Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ebook Review

A few months ago I was contacted by ebook author, Louie Lawent and asked if I would be interested in giving his book at look and review on my blog. So I obliged, because I thought it was a tremendous thing to write a book, for kids no less and publish it. The days of books being strictly in hard or paperback or long gone. I may not have the biggest, most popular blog but if I could help a fellow author out, why not?

Momma Don't You Worry is the story of a child who thinks he is too big for help from his momma and that she need not worry about his, as he is nearly 6. As a mother of a 6 year old the story spoke to me. We all want our babies to stay small and be able to always help them and yet they crave a certain amount of independence.

Mr. Lawent's story is a quick read with a lot of rhyming which will appeal to kids under the age of 8. It was a quick read and I was even able to get my six year old to read it to his little sister. The both got the lesson at the end of the book and it gave me a chance to open a discussion about age and help and independence. We also were able to talk about the emotions both characters might have been feeling at different parts of the story.

All in all a good quick read with an opportunity to expand on family discussions about feelings, rules and independence.

I was given a free copy of this ebook to review but all opinions are mine.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Three-nager to Four

In March out little girl turned 4 and like her brother, she could not wait to be another year older. I believe we began keeping track of the countdown to her and her brother's birthday back in December. But I get it, birthdays are special and all about you. I'm a big fan of being pampered and celebrated.

As she looks up to her big brother, she wanted to celebrate her day at the same place...Skyzone. And so we did...they jumped and laughed and we even had some tears. But that is life with a newly minted 4 year old. All drama. All. The. Time. I am not looking forward to the preteen or teen angst or drama. But hopefully I will be better prepared to deal and function during that time in her life.

After Skyzone the birthday girl requested we eat at Cowfish...a sushi burger joint that is pretty awesome. I mean, it has to be awesome if the kids are asking to go, right? We have yet to have a bad meal there and I have to admit when they ask to go, I giddy too.

This is how our favorite girl has grown from the side eye giving newborn to the sassy princess. Everyone says they grow up in a blink of an eye but I don't feel it. Not yet. I hope time always moves at the pace it is going and that my little girl is always my little girl.