Archives for November 2015

Inspirational Quote – Burning Bridges

inspirational quotes, quotes

mother2x signature

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday’s Best Linkup – #45

linky party, Sundays Best

Welcome to Week 45 of Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup. The foliage has peaked, slowly dropped off and is now waiting to be raked, burned and bagged in my part of the world. I’m looking forward to seeing the kids jump into piles of leaves over the next few weeks. We’re discussing Thanksgiving in my house and we’re also continuing our Lets Give Thanks theme.  We’re looking for fall and Thanksgiving posts, crafts and decorating, recipes, photos with fall colors, and anything you would like to share surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday.

[Read more…]

8 Celebrity Children’s Book Authors

Image-Celebrity-Authors

When most people think of celebrities, they think of glitz and glamor.  I have discovered several celebrity children’s book authors and I thought I would share their books for you to review and possibly give as gifts. I love the books not because they are written by celebrities, but because they are written by celebrities who have a special affinity for children. Check out my list:

Julianne Moore –   My Mom Is a Foreigner  This book is about multi-cultures and diversity. It is appropriate for ages 5 – 8 years and has 40 pages.

Jim Carrey –  How Roland Rolls  –  This book is about a wave named Roland who’s afraid that, one day, when he hits the beach, his life will be over. It is appropriate for ages 4 – 8 and has 68 pages. Jim Carrey won the 2013 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award for this book.

Octavia Spencer  The Time-Capsule Bandit This book is about 12-year-old Randi Rhodes. Randi loses her mother at age 12. She is an aspiring detective and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.  She finds satisfaction in solving crimes anonymously.  The book is appropriate for ages 8 –  12 and has 240 pages.

Jamie Lee Curtis – My Brave Year of Firsts –  This book celebrates the extraordinary, everyday bravery of trying new things for the very first time. This book is appropriate for ages 4 – 8 and has 40 pages.

Tori Spelling Presenting . . . Tallulah  –  This book is about a little girl named Tallulah. All her life, Tallulah has heard DON’T.  Don’t get dirty, talk loudly or  wear jeans. With the help of friends, she finds out who she really is.  This book is appropriate for ages 4 – 8 and has 32 pages.

Mario Lopez – Mario and Baby Gia    This book is Mario and his cousin Gia. Mario’s Nana asks him to babysit his cousin Gia while she bakes. Baby Gia who reminds Mario that a family is built on love and caring.  This book is appropriate for ages 3 – 5 and has 32 pages.

Whoopi Goldberg –  Sugar Plum Ballerinas 1: Plum Fantastic  –  This book is about Alexandrea who has just moved from Georgia to New York City’s Harlem.  Al finds herself in the classroom at the Nutcracker School of Ballet as the Sugar Plum Fairy and has stage fright. Friendship, lots of practice, and ingenuity help her to overcome her stage fright and she gives an unforgettable performance. This book is appropriate for ages 1 and up and has 160 pages.

Kristie Yamaguchi – It’s a Big World, Little Pig!  –  This book is about Poppy the pig. Poppy goes to the World Games ice-skating championship in Paris! She meets new friends from around the world and explores Paris with her family after the championship.

The holidays are around the corner. Check out these books, they would make a great holiday, birthday or just because gift. I purchased  Whoopi Goldberg’s Sugar Plum Ballerinas series.  I was given the opportunity to review Kristie Yamaguchi’s It’s a Big World, Little Pig. It’s highly recommended that you purchase both.  I will be adding Julianne Moore’s book to my gift list this year.

9 Fall Snack Ideas For Kids

                                                                                                        
kids snack ideas, fall food ideas


Finding healthy and fun snack ideas for kids can be a struggle.  Fall means Halloween and the temptation to eat candy, and lots of it. We rounded up 9 snack ideas from mom bloggers that you and the kids will love. Offer a healthy treat between the candy indulges. If you missed Trick or Treating we have a few candy/sweet treats too. You can find our roundup ideas here: 

  1. Jack O Lantern Snack Bag  from Made To Be A Momma
  2. Pumpkin Oranges  from My Fussy Eater
  3. Rice Krispy Turkey Legs  from Yahoo Makers
  4. Pretzel & Cheese Brooms  from One Little Project At A Time
  5. Turkey Hand Snack Bag from That’s What Che Said
  6. Turkey Vegetable Cup  from Organic Authority
  7. Indian Corn Thanksgiving Favors from Shaken Together
  8. Little Frankies  from Green Lunches Green Kids
  9. Candy Corn Fruit Cups from Baby Blog Center

My favorites are 1, 8 and 9.  My grandson loves Cheetos and my granddaughter loves fruit. What’s your favorite?

Sunday’s Best Linkup – #44

linky party, Sundays Best

Welcome to Week 44 of Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup. The foliage is slowly turning in my part of the world. I’m looking forward to seeing the leaves turn and the beautiful colors when fall puts on a show in the next few weeks. We’re continuing our Lets Give Thanks theme this week. We’re looking for fall and Thanksgiving posts, crafts and decorating, recipes, photos with fall colors, and anything you would like to share surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday.

[Read more…]