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How can parents reduce stress during the holidays?

Started Nov 6, 2011 0 Replies

Life is stressful...and even more so during the holidays.  Finding the time to get everything done and the money to do it can be overwhelming. I just did a blog post that gives several easy fixes to…Continue

Are Children Putting a Strain on Your Marriage?

Started May 29, 2011 0 Replies

Image via WikipediaA recent study of couples found that 90% were less happy with their marriage once they became…Continue

Is Kindergarten the New First Grade?

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Image via WikipediaThey say you can’t go back.What do you think?I remember walking into P.S. 199 as a student…Continue

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Book Fair & Book Signing and so much more!!!!

Started Apr 7, 2011 0 Replies

Image via WikipediaI've got a bunch of stuff to share:Info on Vitamin CInfo on an upcoming BOOK FAIR AND BOOK SIGNING THIS SUNDAY,…Continue

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Sep 11
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#PPBF - Peter Panda Melts Down - Book Review, Craft and Helpful Tips on Temper Tantrums

Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday – I review a picture book, provide a simple fun craft you can do with your kids and then I link up with dozens of other writers, moms, librarians and other lovers of picture books on Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog. I recently connected with the author of today’s selection…Artie Bennett is super funny and super talented…so it’s not surprising that his new book is super awesome…See More
Jun 18
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#PPBF - Millie Fierce Sleeps Out

Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday – I review a picture book, provide a simple fun craft you can do with your kids and then I link up with dozens of other writers, moms, librarians and other lovers of picture books on Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog.I enjoy reading the classic picture books that I grew up with – but I also love finding brand-new ones that will be classics one day. So I was excited to receive a…See More
Jun 6
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#PPBF - Edmund Pickle Chin - A Rescue Donkey Story: Blog Tour and Giveaway

Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is also the third stop on the blog tour of EDMUND PICKLE CHIN – A DONKEY RESCUE STORY, written by Clara Bowman-Jahn and Susan April Elwood.I’m honored that I get to review this wonderful brand-new picture book. Please make sure you scroll down to the end of the post – there are special prizes being offered if you visit and comment at all of the stops on the tour and you’ll also find a fun donkey craft for kids.…See More
May 30
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Picture Book Review and Activity: Chick-O-Saurus Rex

Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday. I haven’t been blogging recently because of our up-coming move…but I just had to share this very special book with all of you.With the start of the new school year, many parents and children will be coping with a problem that has been around for a long time – bullying. I’m joining a special blog book tour to raise awareness of this wonderful addition to…See More
Aug 23, 2013
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Clutter Busting 101 and a Pitch Pick Contest

 Are you a saver or a tosser?My sister-in-law once told me if you didn’t use something in a year, it was time to get rid of it.I’ve got stuff that I haven’t used in… 10 or 20 years!As many of you know, we are moving from Colorado to New Hampshire at the end of September.We’ll be flying 2000 miles to relocate so that we can be closer to our…See More
Aug 21, 2013
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Monday Writing Magic: Building Relationships in the Kid Lit Community

Writing can be one of the most solitary occupations. Many writers carve out time from busy schedules that often include family and job responsibilities. Setting the alarm early or staying up after everyone else is in dreamland are two ways to find ‘quiet’ time.Even though most of us need to be ‘alone’ when we are creating, it is really important to be part of a community that can encourage, inspire and motivate…one…See More
Jul 22, 2013
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Multicultural Picture Book Review and Activity for Kids

Today is Friday – time for a children’s book and an activity to keep the kids happy and busy!I found this book in a box at an open air town flea market when I was visiting my daughter and grandson in New Hampshire. I get into trouble at these places – how can you say no to a beautiful picture book for 25 cents? The seller wanted me to take the entire box of over a dozen hardcover beautifully illustrated multicultural…See More
Jul 19, 2013
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Fear of Public Speaking: Tips That Really Help

Attention authors: For many of you, writing the book is the easy part. The hard job starts after your book is published. These days, whether you are traditionally published or self-published, the task of marketing and promoting your book falls to…you.Marketing and promoting a book can be done in many ways. Press releases and platforms such as blogging, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google+…with new…See More
Jul 15, 2013
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Monday Writing Magic: What Makes a Great Picture Book Story?

What good luck! I’m continuing my new blog schedule with a Monday post about writing. Susanna Leonard Hill graciously picked today to reveal the 8 finalists in the 4th of July Secret Mystery Writing Contest. Thanks, Susanna…perfect timing!What bad luck! It will be very difficult to decide who should be the winner…each…See More
Jul 8, 2013
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Lifting the Spirits of a Chronically Ill Child

Today is Friday – I have another children’s book to review to add to the  Perfect Picture Book resource list that author Susanna Leonard Hill is building on her blog. If you go to Susanna’s blog today, you will not find a picture book review because there is a 4th of July Holiday Mystery Writing Contest going on.…See More
Jul 5, 2013
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Why Attend a SCBWI Conference #2013AFCC

