Category Archives: Book Reviews

They Serve Bagels in Heaven

I received a free review copy of “They Serve Bagels in Heaven” through the Intro NYC Blogger Network for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Irene Weinberg writes the love story of her lifetimes (yes, that “s” is intentional) with husband Saul following his death in a car accident that she survived. The narrative is told through both her voice and his, a collection of the sessions she has with mediums and healers. It is the process of how she comes to live beyond Saul’s death and live out her life purpose…one she determined following a violent death in another lifetime. keep reading

Three Ways to Prepare Kids for New Experiences

For many kids, we are embarking on the end of the school year. It’s a time to say good-bye to friends and teachers. Our kids will be spending time at home and maybe catching some Vacation Bible School throughout the summer, but you might be sending your kid to summer camp or to a new sitter for the summer. With this in mind, I put together a few tips to help kids prepare for new experiences. keep reading

Language Adventure

When I was in high school, taking a second language was a requirement for only two years. At this point, I probably know as many words in French (my language of choice) as my kids know words in Spanish and Chinese (thanks to popular kids’ television shows). But I am never afraid to flex my language muscles when giving the kids reminders to say please and thank you by asking them to say it in French or Spanish. Recently, I took the big kids on a language adventure as we read two new books by Abigail Samoun. keep reading

Sleepy Kitty and Sleepy Puppy

Part of our bedtime routine is to read books with all four kids. Sometimes it is a struggle to get the big kids to do the whole “PJs, potty, and brush teeth” deal in a quick fashion. They do enjoy a asking for all.the.things right at bedtime. So, it’s no surprise that they had schema for Sleepy Kitty and Sleepy Puppy, two new bedtime story books on our shelf. keep reading


Source: Sterling Books

I am staring at my phone, praying for adult interaction. I want it to buzz or ding or light up with a friend’s face. I’m craving something to do as I stare out the dining room window at the gross winter day. And I am expecting my phone to give me that. I feel alone even though my Facebook friends list is over 400 people and a “whopping” 1400+ follow me on Twitter. I’m ignoring the fact that there are photos that could be scrapbooked, booties that could be crocheted (if only I’d learn), or freezer meals to make. I just want someone to say they like me or something I’ve posted. keep reading


Back in October, just after I announced I was pregnant, we were sitting in the pool at Disney and my cousins left me with all the kids and hopped over to the bar for a drink. Admittedly, I was a little sad – not because I was left with 6 screaming and splashing kids (one who was repeatedly kicking me in the stomach) plus the two in utereo, but because I would have given anything to have a sweet, fun [non-alcoholic] drink along with them. If only I had taken my copy of MOMOSAS along as a guide to come up with a fun drink I could have asked them to bring me back. keep reading

Time for a Bath


My ‘lil Burghers love to take baths, but maybe yours do not. Getting dirty is fun, but getting clean isn’t always something they enjoy, right? InTime for a Bath, the bunnies your children may know from Phillis Gershator and David Walker’s Time for a Hug show kids how much fun the activities leading up to and including taking a bath can be. keep reading

Demanding Dudley

“Say please.”

“What’s the magic word?”

“Pardon me! Is that how we ask for something we want?”

If you are saying these things daily (over and over again) like Greg and I do, perhaps it’s time to introduce a picture book from The Wiblets
collection that will teach your children about respect and the right way to get what they want. Our kids heard about 4 pages of Demanding Dudley before they realized the message we were trying to get through to them. keep reading