Audreyvp's Blog Posts Tagged 'children' (10)

Ultimate Book Lover's Gift Guide


Happy Holidays and Happy reading!

This gift guide was compiled by Audrey van Petegem and Suzanne Letourneau of the ballyhoos, who support Indie…

Added by Audreyvp on December 11, 2014 at 11:38am — No Comments

Amazon's Kindle Lending Library - Over 100,000 Titles

Last year Amazon launched a Lending Library for Kindleand Kindle app with over 11,000 libraries across the US. This means that if you have a library card you can check out ebooks from your local library and instantly start reading them on your Kindle device.

Now, most people think that these free books include only…


Added by Audreyvp on February 29, 2012 at 8:04pm — No Comments

Gift Guide - For Families


This is the time of year when celebrations should all be about family. Getting together and enjoying each others company.

In searching out the best gift picks to give to a family as a whole, we were looking for ideas that would celebrate the family unit, its values or that would encourage family members to come together to have…


Added by Audreyvp on December 15, 2011 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Gift Guide - For Teens and Tweens

Teens and tweens, are some of the hardest people to buy for. That is, unless you buy them the latest and greatest tech gadget… But wait! There are other gift ideas that do not start with the letter ‘i’.

We have put together this great list of gift ideas that will suit teens from the college student,…


Added by Audreyvp on December 3, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Gift Guide - For L'il Ones (and not so Little)

Every day, our kids are bombarded with commercials for toys they must have! Most of these toys will probably hold their attention for about five minutes and end up at the back of their closet. I try to never fall prey to these crazes (well, I did with the zu zu pets but only because I thought it would be a…


Added by Audreyvp on December 3, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Go Baggie - For the Organized Road Trip with Kids

Of course! It would take a mom with three children to come up with the perfect backpack designed for road trips. Janet Cortes created Go Baggie after she was tired of traveling with her three young daughters and them always asking her for drawing material or a snack to eat…


Added by Audreyvp on August 13, 2011 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Springtime is Garden Time

The transition time between the frigid, wet winter (yes, it gets cold and wet in Southern California too!) and the heat of the summer is, by far, my favorite time of the year. Growing up on the East Coast, spring came in spits and spats with the crocus bulbs blooming through patches of snow and the first robin spotted on the front lawn that looked like it had not seen the sun for months. But once the snow was completely gone and people braved the outdoors wearing only a t-shirt (even though…


Added by Audreyvp on April 29, 2011 at 12:18pm — No Comments

My Life (and Death) with Laundry

By Kristin Fast, Lifestyle Editor and In-House Wit-Cracker

With the rare exception, I do a load or two of laundry everyday… every. Single. Day. We are a family of 5, with two of those five being teenage boys… (teenage boys will wear three shirts in one day, but the same pair of pants for a week) which I am sure makes it clearer why I am engaged in a…


Added by Audreyvp on March 18, 2011 at 4:41pm — No Comments

5 Love Languages

With Valentine’s Day around the corner and references to the celebration of love and romance to be seen everywhere, I thought that it was timely to finally read this book that has been – repeatedly – recommended over the years. Before I had my two youngest daughters, a girlfriend mentioned the “must read”…


Added by Audreyvp on January 28, 2011 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Gift Guide for the Little Kids

There is a plethora of gifts out there for the little ones (thank you Disney, Lego, Mattel and so on) and all of them have their place, but in case you are looking for the type of children’s gift that will be enjoyed well…


Added by Audreyvp on December 2, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments



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