Years ago, before I wrote my first picture book, I thought that picture books were really easy to write. I figured, well, they are short and how hard can it be to write a short book?
How wrong I was.
First of all, when you are writing a picture book usually you are writing for a younger audience. So you have to use short sentences and simple words.
Secondly, you have to make it interesting. Most picture books are short, so you have to grab their attention and keep it.…Continue
I know that since I’ve become a mom, my short term (and long term) memory is the worst. Here are a few ways that Google Calendar can help you make up for the fact that your memory is failing:
Added by Michelle Lee on March 19, 2016 at 1:03am — No Comments
Here in Ohio, our winter has been incredibly mild this year, and we were all really happy with that, minus not having a white Christmas. However, the last few weeks have brought the cold, snowy weather that we are more familiar with for this time of year.
Only this year, we’ve got a…Continue
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School Holidays? Kids are bored at home? Here is what I do -
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Our kids are lovable and snuggle-able. Except when they make our skin crawl. Since becoming a mom, have you dealt with more gross crap than you ever imagined?
We talk about lice and other gross stuff moms encounter. Our guests will be the funny mamas behind the comedy 47 Secrets to a Younger You.Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on January 14, 2016 at 8:50pm — No Comments
Tracking your body fat and where it is stored is important for a healthy lifestyle. Decreasing your body fat while increasing your muscle leads to not only a leaner appearance, but a healthier body as well. If you need to monitor the progress of your weight loss plan effectively, make sure that you check on your body fat and not just the weighing scale.
Low Fat Percentage
Dropping below the required body fat percentage over a period of time exposes you to the risk of…Continue
Added by Jenny Richards on October 15, 2015 at 7:24am — No Comments
The illustrations in The Very Hungry Caterpillar seem to capture the attention of almost every young child. Simple yet complex, they are colorful and eye-catching. Recreating the look is fun and easy for any child who is old enough to use a pair of scissors.…Continue
Added by Dea Lenihan on September 11, 2015 at 10:08pm — No Comments
They warn you about the pain of childbirth. They even express all the different means for managing said pain and in such depth that there are literally tons of books written on the topic! Ways to manage the pain often include Lamaze, water therapy, epidural, hypnosis, etc. I opted for hypnosis when this little lady graced us with her presence.…
This is my absolute favorite macaroni and cheese ever! If you follow me on Twitter you already know that I was pretty upset about 2 weeks ago that I got everything I needed to make it but I forgot to buy macaroni noodles! Well, when my parents came to visit us, I knew we would be barbecuing so I was like “YES! THIS MACARONI WILL BE A PERFECT SIDE!”…Continue
It’s difficult to believe it, but this is our 49th episode! Watch some of our favorite moments from MomCave LIVE.Continue
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After cooking nearly every day this week and leftovers lasting as long as breakfast (don't ask), it's nice to have a break and enjoy something that's quick to make and tasty! My kids and I ate the Bon Appétit Pepperoni and Pesto pizza in the family room while watching mid day cartoons.…Continue
Added by Ronda on July 9, 2015 at 3:08pm — No Comments
The T’s and I recently returned from our annual Fourth of July trip. We had a ball! We visited the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium, rode horses, and ate lots of popcorn. Perhaps the most notable experience on our trip was my brother and sister-in-law’s baby gender reveal. The expectant couple chose…Continue
Added by Cassandra L. Pinson on July 6, 2015 at 6:11pm — No Comments
Hey Mommy Bloggers check out this great new car seat/stroller that just hit the market. Go to my Blog and check it out. The video is really awesome. Here is the link to check it out.Continue
School is out and we have entered “the dog days of summer.” Although my T’s are still in daycare and do not quite enjoy summer break; my family loves to take advantage of the hot Dalton summers.
One of our favorite and free activities is to visit the local parks in Dalton; typically…Continue
If you are a woman who has reached the age of 45, you are more likely to lose muscle mass if you don’t do anything to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Most women do not engage in exercise past the age of 40, and this could highly contribute to the loss of muscle, if an active exercise and body building regimen is not undertaken.
Along with regularly exercising, it is advisable to consume supplements in order to attain dietary requirements, especially while exercising.
When you first think of the word "date," it's easy to assume that it involves two individuals roughly around the same age who are in some type of romantic relationship, whether new or seasoned. While this may be true, "dates" can include kids, too. (preferably not in addition to the two individuals in a romantic relationship- that's what babysitters are for!) Special outings with just one child and…Continue