Birds Eye and Disney Urges Kids to Eat Veggies

With school around the corner, track practice is about to begin, which means that I have to out more thought into meal planning than I do over the summer. Hot weather means fruit salad, pita pockets full of tuna or chicken salad, or a quick trip to our favorite pizza place if I don’t feel…

The Giver Movie Review

The line for Lois Lowry at Book Expo America cued up two hours before she was scheduled to appear. Waiting to meet the person who wrote a book I gobbled in one evening was exciting. I didn’t want to gush all over her, but I did want to tell her how much I appreciated her…

Janeane Davis Book Blast

How to Advocate for Your Children to Succeed by Janeane Davis BOOK BLAST Janeane Davis, Superwoman, mother of 4, wife of 24 years, and friend wrote the book “How to Advocate for Your Children to Succeed” in order to help parents use their skills and talents to help their children reach their own definitions of…

Your Face in Mind: A Review

Baltimore, Maryland seems to be on my brain lately. First, I binge watched The Wire, then I reread David Simon’s 1997 book The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood. Finally I plunged into Jess Row’s provocative book, Your Face in Mine: A Novel. For someone who has been “complimented” for being…

Kindle Unlimited

Once again, Amazon has shown why they dominate online book sales. Bibliophiles around the world will love the addition of Kindle Unlimited, with the ability to enjoy over 600,000 titles for $9.99 a month. Like , this service is also the Netflix for readers with an added twist: some titles also include narration. The addition…

Sloppy Seconds: Two Book Reviews

I wanted to kick myself for deciding my weary body couldn’t take one more line and I missed an opportunity to meet Deborah Reed, author of the book Things We Set on Fire, in New York. The story of Vivvie and her estranged daughters Elin and Kate hit me with an emotion so deep, I…

Brad Schoener Music Man Camp

In one week, children who attend the Brad Schoener Music Man Camp are four months ahead of the average child who takes an instrument when school begins in the fall. For the second year in a row, The PreTeen has hauled his trumpet to the middle school for a day of improvisation, drumming, movement, and…