Jumbo Minds: ABC’s of Earth Science

51WykFkqKTL._SY497_BO1,204,203,200_Does “A” have to stand for Apple when you are teaching baby their first alphabet? The answer is No. “A” can stand for Asteroid , Amoeba, or Aerodynamics to name a few awesome “A” words. Lets teach our children the basics with a little twist. Get those kids interested and learning science. My three year old loves this book. The pages are paper and a little glossy he flips though the book now like a pro telling me the word on each page as well as a little snippet about each word. What  I love is that it has got him asking questions and wanting to learn more which has also got my older children wanting to learn more about these wonderful scientific words.

IMG_20160314_133955124In an effort to help parents and educators introduce basic science vocabulary to young children, Jumbo Minds, Inc. has released the Jumbo Minds’ Science ABCs books. They aim to expose children to the language of science at a time when the brain is ready to absorb language. 

IMG_20160314_134016786It is well documented that the human ability for learning language is higher during childhood than later in life. However, in the United States, consistent science instruction often doesn’t begin until middle school, after a child’s brain has experienced the explosive growth period and after the capacity to learn language has diminished. In an effort to help parents and educators introduce science vocabulary to children, Jumbo Minds, Inc. has released the Jumbo Minds’ Science ABCs book collection.

IMG_20160314_134051198BUY IT: You can purchase The Jumbo Minds ABC’s of Earth Science on Amazon.com


Nosy Crow: Noodle Books- Review

Say hi to Noodle, a brand-new character for babies and toddlers! Busy, inquisitive, and cute as a button, Noodle just loves to have fun. This series of bright, robust touch-and-feel board books with simple rhyming texts provides plenty of details for parent and child to talk about and explore. Follow Noodle through his bedtime routine: splashing in the bath, drinking milk, and cuddling up with fluffy lamb. Familiar and reassuring, with lots of detail to point out and name.

Our Take:
Mikey loves the Noodle Books. The simple story lines and cute pictures are perfect for bedtime. These books are sweet and fun. Definitely a great book line for children 1- 3 years old.
Buy It: You can purchase the Noodle Books both online and in stores.

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Holiday Bookazine- Review




Now on Newsstands Nationwide
Hearst Magazines announced the release of Holiday, a new 116-page bookazine filled with unique and crafty ideas for twinkling Christmas trees, fragrant wreaths, holiday entertaining, cookies and more, from Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and Country Living. You bring the cheer; Holiday brings the rest!

Holiday provides everything you need for planning and preparing your perfect wintry feast. Whether you prefer a traditional menu (Turkey with Giblet-Mushroom Gravy, pg. 58), an elegant affair (Pepper-Crusted Prime Rib, pg. 66), a simple spread (Pork Loin with Lemon & Coriander, pg. 73), or a lighter option (Salmon with Mustard Glaze, pg. 78), Holiday has something for everyone. Plus, with advice on handmade wreaths (pg. 16), do-it-yourself ornaments (pg. 23), and vintage-inspired garlands (pg. 8), you’ll have exactly what you need to wrap your home in holiday cheer.

Holiday also provides a one-stop shop on all things cookies; with advice on cookie cutting, dough rolling, and icing methods, you’ll want to dig in to recipes like Sweet & Spicy Snowflakes (pg. 42), Linzer Tart Trees (pg. 50), Chocolate-Filled Stars (pg. 51), and Cinnamon Candy Canes (pg. 41). Ready, set, snow! Our Take:
I love the HOLIDAY Bookazine . It is full of fantastic recipes and decorating ideas. We have been practicing the cookie and brownie recipes and the kids and Mike have been loving them. They are all delicious. Our favorites have been the Malted Milk Brownie bites and the Fudgy Peppermint Cups. I will also be making a few of the great recipes for our Thanksgiving Feast with friends there are so many great ideas even for gift giving!

