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Vivian Kirkfield
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How can parents reduce stress during the holidays?

Started Nov 6, 2011 0 Replies

Life is stressful...and even more so during the holidays.  Finding the time to get everything done and the money to do it can be overwhelming. I just did a blog post that gives several easy fixes to…Continue

Is Kindergarten the New First Grade?

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Image via WikipediaThey say you can’t go back.What do you think?I remember walking into P.S. 199 as a student…Continue

Tags: Book Sale, Book Blog Tour for Max the Dog, Book Fair and Book Signing, giveaway, kindergartens

Book Fair & Book Signing and so much more!!!!

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Image via WikipediaI've got a bunch of stuff to share:Info on Vitamin CInfo on an upcoming BOOK FAIR AND BOOK SIGNING THIS SUNDAY,…Continue

The Grandma Chronicles: Curtains for Dinner

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On my wordpress blog, Positive Parental Participation, I was going to do a post about my grandmother...a very special lady in…Continue

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Mom of 3 (all grown with children of their own), educator, parenting speaker and author of SHOW ME HOW! BUILD YOUR CHILD'S SELF-ESTEEM THROUGH READING, CRAFTING AND COOKING and 5 upcoming picture books: PIPPA'S PASSOVER PLATE (Holiday House, Feb 2019); FOUR OTTERS TOBOGGAN: AN ANIMAL COUNTING BOOK Pomegranate, March 2019); SWEET DREAMS, SARAH (Creston, May 2019); MAKING THEIR VOICES HEARD: THE INSPIRING FRIENDSHIP OF ELLA FITZGERALD AND MARILYN MONROE (Little Bee, Spring 2020); and FROM HERE TO THERE: INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD MOVES (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Spring 2020) I'm embarking on a trip I've always dreamed about Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and Italy and will be speaking at writer's conferences and hopefully, parenting groups all over the world.
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I blog about the importance of reading with children and post Perfect Picture Book reviews every Friday and author/illustrator interviews on Saturday with posts about the ups and downs of parenting and the occasional skydive.
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Summer of 2010

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#PPBF - Peter Panda Melts Down - Book Review, Craft and Helpful Tips on Temper Tantrums

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 11:08pm 0 Comments

Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday – I review a picture book, provide a simple fun craft you can do with your kids and then I link up with dozens of other writers, moms, librarians and other lovers of picture books on Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog.


I recently connected with the author of today’s selection…Artie Bennett is super funny and super…


#PPBF - Millie Fierce Sleeps Out

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 12:38am 0 Comments

Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday – I review a picture book, provide a simple fun craft you can do with your kids and then I link up with dozens of other writers, moms, librarians and other lovers of picture books on Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog.

I enjoy reading the classic picture books that I grew up with – but I also love finding brand-new ones that will be classics one day. So…


#PPBF - Edmund Pickle Chin - A Rescue Donkey Story: Blog Tour and Giveaway

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 5:53pm 0 Comments

Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is also the third stop on the blog tour of EDMUND PICKLE CHIN – A DONKEY RESCUE STORY, written by Clara Bowman-Jahn and Susan April Elwood.

I’m honored that I get to review this wonderful brand-new picture book. Please make sure you scroll down to the end of the post – there are special prizes being offered if you visit and comment at all of the stops on the tour and you’ll also find a fun donkey craft for…


Picture Book Review and Activity: Chick-O-Saurus Rex

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 3:01am 0 Comments

Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday. I haven’t been blogging recently because of our up-coming move…but I just had to share this very special book with all of you.

With the start of the new school year, many parents and children will be coping with a problem that has been around for a long time – bullying. I’m joining a special blog book tour to raise…


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At 8:11pm on June 20, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)

Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help

At 9:34pm on February 1, 2011, lucia mommie said…

I love to help you to create security for your children, I have a plan, send me a message, we'll talk.

At 1:14pm on January 20, 2011, Renee Hand said…

I have visited your site and have subscribed. I couldn't find the follow button. Lots of great info. I posted a comment. Thanks!


At 10:57am on January 20, 2011, Renee Hand said…

Welcome to the group. If you would like to follow my blog I will do the same as well. Please check it out at

Good luck to you!


At 10:26pm on January 19, 2011, One Simple Bliss said…

From one new member to another, welcome to MBC! :)



At 5:18pm on January 17, 2011, Cynthia Anchondo said…
Hi, I really like your blog and am now following it.
At 10:28am on January 17, 2011, Cinderella Of Boston said…

Thank You Comments and Graphics for MySpace, Tagged, Facebook
Thank you for the friendship.

At 7:17pm on January 16, 2011, Ella Johnson said…
Thanks Vivan for the friend request
At 3:42pm on January 15, 2011, Cynthia Helwig said…
Hi there and welcome from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time. Don't be too overwhelmed by MBC. The ladies are awesome here and sooo embracing. Hope you enjoy your stay :)
At 3:05pm on January 15, 2011, Cinderella Of Boston said…
Welcome and Hi.  Time is precious to us all, I know and this may seem so overwhelming with everyone vying for your attention.  Hope your stay here is awesome.  But, if you're a petite woman 5'4" and under & would love to read great articles about the best things that come in small packages  ~ come on over for a visit and stay a spell ... we'd love to have you.

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