Celebrating John James Audubon’s Birthday

John James Audubon identified 25 new species during his studies and his quotes have a particular relevance today. With the appointment of Scott Pruitt and the rise of Climate Change deniers in positions of power, Audubon's words reverberate through history. As the Trump administration tirelessly works to roll back environmental protections and sells off National Parks I'd like to take the time to remind everyone that the damage (some irreversible) done to this nation will fall on our children. In America's never ending quest for profit we are leaving a desolate future for those who follow us. Let us remember John James Audubon and his message. 

Booklist – Kid Zone!

Every family has their list of holiday traditions. We incorporate books into every holiday and it's greatly anticipated by the kiddies. They both have a decent little library budding and the absolute joy on their face when they unwrap a brand new story brings me to tears every single time. Watching my children discover new worlds and gain new heroes is something I will forever treasure.

Great Kids Books For Cheap!

As a single income family with two children, it's sometimes hard to find the money to get my kids the books I'd like them to have. We have blown through the better part of our local library and really need some new material. I know I'm not the only one trying to raise readers out there so here's a list of affordable books just for kids.

Labor Day – Discussion Topic

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Book Review “The Cabin” Angela Shori

Years after a tragedy that left them broken, Tressa and Chris find new hope in the magic of the holiday season. Stranded together after six years apart, they must at once face the tragedy that divided them and find forgiveness. Sprinkled among the heart-breaking memories are moments of pure joy - and isn't that the magic of the holiday season?

Not Santa

Yesterday Daniel and I took Mason to see Santa. Knowing that two year olds can be shy when meeting new people, I had a plan.  We have been reading Christmas books about Santa since December began. We've watched Christmas movies about Santa. Mason has colored in Santa coloring books. We've sang songs about Santa. I literally … Continue reading Not Santa

Book Review “Christmapus – The Christmas Octopus” Paul Mattingly / E. Andrew Taylor

Summary from Goodreads:  Chris the octopus was content as could be under the sea. He knew nothing of Christmas or holiday cheer. That was until, one day, Santa Claus lost his famous hat … and it found a new home on Chris’ head! Paul Mattingly and F. Andrew Taylor tell the illustrated story of what … Continue reading Book Review “Christmapus – The Christmas Octopus” Paul Mattingly / E. Andrew Taylor

Book Review for “Tales from Christmas in the South” by Caren Rich

  Tales of Christmas in the South, is a collection of three short stories. Enjoy laughter, tears, and the magic of Christmas in volume. Including the never before published, Miniature Desires. Spinster Ms. Stallworth has a hard time with the modern world. Bombarded with tacky blowup Santas and inconsiderate children, she dreams of being part … Continue reading Book Review for “Tales from Christmas in the South” by Caren Rich