Buy It: You can purchase the Holiday Bookazine on newsstands now, Holiday costs $9.99 and can be downloaded on Zinio

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The Essential Guide to Baby’s First Year- Review and Giveaway

Providing a healthy, delicious meal during baby’s first year can be an expensive and overwhelming challenge for new parents. The Essential Guide to Baby’s First Year offers simple DIY baby food recipes that could be the perfect solution to your wallet woes. All you need to get started is a small pot, a small steamer and a blender—plus fresh fruits and vegetables.

The Essential Guide to Baby’s First Year gives detailed instructions for making applesauce, fresh fruit purees using pears, peaches, and bananas, vegetable purees using carrots, sweet potatoes, and peas, and poultry meals for babies. The book also offers vegetarian and special diet recipes, packaged neatly into weekly sample menus.

For parents who are making baby food for the first time, try starting with a simple fruit puree recipe, like this one from page 177:

Vegetarian-Vegan Fruit Compote

-1 apple, cored and sliced
-1 plum, sliced
-1 peach, peeled and sliced
-1 slice of lemon
-Pinch of cinnamon
-2 tsp. brown sugar
-2 cups water

Boil water with the sugar and cinnamon. Add the fruits and cook until they are soft. Squeeze the slice of lemon over the mixture. Cool. Serve as is or on top of a waffle or pancake (A great breakfast option).

The Essential Guide to Baby’s First Year discusses tips for food storage, age-appropriate recipe alternatives, and nutrition information to keep your baby (and your wallet) happy and healthy.

My Take:
This book is full of wonderful information. I love learning about the new schools of thought as far as child care goes. This book has really and truly the best base of knowledge for that first year that I have found yet. It has all the current information regarding vaccines and healthcare as well as reasons as to why Healthcare professionals choose to make these guidelines. There are also recipes, tips for baby care, sleeping routine ideas and more. this book is very comprehensive and we written. It is great for first time parents but also fantastic for well seasoned parents as a great refresher book.

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Southern Living STYLE book- Review and Giveaway

Southern Living Style is a Comprehensive Decorating Guide Featuring Inspired Ideas and Room-by-Room Advice for Creating a Timeless Elegance

Introducing the most comprehensive design book from Southern Living magazine, the arbiter of all things Southern. Southern Living Style is the definitive guide for creating unique, but approachable spaces infused with Southern sensibility. Southern Living Style ($29.95) is available nationwide on September 13, 2011, and can be previewed here.

Gracious hospitality, warmth and effortless elegance signify great Southern style. Like the consummate host, the well-appointed Southern home embraces guests and draws them in to linger. Tour the most inspired rooms that have graced the pages of Southern Living magazine in this 288-page guide and learn how to adopt a similar air of timeless ease, based on your personal style and budget.

Key features include:

Style Cover

* Defining Southern Style: From heirlooms to monograms, discover new ways to celebrate traditional icons.

* Reclaim It! Tips to turn grandma’s attic finds into updated treasures.

* Solutions: Top Southern designers offer solutions for design dilemmas.

* Style on a Budget: Identify individual style and build a room around a single inspiration—the color of a scarf, the pattern of a fabric, even a tag-sale relic.

* Why it Works?: A piece-by-piece deconstruction of rooms to show the key components required to achieve a particular look. From family friendly to classic, discover what to start with, top with and add to make a room personal, stylish and functional.

* Southern Style File: A black book of editors’ favorite designers, retailers, and more.

* Defining Southern Style: A glossary of helpful “decorator speak” terms.

Southern Living, published by the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, is the nation’s seventh-largest monthly consumer magazine, reaching 15 million readers each month. Founded in 1966, Southern Living offers today’s busy Southerners achievable ideas for cultivating their own Southern style. Each month in the magazine and on southernliving.com, readers find ideas for cooking, gardening, gracious entertaining, decorating, regional travel and locally made products.

My Take:
I love this book it is a fantastic Coffee Table book. It is packed full of fantastic ideas to transform the rooms in your house. My favorite ideas are the reclaim it ideas, ideas to transform Grandma’s attic finds into updated treasures. The pictures in the book are just stunning and the ideas are so inspiring. I have had a a hard time putting it down it is the perfect gift for any Do-It-Yourselfer!

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