The BFG summer road trip activities

The wildly creative children's book, "The BFG" by Roald Dahl, has been brought to life and is in theaters today, July 1st! The magical story of Sophie, the curious orphan, and her friendship with a big friendly giant is a wonderful story about friendship and imagination. This summer my seven year old daughter is reading the book and will be spending her time in the car on our summer road trip entertained by The BFG summer road trip activities and reading log. The BFG is a great movie Read More... {Read More...}

Kindergarten book advent calendar

Each year I make a holiday advent calendar for my daughter.  And each year I try to make the 24 gifts more meaningful. She loves counting down to Christmas Day with a gift each morning; I wanted to make sure the gifts were something fun and educational instead of something she will quickly forget about by next year. We spend a lot of time at the public library because my daughter loves books. She gets so excited each Friday when she brings her library book home from school and loves telling Read More... {Read More...}

Develop your child’s love for reading with I Can Read! books

#Sponsored Thank you Harper Collins Children's Books  for sponsoring this post. Join me as I participate in this month's #ICanReadathon! My husband and I started reading children's books aloud each night while I was pregnant with our now five year old daughter. The books we read throughout my pregnancy were some of our daughter's first favorite books as an infant. Reading to children early is a proven way to establish a love for reading and book appreciation. Harper Collins, Read More... {Read More...}

Following Featherbottom personalized childrens book

Having a preschool aged daughter and being a pre-k teacher means we have a large collection of children's books in our home. My daughter is just starting to read and I love seeing her discover new favorites. We recently received a personalized childrens book from MarbleSpark that goes on a journey around the world to find all the letters of her name. Following Featherbottom features Felix Featherbottom and his friend Pierre Du Pond traveling all over the globe in search of Read More... {Read More...}

Learning about whale watching with The Amazing Adventures of Captain Don (children’s book review)

In anticipation of our visit to the Dana Point Fesitval of Whales we have been talking to my daughter about whales and other marine animals we might encounter during one of our many whale watching tours. She has a great interest in learning about whales and I'm looking forward to her first experience seeing whales and dolphins from a boat in the ocean. While we visit SeaWorld often, this will be her very first time seeing whales in their natural environment. Thanks to Donna Read More... {Read More...}

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – Saving money and energy with GE Lighting

A few years ago when we decided to build a new home, my husband and I took a lot of time to decide which builder offered options that were best for our family.  We were very excited to be able to build an energy efficient home.  Our home has many different features that help us save money and reduces our utility bills by up to 80%.  We've lived in our home for almost 3 years and up until this point, have not had to replace too many light bulbs already in the home when we moved in. Read More... {Read More...}