There is nothing like the turn of a new year to inspire change in people. Every January 1 feels like a clean slate, on which one can inscribe their dreams and wishes. People all over the world make big promises on New Year’s Day to themselves to transform their lives in significant ways. In fact, many of these promises…Continue
Added by Mom Bloggers Club on December 5, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Hi! My name is Amina and I sometimes find it hard to believe that I live in New Orleans, otherwise known as “NOLA”–home to never-ending Mardi Gras parades, extra powdery beignets, Po Boy shrimp sandwiches, and streets so riddled with potholes you would think you were in a third world country.
As a mother of three, I wear many hats: full-time driver, cook,…Continue
Added by amina qureshi on November 26, 2014 at 1:25pm — No Comments
When I found out my first child was a boy, the response from everyone was, “Uh oh! You are gonna be busy. Boys are active.” I thought to myself, “Good. It will probably help me to lose some of this baby weight I’ve gained.” It wasn’t until around the time Joshua turned one that I could really see what everyone was talking about.
One Saturday, it was just Joshua and…Continue
Added by Joy & Marie on June 26, 2014 at 8:43pm — No Comments
In this story, which crosses over from the literary to women’s fiction to romance, Steward takes us to 1970s Manhattan, home of the sophisticated and the elite. There, we meet Dana McGarry.
Dana has everything — a successful job…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on May 3, 2014 at 12:08pm — No Comments
Genre: Literary Fiction
Author: Lynn Steward
Purchase on …Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on April 30, 2014 at 3:37pm — No Comments
About the book: Now, all in one complete book, Joe Corso’s ENGINE 24: FIRE STORIES BOOKS 1, 2, AND 3, including the AWARD-WINNING FIRE STORIES: BOX 598!
ENGINE 24: FIRE STORIES BOOKS 1, 2, AND 3 chronicles the career of Joe D’Albert, aka author Joe Corso, as a New York City firefighter. In this exciting compilation of fire stories, Corso…
Added by Susan Keefe on February 19, 2014 at 5:36am — No Comments
The making of New Year’s “resolutions” has been a time old tradition for many. Most families start doing it when children are young and then when they grow up and have kids of their own they too do their resolutions. The great thing about making resolutions is that they can be for anyone and they can involve anything. You can read more about this on Kids New Year's…
Added by Lynda Way on January 13, 2014 at 12:32am — No Comments
I cannot be the only one…who is very excited to put this past week behind them. It has felt like nothing but holidays, holidays, holidays the past couple of weeks, and as lovely as it has been I am ready for the good old hum-drum of the work week.
We rang in the New Year and hit the sheets about fifteen minutes after the ball dropped in Times Square on the eve of 2014, but the Hubs and I still felt exhausted (and just a tad hung over)…
I originally posted this a few years ago, but it's definitely one that I like to pull out of the vault again at holiday time. Cause it's about liquor. And who DOESN'T need a cup of cheerful something or other at this time of the year??!!
You know it's gonna be a good day when you're strolling through the wine aisle at the grocery store on a random…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 11, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Ok, yeah, I'll admit that my husband and I may have rock, paper, scissored our way through some of more undesirable aspects of parenting our twins. (I'm pretty sure we're not the only ones who do this either.) Because, sometimes, it just doesn't really make sense for BOTH of us to jump into a crappy situation. For…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 27, 2013 at 10:44am — No Comments
Thought provoking reflections on life.
This story begins in Arkansas with the nine-year-old Michael, and his younger brother, abandoned by their father, living with their strict grandmother who regularly beats them. The family attend church regularly, he discovers at a young age, he has a gift for playing the organ and it is the beginning of a lifelong love of music.
The Book of Thoth is volume II in Paul Leone’s Vatican Vampire Hunters series. Unlike the first book, which takes place in London, this one takes place in New York City, where not only criminals and the Russian mafia but also demon vampires roam the streets, preying on the innocent.
One night, beautiful Manhattan socialite Nicole Van…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on November 12, 2013 at 3:18pm — No Comments
Do you have a laundry basket full of clothes? If so, grab your toddler or young child’s hand and take them into the laundry room with you. Did you know that you can teach them how to help with the laundry? Most children are eager and willing to help their parents with new things. Have your child take the sorted laundry from the laundry basket and they can…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 25, 2013 at 4:06pm — No Comments
In the summer of 2041, 71-year-old Diane O’Connor invites Friar Antonio Ortiz to her home in Queens. The reason is nothing short of mysterious: she has a request for him, which entails giving him a letter and a recording…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on July 31, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments
Out of tragedies come heroes and miracles…
At 9:59 a.m. on September 11, 2001, Diane O’Connor’s life as a firefighter’s wife changes forever, shattering her faith. Four decades later, a note still hangs on her kitchen cabinet in Queens,…
Added by Mayra Calvani on July 25, 2013 at 9:59am — No Comments
Fourth of July is a little over a week away and the firework stands have been preparing for weeks so that they can legally open. Most states in the US, allow firework stands to only be open for a short period of time before New Years Eve and Fourth of July. During this small window, thousands of people flock to the firework stands looking to buy…Continue
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What do you remember the most about your summer break? Was it playing outdoors with friends or was it a book that fascinated and captured your attention though the long afternoon. Well, nowadays kids just browse, play games online and then share it with their friends on Facebook and Instagram. Boy, have the times changed. To understand their world, you must try and understand these new digital toy trends.
So here are a few…
Added by Toy Tasting on March 8, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Every New Year, thousands of people (if not more) make the resolution to get fit. They sign up for gym memberships, buy workout DVD’s, and order the latest and greatest gadget from a slick infomercial on TV. And usually about this time of year, several weeks in, a large majority of these same people let the…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 25, 2013 at 12:58pm — No Comments
The last time I’d cried because of a book was years ago and the culprit was Marley and Me. Crazy Quilt is such a different book yet so alike in many ways. Both deal with death and loss, both are incredibly moving stories, and both remind us how short and precious life is.Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on February 4, 2013 at 8:18am — No Comments