Book Review: Curious Critters Volume Two

Book Review: Curious Critters Volume Two

Posted by: on Feb 25, 2014 | No Comments
    Curious Critters Volume Two is the follow up children's book to the award-winning Curious Critters picture book from author and photographer David FitzSimmons. Rather than that seeking rare animals in exotic locations, David photographs common animals (even some you might find in your own backyard) against plain, white backgrounds to produce detailed close-up images that are incredible and so eye-catching for kids and adults, alike. His approach allows the animals' colours, Read more [...]
From the Mouth of the Babe: 1st Edition

From the Mouth of the Babe: 1st Edition

Posted by: on Feb 20, 2014 | 2 Comments
I started this blog not necessarily knowing exactly which direction I wanted to take it-- Mommy Stuff, Cooking and Baking, Stories, Books, Reviews.... All I knew was that I wanted it to be authentic and true to my family and my lifestyle. Part of that, obviously includes my daughter (now 2), and our journey of growing up with her. I thought it would be fun, now that we're in the full-blown talking phase, to start tracking some of the more hysterical and/or precious things that she says that catch Read more [...]
Book Review & Giveaway: The LAST Snowman

Book Review & Giveaway: The LAST Snowman

Posted by: on Feb 17, 2014 | 37 Comments
Publisher's Synopsis: From the kitchen window, a mother watches her teenage daughter build one last snowman in the fresh spring snow. The girl works hard, and with some help from her little brother, she constructs a dashing giant. But wet snow and gravity take their toll, leaving a young girl who has perhaps loved and lost for the very first time. My Review: As a mother of a 2-year-old, I have come to learn the art of savouring and appreciating even the most simple moments. The mundane and everyday Read more [...]
She & He: Sick Kids

She & He: Sick Kids

Posted by: on Feb 11, 2014 | 10 Comments
What we have here is one dad and one mom, each of us helping to raise our own two-year-olds in our own ways. Each month, we’re going to take a shot at solving some common things that tend to happen when you have a two-year-old. It’s important to remember that we are not professionals and any advice we give in our solving of problems is likely best ignored. With that in mind, we present the She & He situation in which we manage a sick child. Scenario: Your toddler comes home with the Read more [...]
Book Review: The Bear

Book Review: The Bear

Posted by: on Feb 5, 2014 | No Comments
  Publisher's Synopsis: While camping with her family on a remote island, five-year-old Anna awakes in the night to the sound of her mother screaming. A rogue black bear, three hundred pounds of fury, is attacking the family's campsite -- and pouncing on her parents as prey. At her dying mother's faint urging, Anna manages to get her brother into the family's canoe and paddle away. But when the canoe runs aground on the edge of the woods, the sister and brother must battle hunger, the elements, Read more [...]