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The Mystery of Alan Norman McBride – My First Novel – Win it!

I started writing when I was a child. I remember at an early age, loading my mother's electric typewriter with paper and typing out story after story. These were stories about princesses losing hats, impossible children, adventures of animals, and whatever else happened to float into my brain at the moment.One day, my mom bought [...]

By | 2014-04-06T01:45:32+00:00 June 12th, 2013|Books, Giveaways, Novel, The Mystery of Alan Norman McBride|Comments Off on The Mystery of Alan Norman McBride – My First Novel – Win it!

Big Daddy’s Rules – Steve Schirripa Makes Me Laugh

When I first read the title of Steve's Schirripa's book, Big Daddy's Rules, I have to admit, I was hesitant to read it. Being a strong maternal figure myself, my immediate reaction was, uh oh, am I going to like this book? But then I opened it, and began reading and before I knew it, I was [...]

By | 2014-04-06T01:45:43+00:00 May 15th, 2013|Books, Giveaways|Comments Off on Big Daddy’s Rules – Steve Schirripa Makes Me Laugh

This Won’t Hurt a Bit (And Other White Lies), A Review and a Giveaway!

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to interview Michelle Au, MD and author of This Won't Hurt a Bit (And Other White Lies). The book is a candid memoir of Au's medical training and entrance into motherhood. She recounts her trials and tribulations as a medical student, a pediatrics resident, an anesthesiology [...]

By | 2014-04-06T01:48:47+00:00 May 29th, 2011|Books, Giveaways, Michelle Au, Reviews|Comments Off on This Won’t Hurt a Bit (And Other White Lies), A Review and a Giveaway!

The Familiars- A Magical Children’s Book

I have so many internet friends and I love them all. I recently joined Twitter, and found that "The Familiars" were following me. If you don't know about Twitter, this just means that "The Familiars" are aware of when I've written a new blog post or when I have something fantastic to report about my [...]

By | 2014-04-06T12:58:43+00:00 February 24th, 2010|Books, Interviews|Comments Off on The Familiars- A Magical Children’s Book

The Warm Fuzzy Tale- A Childhood Favorite

When I was a child my mom used to read me "The Warm Fuzzy Tale."This book is a story about being kind to others. It was written by Claude Steiner, a clinical psychologist to teach children about being kind to others. The way in which this is illustrated in the book is that people give [...]

By | 2014-04-06T12:43:47+00:00 December 31st, 2009|Books|Comments Off on The Warm Fuzzy Tale- A Childhood Favorite

Mom and Other Electronically Inspired Words!

I have waited 18 long months to hear this word, and the day has finally come. So here it is folks, my son said...."mom mom!" Though it is a little bit creepy, as it speaks in a strange robotic voice, this book did inspire my child to speak more. I remember months ago, My friend [...]

By | 2014-04-06T02:08:58+00:00 November 25th, 2009|Books|Comments Off on Mom and Other Electronically Inspired Words!

“Pat The Bunny” : A Classic Book Lives On

"Pat the Bunny" has been in print for over 60 years. See info here. I have vivid memories of my mom reading it to me when I was a child. The "Pat the Bunny" tradition has continued as my brother and sister in-law gave me a copy for my 30th birthday present. The card attached [...]

By | 2014-04-06T02:08:59+00:00 November 22nd, 2009|Books, Videos|Comments Off on “Pat The Bunny” : A Classic Book Lives On