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Fall in Love with Castle of Water by Dane Huckelbridge

One of the best reads of 2017. I fell head over in heels in love with Castle of Water.

My love of reading is sparked by the different roles a book can play in my life. Some stories prompt a smile when I need it most or allow an emotional release when I need a good cry. Other stories help me to expand my views of the world or contrarily, help me escape from reality. I can find joy in a best seller to be sure — some of my favorites are among the best known literary works in the world — but every once in awhile, a book I’ve never heard of falls into my lap at exactly the right time and fulfills all of my needs at once. These magic books are few and far between yet when they arrive they have the power to change you even if only while you are within in their pages. Castle of Water is one of these books. Continue reading “Fall in Love with Castle of Water by Dane Huckelbridge”

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2 Newly Released Thrillers to Freak Out Moms Everywhere

Rulers of Kid’s Castle Playground PLUS a Giveaway!

Rulers of the Playground and the trip it inspired to Kid's Castle Playground in Doylestown, PA

I’m always up for a road trip, especially if it involves an adventure with my kids. My friend Lauren feels the same way, so we frequently go on excursions together. Earlier this spring, we visited Kid’s Castle Playground in Doylestown, PA. We packed up 5 kids to explore this amazing playground. With so many little ones, we found it hard to truly experience all the park grounds had to offer so we scheduled a day during the summer to come back with a picnic lunch and our husbands! With the kid to adult ratio slightly more balance and a better understanding of the facilities and nearby destinations, we truly got to experience the best of the amazing site. Continue reading “Rulers of Kid’s Castle Playground PLUS a Giveaway!”

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2 Newly Released Thrillers to Freak Out Moms Everywhere

Cookbooks That Make Packing School Lunches Bearable

The 3 best cookbook writers (and their collective works).

Wanna know my favorite part of summer? NOT HAVING TO PACK LUNCH! Seriously. People complain about the constant application of sunscreen or the extra laundry from towels and swimsuits.  But I would rather do 10 loads of laundry a day than pack a school lunch. That’s my truth. My kids go to a school that makes packing lunch VERY difficult – no tree nuts, peanuts, or meat. So basically I’m dealing with an egg or dairy protein situation and it can be challenging to come up with good meals every day. Last year, I called in the big guns to help inspire me – Lisa Leake and Catherine McCord. Continue reading “Cookbooks That Make Packing School Lunches Bearable”

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2 Newly Released Thrillers to Freak Out Moms Everywhere

Stories for the First Day of School

9 amazing stories for the first day of school

Heading off to school for the very first time is an exciting but scary idea for most kids. Many may be leaving their parents for the first time. New schools mean new rules, new friends, and new worries. I’ve always found that the easiest way to explain new situations to my own kids is through reading about them in books. The books below help to tackle different ideas – missing mom, anxiety about meeting new people or learning about what teachers do to get ready for school. These are the perfect stories for the first day of school. Continue reading “Stories for the First Day of School”

2 Newly Released Thrillers to Freak Out Moms Everywhere

Amazing Literary School Supplies

Literary School Supplies for your favorite boys and girls!

Does anyone else love Back-to-School season as much as we do? Fresh school supplies, blank notebook pages and new books! As we begin to plan and shop for our own kid’s school supplies, we wanted to share our fun literary finds with you. If your child is going off to school for the first time or headed away to college, there is something on this list for each of them. Continue reading “Amazing Literary School Supplies”

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