Why attend a SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) conference?I’ve been writing picture book stories since I was a kid.But it’s only been in the last couple of years that I have seriously pursued the craft of…See More
Jun 3, 2013
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Play It Safe This Summer: Window Safety

Jake, at Time after Time, has a Sunday Post Challenge. The theme this week is WINDOW.STAY-TUNED FOR THE WINNER OF THE CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK GIVEAWAY!Do your kids like to look out the window? When my children were small, they loved watching birds fly from branch to branch and cars zoom down the road. A rainy day offered an under-the-sea look at the world while wintery frost created beautiful patterns on the window…See More
May 20, 2013
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Endangered Species Day: Gone Fishing: Oceans by the Number Review and Activity

Today is Friday – so we have a children’s book to review to add to the  Perfect Picture Book resource list that author Susanna Leonard Hill is building on her blog. For more wonderful reviews from authors, educators and others who contributed today, please go…See More
May 18, 2013
Ann Harrison liked Vivian Kirkfield's blog post I Was Invited To Speak in Singapore!!!!
May 13, 2013
Vivian Kirkfield posted a blog post

I Was Invited To Speak in Singapore!!!!

In less than two weeks, I'll be flying to Singapore to participate in the 2013 Asian Festival of Children's Content.This annual international conference brings together authors, illustrators, publishers and other creators of children's media.I'm thrilled to have been invited to share my passion for using picture books as a parenting tool to build self-esteem and strengthen the parent-child connection. The event organizer, The National Book Council of Singapore, places great emphasis on…See More
May 11, 2013

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Mom of 3 (all grown with children of their own), educator, parenting speaker and author of SHOW ME HOW! BUILD YOUR CHILD'S SELF-ESTEEM THROUGH READING, CRAFTING AND COOKING. I love hiking and fly-fishing with my husband..when I'm not reading, crafting or cooking with kids.
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#PPBF - Peter Panda Melts Down - Book Review, Craft and Helpful Tips on Temper Tantrums

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 11:08pm 0 Comments

Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday – I review a picture book, provide a simple fun craft you can do with your kids and then I link up with dozens of other writers, moms, librarians and other lovers of picture books on Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog.

 

I recently connected with the author of today’s selection…Artie Bennett is super funny and super…

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#PPBF - Millie Fierce Sleeps Out

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 12:38am 0 Comments

Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday – I review a picture book, provide a simple fun craft you can do with your kids and then I link up with dozens of other writers, moms, librarians and other lovers of picture books on Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog.

I enjoy reading the classic picture books that I grew up with – but I also love finding brand-new ones that will be classics one day. So…

Continue

#PPBF - Edmund Pickle Chin - A Rescue Donkey Story: Blog Tour and Giveaway

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 5:53pm 0 Comments

Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is also the third stop on the blog tour of EDMUND PICKLE CHIN – A DONKEY RESCUE STORY, written by Clara Bowman-Jahn and Susan April Elwood.

I’m honored that I get to review this wonderful brand-new picture book. Please make sure you scroll down to the end of the post – there are special prizes being offered if you visit and comment at all of the stops on the tour and you’ll also find a fun donkey craft for…

Continue

Picture Book Review and Activity: Chick-O-Saurus Rex

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 3:01am 0 Comments

Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday. I haven’t been blogging recently because of our up-coming move…but I just had to share this very special book with all of you.

With the start of the new school year, many parents and children will be coping with a problem that has been around for a long time – bullying. I’m joining a special blog book tour to raise…

Continue

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At 8:11pm on June 20, 2013, Lea said…

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I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
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At 9:34pm on February 1, 2011, lucia mommie said…

I love to help you to create security for your children, I have a plan, send me a message, we'll talk.

At 1:14pm on January 20, 2011, Renee Hand said…

I have visited your site and have subscribed. I couldn't find the follow button. Lots of great info. I posted a comment. Thanks!

Renee

At 10:57am on January 20, 2011, Renee Hand said…

Welcome to the group. If you would like to follow my blog I will do the same as well. Please check it out at http://thecryptocapersseries.blogspot.com

Good luck to you!

Renee

At 10:26pm on January 19, 2011, One Simple Bliss said…

From one new member to another, welcome to MBC! :)

 

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At 5:18pm on January 17, 2011, Cynthia Anchondo said…
Hi, I really like your blog and am now following it.
At 10:28am on January 17, 2011, Cinderella Of Boston said…

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Thank you for the friendship.

At 7:17pm on January 16, 2011, Memorable Children Books & Gifts said…
Thanks Vivan for the friend request
At 3:42pm on January 15, 2011, Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner said…
Hi there and welcome from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time. Don't be too overwhelmed by MBC. The ladies are awesome here and sooo embracing. Hope you enjoy your stay :)
At 3:05pm on January 15, 2011, Cinderella Of Boston said…
Welcome and Hi.  Time is precious to us all, I know and this may seem so overwhelming with everyone vying for your attention.  Hope your stay here is awesome.  But, if you're a petite woman 5'4" and under & would love to read great articles about the best things that come in small packages  ~ come on over for a visit and stay a spell ... we'd love to have you.
 
 
 

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