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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

3 Winners! Beth Brykman's The Best of Both Worlds Book Giveaway! $51 TRV!



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Book Synopsis:  How can mothers bridge the gap between the worlds of "mom" and "career woman" to find work-life balance? By working part-time. This informative guide tells both stay-at-home and full-time working mothers how they can reengage or redefine their careers while still having time to care for their children. The author--a mother and a former business executive, entrepreneur, and self-employed writer--provides all the information moms need to find the ideal employment solution in today's job market. For some women that means returning to the job market, while for others that means reducing hours with a current employer or changing jobs to obtain part-time work. The author also offers suggestions for defining personal objectives, networking, approaching job-sharing, and starting a business to help land part-time jobs.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Books to Read: 20 Springtime Books for Children

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Spring is here once again. Last year, I created a list of books about Spring but I discovered that there are actually more books about this lovely season that you can use to make your kids understand learn more about the season.

Monday, April 28, 2014

15 Spring Books for Toddlers and Kids

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Interestingly, there are books for tuts and kids that are spring themed. And since it is still spring, I thought of creating a round-up of some lovely books about Spring. So, spring to the list below and for sure, your little ones will love spring even more!

Where's Spot?
My Garden
by Kevin Henkes

The girl has a garden as huge as her imagination. She grows chocolate rabbits, tomatoes as big as beach balls, flowers that change color, and seashells in her garden!




A Tree for All Seasons
A Tree for All Seasons
by Maryse Guittet

Celebrate the cycle of the year including Spring in this tree shaped book of lovely colors.






Clifford's Spring Clean-Up
Clifford's Spring Clean-Up
by: Norman Bridwell

Clifford the Big Red Dog helps the family spring clean the house and participates in an Earth Day project, with some surprising results.





Signs of Spring
Signs of Spring
by Justine Fontes

On the way to school one day Lucy and her two friends find many signs of spring, from buds on the trees to blades of grass.





Springtime Baby
Springtime Baby
by Elise Broach

Let your baby join a spring fun day with the adventures in this book.





Splish-Splash Spring
Splish-Splash Spring
by Jan Carr

Let your kids feel delighted about spring through illustrations and rhyming words.





The Curious Garden
The Curious Garden
by Peter Brown

 
An enchanting tale of a boy Liam who is in his quest for a greener world. Catch a glimpse of exciting illustrations from this book!








It's Spring
It's Spring
by Susan Swan

A child observes the arrival of spring and its effects on plants and animals. Includes suggestions for nature study projects.





Here Comes Spring...and Summer and Fall and Winter
Here Comes Spring...and Summer and Fall and Winter
by Mary Elizabeth Murphy

It is fun all year round especially when this dog tries to explore Spring as well as all the other seasons.




Hurray For Spring
Hurray For Spring
by Patricia Hubbell

A fun book about spring with illustrations showing the beauty of this season.




It's Spring!

It's Spring!
by Samantha Berger

A beautifully illustrated rhyming story about spring featuring different animals.




Planting a Rainbow

Planting a Rainbow
by Lois Ehlert

This educational and enjoyable book good for kids age 4-8 helps children understand how to plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, and nurture their growth.




Wake Up, It's Spring!
                     
Wake Up, It's Spring!
by Lisa Campbell Ernst

This book shows the sun warming the earth and other things that happens in Spring. It is also a nice mood lifting book.



The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle)
The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle)
by Eric Carle

Eric Carle’s classic story of the life cycle of a flower is told through the adventures of a tiny seed. This mini-book includes a piece of detachable seed-embedded paper housed on the inside front cover. Readers can plant the entire piece of paper and watch as their very own tiny seeds grow into beautiful wildflowers.




Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons )
Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons
by Il Sung Na

Good for kids age 2 -4, this book will show you what animals do from winter to spring!




 






These are fun, right? So, if you want to get a book about Spring for your little one's bedtime stories, the books above would be nice. They can even learn about other seasons too!




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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Book Review: The Velveteen Rabbit Life Lessons That Make It Worth Keeping

I always loved reading even when I was younger. My mother would buy me books and she would choose those that have good stories and would give me some life lessons to ponder on. I was a Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Babysitter's Club, Sweet Valley fan. I have read so many books about them. I would sneak to read Goosebumps and Animorphs because my Mom thinks these books aren't good for me. But there was one book that I really loved. The first time I read it, I fell in love with it that it is still with me up to this day.

It was a fine Saturday morning. I woke up late since we didn't have classes. We were entitled to extra hours sleep on weekends. I was 9 years old by then. My mom gave me some books which she just bought. It was still wrapped in a paper from the store. I was so happy that I almost skipped breakfast just to start reading them! Inside were two books, a Nancy Drew and another was a book with a picture of a little boy holding a rabbit in a Christmas setting. It was entitled, "The Velveteen Rabbit" by Margery Williams.


I was curious what this book is. We do not celebrate Christmas, why did Mom got me this book? Who is this Margery Williams? I only know Caroline Keene and all the other authors of the books that I usually read. With my curiosity, I read the book first before the other Nancy Drew novel. And guess what, I was happy I did.

The book is about the quest of a velveteen rabbit who wanted to be real. His wish came true through the love of the little boy. But the story isn't just that. There is more to it. I have learned a lot of important lessons that made this book very valuable. I quoted some lines from the book where we can find great lessons that are totally life changing.

