Book, Music & Movie Reviews

My Underpants RULE

As stories in the media remind us, child sexual abuse is widespread. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused by age 18. Eighty-five per cent of child sexual abuse victims know their sexual abusers. Conversations with your child are so important. My husband and I recently took the opportunity to talk to our daughter about appropriate vs. in...[Read More]

Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year

In between sleep training my 6 month old & (attempting) potty training with my almost 3 year old, I recently had the privilege of reading Maria-Lianos Carbone’s book, ‘Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year’ and it brought back all of the feelings & memories of being a first time mom. When I was pregnant with my first baby, I remember spending hours pouring over paren...[Read More]

The Big Bed childrens book

Canadian blogger Bunmi Laditan, who is behind the wildly popular “Honest Toddler” Twitter feed has written her first picture book titled “The Big Bed.” A common dilemma for most parents at some point is when their child wants to sleep in mommy and daddy’s bed. Bunmi Laditan “The Big Bed” is a humorous story about just that, but with a twist. An intelligent little girl...[Read More]

Raincoast

Easter is merely three weeks away. I want to share with you some of the new Easter Books for kids from RainCoast Books that we have added to my daughter’s Easter book collection. It’s not surprising that the Easter holiday has inspired some great children’s books over the years. We hope you’ll enjoy our suggestions and maybe add one or all of these Easter Books to your kids...[Read More]

sometimes you fly

Sometimes You Fly by Katherine Applegate ; illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt is one of my new favorite children’s book. It ranks right up there with my favorite children’s book ” Love you Forever” by Robert Munsch.  Beginning with a first birthday, the scenes in “Sometimes You Fly” travel through childhood triumphs and milestones, leading to graduation. Th...[Read More]

Book Outlet

With Easter just around the corner, there is no better gift than a book for you special little one. We have a large selection of fun springtime books already, but I wanted to add a few more to my daughter’s collection. When it comes to children’s books, I normally purchase books from Amazon, Chapters or Scholastic Canada’s school book orders. However, I was recently introduced to Book ...[Read More]

Children’s Books about Easter and Spring

It sure doesn’t feel like Spring yet here in Canada, but that hasn’t stopped us from enjoying some children’s books about Easter and Spring from Scholastic Canada. We hope you’ll enjoy these Children’s Books about Easter and Spring as much as we do. The new baby calf has a bestseller since it was first published in 1984. I remember reading this book countless times to my ol...[Read More]

Princesses (Make it Now!) Press Out and Play

Today’s memory was sparked as I watched my daughter play with paper dolls. In the story of my childhood, paper dolls held a special place. I would save my money to get the ones I so longed for. Their simple nature allowed me to create an entire world, while playing quietly by myself. If you grew up in the seventies, chances are you remember paper dolls as fondly as I do. So many of today’s t...[Read More]

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