school Madrigal singers after one…

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9 Years of Blogging – Some of My Favorite Posts

I can’t believe I have been blogging for NINE YEARS. It’s like having a child…watching it grow over the years. There have been lots of changes and boy, can I see lots of growth in my writing over the years. My blog didn’t start out as a book blog, but one where I would share…

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Children’s Book Review: Rise of the Lioness By Bradley Hague

RISE OF THE LIONESS Restoring A Habitat and its Pride on The Liuwa Plains By: Bradley Hague Published: September 13, 2016 Publisher: National Geographic Kids Non-Fiction In a tiny country in Africa where people live in huts, the population of lions was reduced to just one….a female lion appropriately named, Lady. Through war and severe…

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My Whole 30 Experience in November 2016

On a totally spontaneous whim, I decided to try WHOLE30 during the month of November. My cousin was going to do it and I decided to join in to support her and also kick start my own plateau. We were going to be together for a weekend in November to celebrate a family Christmas and…

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Children’s Book Reviews: How the Grandmas and Grandpas Saved Christmas Book II and Book III By Richard J. Gausselin

HOW THE GRANDMAS AND GRANDPAS SAVED CHRISTMAS AGAIN Book II By: Richard J. Gausselin Published: November 14, 2015 Publisher: Outskirts Press Fiction Santa has returned to the North Pole after another successful Christmas Eve trip around the world delivering gifts to all the boys and girls. He couldn’t have done it all without the help…

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