Lessons from the Velveteen Rabbit

1. Love genuinely. "What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit. "When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real," said the Skin Horse.

As human beings, we were created from God's love and we have to live with love and by loving others because if not, we cease to being real. Becoming real entails genuine love. This isn't just about romantic love but this includes how your family and friend love you. If you feel unloved, look back to how your mother nurtured you, how you father spent time with you and how your friends helped you when they needed them the most.

2. You'll get hurt in loving. 'Does it hurt?' asked the Rabbit. 'Sometimes,' said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. 'When you are Real you don't mind being hurt.'

Getting hurt while loving someone is all part of it. It helps us see realism and will move us to better life decisions. Sometimes, we would sacrifice and take risks just for the people we love. In the end, when love is present, it can be totally worth it. Like what the Skin Horse said, pain is nothing when you real and when you are loved.

3. You are beautiful to those who truly love you. 'Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,' he asked, 'or bit by bit?' 'It doesn't happen all at once,' said the Skin Horse. 'You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."

Beauty is nothing for those who truly loves you. For them, you will always be beautiful even if you commit mistakes. They can see your inner beauty and would even look for that tiny beautiful spark in you even if other people can only see darkness. When you love, you do not see other's weakness and defects. You will only see their beauty.

4. Once and for always. The Skin Horse says, "Once you become real you cannot become unreal again."

Love cannot be taken back once given. Once you love, your love will remain in that person. Once you found your real self, why would you have that desire to get lost again? Once you are you, you will always be you no matter what others say and no matter what they do. Once you are real to yourself, you can look even more real to others.

There are still other lessons that we can get from the book. Like how a person can be transformed because of love similar to the rabbits transformation from a stuffed toy to a real rabbit. If you will read the book and understand each word, each phrase, each line, you will surely be able to create a long list of life lessons that will remind you of the beauty of life and of living.

A Perfect Gift


This book is perfect for people of all ages especially those who feel unloved, for people who haven't seen their own value, for people who only see negativity in life and for people who find it hard to be real.

So, if you are looking for a perfect gift, this one is the best pick. Wrapping The Velveteen Rabbit as a present is like wrapping a gift of love, giving the readers a lifetime realization that could forever change the way they view life.

As for me, this is a book that I will never get tired of reading over and over again. I will wait for the day that my daughter could read so that I can pass this book to her and so she could get the lessons I learned from it. And I know, she will love this book same way as I did. This will be one of the perfect gifts I can give her even if it isn't new because it has more value than a toy or a new book. It can even mold her into a better person who is ready to love, get hurt and become real.

I definitely recommend one for kids and adults too. Do not be bothered seeing unhappy faces knowing that you have just given them a thin book about a rabbit because once they read it, they will thank you for it and they will feel how much you love them. Like me, they will realize why you gave the book to them. My mother really knows what is best for me. And as a mother, I know that this is also the best book for my daughter.


Saturday, July 27, 2013

15 Books Best for Toddlers

I was looking for new books for Bella and I decided to create a list of books for toddlers. Kids on a young age needs to read books to development their love for reading and to teach them new things through fun stories. So, here is the list that I came up with:



The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle

 A caterpillar was very hungry that it ate so much food until it turned into a lovely butterfly!


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Where's Spot?
Where's Spot?
by Eric Hill

Spot is nowhere to be found. Sally, Spot's mother looks for him all around. There are also other dog characters introduced in the book.


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Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book
Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book
by Rod Campbell

Looking for the perfect pet? You can check out the different animals the zoo has sent by lifting the flaps of the book.


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Where Is Baby's Belly Button
Where Is Baby's Belly Button
by: Karen Katz

Teach your kids different parts of the body through this peekaboo book.


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Yummy Yucky
Yummy Yucky
by Leslie Patricelli

Explain the difference between yummy and yucky through this book.

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
by Bill Martin

Teach your kid colors and introduce them to different animals too.


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Goodnight Moon
Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown

A young rabbit says goodnight to the moon and to others before going to bed. Perfect for little kids to read before sleep time.


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Shake My Sillies Out
Shake My Sillies Out
by Raffi

A book that encourages kids to move and dance along with a song!



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Are You My Mother?

Are You My Mother?
by P.D. Eastman

A story about a little bird that hatched from its egg when its mother was away. The little bird kept on looking for his mother by approaching different animals and even things!



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Llama Llama Nighty-Night (Llama Llama Board Books)
Llama Llama Nighty-Night (Llama Llama Board Books)
by: Anna Dewdney

Your kids will not just learn on what they need to do before sleeping but they will surely enjoy the book. There are also other Llama Llama books you can check on.


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Cookie Count
Cookie Count
by: Robert Sabuda

A fun counting book with lots of tasty pop-ups!


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Baby Beluga

Baby Beluga
by Raffi

A book about a baby whale and his Eskimo, walrus, and dolphin friends. Enjoy this with the songs of Raffi.


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Where's My Teddy?
by: Jez Alborough

Eddie has a problem that his teddy is too big to cuddle while a real bear has a problem of his teddy too little to hug!


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The Napping House
by: Audrey Wood

A fun book with vivid illustrations showing people and animals napping. Blue is the color all around but as the sun comes, colors start to appear.

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
by Michael Rosen

They are going on a bear hunt. Join their adventure as they go to different places to hunt. The pop-up version is a lot more fun.

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My goal now is to get Bella all the books above.lol. I already have Karen Katz's Where is Baby's Belly Button. Hope I could find these books.



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