Teaching our children important lessons can be a challenge. Are we reaching them? Did we get the right message across? Can they apply what we are trying to instill? The Principles of Our World children’s book series are designed to take readers through a series of real-life situations. We have … Continue reading → http://bit.ly/1rCue9M
With the kids back in school, moms now have a little more time to be creative when it comes to meal planning and preparation. The harvest of fall fruits and vegetables enables us to experiment with our regular go-to dishes by adding some different flavors and textures. To help you … Continue reading → http://bit.ly/1uGrYyl
Parents, I’m talking to YOU here. Your children will love the sweet stories and pictures but you will be choking back the tears before you finish reading these bedtime books. Even though I hadn’t heard of some of these before our beautiful and wise Facebook community shared them, I was crying putting together this post. […] http://bit.ly/1qqZiFr
When it comes to advice, moms know best…or least we think we do most of the time. As our kids grow up, they encounter many changes along the way including the bewilderment of their own growing bodies. To help our kids better understand what’s happening, Candlewick Press is celebrating two … Continue reading → http://bit.ly/1qqhv5Z
“M is for Me” book was developed by MyChronicleBooks for ISeeMe.com. M is for Me encourages not only a love of reading and learning the alphabet but also the kind of confident qualities surely we parents would wish for our daughters and sons. I made a video to share … Continue reading → http://bit.ly/1qZPibz
Celebrity entertainer Nick Cannon has apparently penned and illustrated a children’s book! Who knew?! In March 2015, “Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems” will…
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We are so excited about our latest addition (due soon-ish) but as a mom of two, the transition of bringing a new baby into the home comes with its own unique set of challenges. To help parents out, Rachel Cedar, Founder of You Plus 2 Parenting how parents can make this … Continue reading → http://bit.ly/1u6L00G
Keeping up with celebrities is an easy way to stay on-trend. Like us moms, they have various interests and hobbies that keep them busy. Not to mention, catching a glimpse into their “oh so fabulous” lives is a guilty pleasure many of us share. With fall right around the corner, … Continue reading → http://bit.ly/1pydMrB
If there’s one thing that we can’t get enough of around here, it’s books for our kids. Reading is something that resonates with us as editors, as parents, and as the kids we once were ourselves. When it came time to cultivate a list of the all-time best children’s books, we polled our co-workers to ensure a list that’s comprehensive, including everything from old classics to newfound favorites.
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There’s still time to squeeze in one last book before summer comes to an end. Why not grab the kids and go relax on your backyard hammock while delving into one of our top recommendations for August. All of these hot titles are available in more than one platform, so … Continue reading → http://bit.ly/1tzD7kd
As we have mentioned in our Ultimate Baby Shower and our recent I See Me video we are big fans of the online personalized publisher, I See Me. As an online publisher, I See Me produces everything from books, placemats, puzzles, growth charts, coloring books and more. Great for gifts and … Continue reading → http://bit.ly/1tfyAmI
Prepare to LOL! In an age of sanctimonious parenting – where strangers are more than willing to give you guidance on raising your tots – mama sometimes needs to take a step back and laugh at the whole matter. Even before it’s upcoming October release, Go the F**k to Sleep ($10) has become an overnight hit with sleep-deprived parents. The NSFW book, written by novelist Adam Mansbach, takes the rhyming form of the hundreds of books we read to our tots before bed, but is filled with the thoughts that only enter the minds of parents who just can’t bare to read “just one more book” and get “one more sip of water.” Check out five more cheeky books, only parents could appreciate! http://bit.ly/1ob2YPz
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Whether your child has already had their first day of school and still isn’t quite on board or is anticipating the big day with equal amounts of excitement and anxiety, you can help ease the transition into the school year with one of the following books. Some are just funny, others are sweet, and all are designed to help your child become a successful, happy, and eager student!
Disney It’s A Small World I Love School!
Inspired by the popular Disney ride, Disney It’s A Small World I Love School! ($4) teaches your little ones all the amazing ways that kids around the world, from China to South Africa, learn and play at school.
Stewie Boomstein Starts School
When Christine Bronstein’s son started kindergarten it was a disaster. He told the teachers he wanted to leave. It took her a while to figure out what went wrong, and now she’s written a book (for adults and kids) to make their transition easier. In Stewie Boomstein Starts School ($10), Stewie has a hard time adjusting to school, but after his family realizes that he needs to know “what comes next” throughout the day, he’s raring to go. Aside from the compelling story, the book’s epilogue features a Q&A with child-rearing experts to help other families make a smoother transition.
The Night Before Kindergarten
The Night Before Kindergarten's ($4) colorful illustrations show your child what to expect from kindergarten, including packing school supplies, saying goodbye to Mom and Dad, and discovering how much fun school really is.
In Back-to-School Rules ($17), main character Percy gives kids 10 simple rules of things to do - and not to do! - to make school fun and successful.
Kindergarten, Here I Come!
Through funny poems and charming illustrations, Kindergarten, Here I Come! ($8) celebrates kindergarten’s most memorable moments and milestones.
The Invisible String
For children with separation anxiety, The Invisible String ($17) teaches kids that, no matter how far away school is, you’ll always be connected with love.
Preschool Day Hooray!
Preschool Day Hooray! ($11) walks your child through a typical, happy day in preschool with colorful, active illustrations.
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten ($17) not only prepares your little one for the first day of school, but also teaches them letters and animals through fun rhyming text that follows a dream of a teacher.
We Love Our School!: A Read-Together Rebus Story
We Love Our School!: A Read-Together Rebus Story ($8) is a great book for kindergartners or first graders who are trying to read. The rhyming verse and rebus pictures allow little ones to participate in the telling, even before they can actually read the words.
Challenge # 18: Check out the Library is one of 52 challenges for new moms on this site. Easy peasy. After our previous Cruise Director meltdown, I felt sure that checking out the library would prove to be a walk in the park, literally. I am really lucky to live in a town with an […] http://bit.ly/1nJA2hn
Raising girls to be fierce yet kind, strong yet compassionate, brave yet sensitive is a feat no mama takes lightly. But where do you turn when a bully enters the scene? Pinkaboos chapter book series is as relevant as it is charming and packs a punch in teaching little girls … Continue reading → http://bit.ly/1rcpsOX