Category: What This Mom Is Reading

When I’m not reading The Berenstain Bears for the 800’th time in a row, or rhyming my way through the night with Dr. Seuss, I try to sneak in some “Mommy” reading. I have an eclectic taste of genres, depending on my current mood, so you never know what will show up on my bookshelf!

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Book:: Choose Healthy Live Happy

I had the honor of reviewing a fellow mom’s newly published book – Choose Healthy Live Happy: Take Your Family From Sick and Surviving to Healthy and Thriving – and I couldn’t put it down. For those of you who know my Mojitos & Munchkins family personally, you know that “Sick and surviving” is the perfect way to describe our clan over the past several years. We came to accept it for what it was and used the excuses of “we have young kids in daycare, so…..” and “everyone else is sick too, it’s just the season,” before we realized...

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It’s OK for Kids to Cry and Express Their Emotions

 Dealing with Feelings Brings Kids to a Healthy Place! When you woke up today, you probably didn’t know you would stumble on a fun and refreshing way to teach your children timeless life lessons – like how to identify and channel their emotions in a responsible and constructive way! Well…. SURPRISE! Mojitos & Munchkins has teamed up with amazing author, Colleen Aynn, and is excited to promote her new book that is on the market as of…. TODAY! In her uplifting new children’s book, Sad Sally, author Colleen Aynn uses graceful rhymes and illustrations to teach children it’s Ok to...

Until I Say Good-Bye: A Book About Living 0

Until I Say Good-Bye: A Book About Living

Until I Say Good-Bye: A Book About Living is a book full of writing genius and emotion. Written by a wordsmith and a superbly strong woman by the name of Susan Spencer-Wendel, this is an easy read that will leave you empowered to do more with the time you have been given on earth. After struggling to come to terms with the reality of her ALS diagnosis, this young mother of 3 decides to embrace life and live out her remaining year filled with joy. Through the remarkable trips, astounding friendships, and amazing memories created in her final year of life, Susan...

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Angel Catcher: A Journal of Loss and Remembrance

Of all of the amazing gifts, tributes, hugs, and messages that I received following the death of my mom, this phenomenal journal has been an absolute Godsend.  A friend gave this to me to help me process my feelings and memorialize my thoughts. My journal writing is typically accompanied by caffeine or wine…. A breakfast pastry or a cupcake… A coffee shop or a wine bar.  I consider my journaling time as my “away time with my mom.”  I also consider my journaling time as my own person sanity restoration project.  This book has the perfect mix of quotes and...

Two Kisses for Maddie by Matthew Logelin 0

Two Kisses for Maddie by Matthew Logelin

  Short Version:  LOVE!!!!!!!! Long(er) Version:  This book was so beautifully written; a mixture of angst, devastation, and love. The first few chapters were taken straight from my journal – A story of a hard fought pregnancy filled with extreme morning sickness, months of bed rest, and fear of the unknown.  I felt an instant connection with the story and couldn’t wait to read more.  Throughout the rest of the book, the author focuses on his journey of grief and the inspiration of his beautiful daughter.  He is a true testament of the importance of putting one foot in front...

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Bossypants by Tina Fey

HA!  I am laughing just thinking about this book!  I am only 2 days into my new audio book tape, Bossypants by Tina Fey, but I am LOVING it!  Tina Fey is one awesomely funny woman… I’ve barely noticed the snow-covered windshield and polar vortex-y weather conditions as I travel my morning commute with this great read! Her writing prowess shows intelligence, feminist power, humility, and HILARIOUS antics!!  From what I have heard thus far, I highly suggest this book!!    Updated on 02.14.2014  I URGE you to get your own copy!  Everyone RUN to your nearest Barnes & Noble,...

Setting Limits with your Strong-Willed Child by Robert Mackenzie 2

Setting Limits with your Strong-Willed Child by Robert Mackenzie

Oh, how I remember the good ol’ days where I could leisurely thumb through a US Weekly or get caught up with the Hollywood gossip by reading People. GONE ARE THE DAYS. Thanks to my two bossy opinionated beautiful children, this is the book I just received in the mail today!  Thank you Amazon… Good luck to me!! Has anyone read this book?  What are your thoughts?  Did it help you as a parent?  Is it worth the read??  I can’t wait to hear your reviews.

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