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  • Family Dinner

    Time to Play: Take the Stress Out of Planning Dinner

    When you become a parent, you worry about a lot of things – their health, safety and happiness. But there is only one thing that stresses me out on a daily basis …. making dinner! For some reason the thought of making dinner for my very picky eaters raises my blood pressure every day. And [...]

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    A Boy Called Dickens: picture book giveaway!

    Want to introduce your little readers to the great Charles Dickens? Check out what our children’s book reviewer, Audrey DeSimone, thought of A Boy Called Dickens, an historical fiction picture book based on Dickens’ life. Enter for your chance to win your very own copy of A Boy Called Dickens by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by [...]

  • Heather Shaw

    Time to Play: The Best Job Ever

    My children have this knack for knowing the exact moment my thoughts have come into focus. Since becoming a mom, I’m not going to lie, I walk around in a hazy fog about 90% of the time. In fact, I think it’s incredibly likely that my mommy brain is significantly worse now that my kids are a [...]

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