Books


My Yellow Balloon
May 27, 2015

My Yellow Balloon

As soon as this book hit my inbox, I knew I had to read it and I knew I had to tell you about it. Dealing with loss in this household is a constant. My daughter speaks of my mom often, at times telling me she misses her very much. Some days, words fail me as I try to explain this loss to her. With an aging dog in the house, well, I feel like I need to prepare us for more loss in the future. Tiffany Papageorge has created a beautiful,......

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Teach Her Tuesday: Reading with Bob

I am an ex-Scholastic employee. I loved working at that place. Loved being able to say that what I did helped kids becoming lifelong learners. The Frog Princess has had a library since before she was born. Books are important to us for many reasons. But man, I was a nervous wreck when I wondered how this teaching to read thing would work. I’m blessed in that she has amazing teachers. But as always, I feel that her education is my responsibility. So, after talking to the teachers last spring, I got......

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Organizada in 2015!
February 16, 2015

Organizada in 2015!

I’ve been working on loads of stuff. Half of which I can’t remember! But now, I created a tool for myself to keep me organizada (organized). Last year I gave y’all an electronic version but after much deliberation and back and forth, I’m giving you a beautiful, 6×9 planner to keep you organized for years to come! Ain’t it purty?! With features like month-at-a-glance, social shares tracking and income and expenses, you will have everything you need to organize your awesome!...

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Easy Ways to Save Money On Travel

I’m SO excited today. And not even about my stuff. I’m excited for my girl Tawanna, queen of the cruises, boss of the beaches, princess of the planes! This is the girl I bombard with my crazy ideas. The chick I text late at night with “let me ask you something?” and then go into my barrage of whatever new plot I’ve come up with to take over the world. But now, I get to stop asking her questions about travel and just scoop up my copy of Mom’s Guide to Saving......

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Movies and Books: With This Ring and The Vow

I met Denene last year as we were both participants of Blogust ’13. The minute I saw her, I fell in love. It wasn’t just the bomb ass outfit she had on, but the spirit that emanated from her being. Because that’s what matters, folks. Thing is: I had NO idea who she was, outside of her being the brain behind MyBrownBaby.com. Sometimes, I’m an idiot, what can I say? Denene has penned 32 gazillion books (plus or minus 3) and she also pens amazing Facebook posts that keep me hollerin’ while......

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Santa's Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right Night Before Christmas

Maybe this book should be called When Santa Goes Wild. Okay, so maybe the word here shouldn’t be “wild”. Perhaps the word is rogue. Santa goes rogue in this book and what ensues is all kinds of hullabaloo that cannot be missed. What would you expect from a book called Santa’s Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right Night Before Christmas? You’re probably thinking “it’s not even Thanksgiving, Sili!” but hear me out. I need to tell you about this book so that when you go out shopping after Thanksgiving, you will KNOW that this is......

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Waking Up White
August 09, 2014

Waking Up White

Let’s just drop this title in under the “things I could never say” category. Amirite? Confession: I’m not finished with the book. But dammit I couldn’t wait to tell you about it. This week has found me completely frustrated with the privileged white people of social media. It started with the comments I read on a MomsRising Facebook photo and seeped over to the comments I read regarding the Renisha McBride tweet when the AP broke the news of the guilt of her killer and how so many white folks didn’t see anything......

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A Blogger's Guide to Keeping It Together

I am often asked how I get it all done. How I keep it together. Truth is, I haven’t been because I haven’t gotten myself organized. So I had to remedy that situation because I’ve always worked better when I can keep the happenings of life together. That’s how Organizada was born. A compilation of things I keep track of, things my friends have complained about not having and general organizational items that I thought necessary. I’m sure you’ve used an organizer before. I’m not trying to give you the history of......

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Exclusively Pumping Breast Milk: Well Worth the Work

My exclusively pumping breast milk journey began like many mother’s journeys. My illusions of a natural child birth were demolished by a previous surgery that caused concern about whether my uterus would be able to labor effectively. Add a baby that was already over 8 lbs. and the c-section was quickly scheduled for a week before my due date. See, my boy has been displaying signs of a willful spirit since the womb and trying to get him to breastfeed would be no different. He latched on for a short time then......

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Reading With PlayTales
November 25, 2013

Reading With PlayTales

Disclosure: I was provided with a subscription to this app in order to review it. There’s nothing like story time around these parts. We have way too many books and keep adding to the collection every chance we get. But the frog princess has been enjoying e-books lately thanks to PlayTales. What Is It? PlayTales is magic. With a library of books and activities, it is a great app for little readers and parents alike. Stories are available in 8 different languages and I am inspired to get a couple under my......

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