BOOK REVIEW: Celebrating the Great Mother

This is an AMAZING book, in my opinion. If you strongly believe in teaching your children to have an appreciation of life and the environment, this book is a terrific resource for activities. There’s some great ideas in here for starting family traditions centering around honoring Mother Earth. The book centers around the festivals of the seasons and harvests that […]

BOOK REVIEW: More Dribble Drabble

I love the projects in this book! Some fantastic art to do with kids…all focusing on the “process,” not the “product.” With children, particularly the very young, this is vital for their healthy development & creativity. I can’t tell you how much it drives me crazy to see so many teachers using coloring pages and pre-prepared “art” with children. From […]

Meerkat Manor

Have you heard about this show? I had heard of it somewhere (can’t remember where) but never got around to looking it up. Well Netflix and its infinite wisdom recently recommended this show to me (since my kids watch a lot of documentaries and nature/animal type shows on instant view)…WOW! What an excellent little show! Only 20min episodes (probably 30 […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Family Bed

This is a FANTASTIC book! I had been recommended this book over & over and finally (years ago) checked it out from our local La Leche League library & read it. Wow! It’s an old book, but the info still holds true. For those of us that practice the “family bed”, this book is a comfort and very educational. For […]

BOOK REVIEW: Who’s Calling the Shots? How to Respond Effectively to Children’s Fascination with War Play & War Toys

This is an INCREDIBLE book! I think EVERYONE should read it! It will make you see things in a whole new light. Not just about war play, this book dives into even deeper issues, including the media’s marketing to children, the importance of dramatic play to our children’s healthy development, and much more! This book talks about how its natural […]

VIDEO REVIEW: Liberty Kids

Recently I decided it was time to find something that appealed to my kids more on the topic of history. We’ve been slowly working our way through “The Story of the World” series, but can’t seem to get through the 2nd book, The Middle Ages. I have been insisting that we work chronologically through it, but my kids just are […]

Amazing new math game!

I stumbled upon the “SumStacker” iPhone app awhile back, a math game for kids, and was REALLY impressed with it! So I checked out the website of the developer of the game and found this: Apparently the game isn’t officially out yet…still in Beta testing…But I, for one, will be keeping a close eye on this website and will be […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Adventures of a Brownie

This week I finished reading this book aloud for the second time. My kids LOVED it! Originally written in 1908, you would think that the language and plot would be too antiquated for young children. Not so. This was my daughter’s second time hearing it and my son’s first. My daughter was around my son’s current age when she heard […]

BOOK REVIEW: Chrestomanci series Pt. 3

BOOK REVIEW: Chrestomanci series Pt. 3

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BOOK REVIEW: Chrestomanci series Pt. 2

BOOK REVIEW: Chrestomanci series Pt. 2

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MOVIE REVIEW: Iron Jawed Angels

Let me first say this is NOT a movie for young children. There IS violence in it. And it is difficult to watch at times. Even for me. But I think its an important movie for all American women, and young women, to see. So I highly recommend that you, the parent, watch the movie first, and then use your […]