Grandma's Gourd is a delightful book app for children ages 6-8.
Did you ever read the story of Three Billy Goats Gruff when you were in elementary school? There were three billy goats who needed to cross a river. When the first billy goat started over the bridge, a troll (who lived under the bridge) jumped out and threatened to eat […]

Grandma’s Great Gourd — and Giveaway!

(I received a copy of this book to review but all opinions are my own.)  Amazing. Touching. Remarkable. Awesome. Eye opening. Astounding. Moving. Awe inspiring. Poignant. Sad. Heart breaking. Gut wrenching. Infuriating. I could go on and on expressing emotions that I felt while reading the book Lessons from Zachary: Turning […]

Lessons from Zachary

Make these simple bookmarks with your sons. They'll have fun making them.
Consider these startling statistics from Two-thirds of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare. One in four children in America grow up without learning how to read. Students who don’t read proficiently by the 3rd grade […]

A Book and Some Bookmarks

Raising Human Beings by Ross W. Green PhD is an excellent book that teaches parents how to cultivate a better parent-child relationship. Great practical advice!
(NOTE: I was given a free review copy of this book. However, that did not influence my opinion.) Raising kids is not easy. Not one little bit. Parents want their kids to learn values such as honesty and kindness. They want courteous, polite, obedient, independent, and hard-working kids. That’s not too much […]

Raising Human Beings

Wonder by R. J. Palacio is a must read book! It teaches not to judge others by how they look.
Sometimes, kids can really be cruel to other children. When our daughter was in the 4th grade, one boy mercilessly teased her because she needed braces. The orthodontist said more permanent teeth needed to grow in before she could get braces. So, she had to wait. Because of the teasing, our daughter […]

Great Summer Read for Kids

Welcome to the Symphony by Carolyn Sloan is a great book that introduces young children to the world of classical music. This interactive book leads them on a musical journey while introducing them to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Check it out!
(NOTE: I was given a copy of this book for review but it didn’t influence  my opinion in any way.) Before I get to today’s review, I want to share a funny story. When our children were young, I had some cassette tapes of classical music that I would play […]

Welcome to the Symphony