There's Something about Sweetie by Sandhya Menon is a fun book to read about being happy about yourself and falling in love; it was like watching a movie. I like how the main character Sweetie stands up for herself without letting other people's perception of her body image take charge of how she felt about herself. Even when her mother was being over protective thinking being "fat" is a bad thing, Sweetie proved that she was healthy, happy, and was a good person. This book will be enjoyed by teens and adults.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
The Granny Square Book, Second Edition: Timeless Techniques and Fresh Ideas for Crocheting Square by Square has 100 Motifs and 25 All New Projects. Since first published in 2011, The Granny Square Book has instructed and inspired crocheters to make and create beautiful, stylish projects with these classic motifs.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Ah-Choo! a picture book for children by Lana Wayne Koehler and Gloria G. Adams, and illustrated by Ken Min is about a boy looking for a pet that will not make his sister sneeze. He goes through a list of animals from A to Z such as antelope, bobolink birds, cats and dogs to wolves and zebras and brings them home, to find out that each creature makes his sister go Ah-Choo! Children will enjoy reading what the boy does with the all the animals, and the pet he settles for, which does not make his sister sneeze.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Normal Norman is a hilarious heartwarming story written by Tara Lazar, and illustrated by S. Britt. I am excited that Normal Norman has made a blog tour stop at CreateWithMom! Little ones and adults alike will enjoy the bright illustrations of the silly scenes, and the inspiration to embrace our individuality.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
My family and I enjoy learning about wildlife, and we do this as a leisure activity during our eco-tourism to wildlife parks in Canada, and in different countries such as going to see elephants and turtles. We find watching documentaries and learning about wildlife from books such as this Wildlife of the World book is an extraordinary and a humbling experience for us. The unique habitats of the world that God has created are incredible and amazing, as every species has features that are specific to them, which they need for their survival.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Lego® Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles has arrived on DVD. This action packed release comes with four complete episodes, plus a bonus alternate ending. My children enjoyed the funny jokes in the episodes. My son enjoyed reading the LEGO Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles from DK, and inferencing from the movie to the book. This is an exciting book for children over six years.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Having fun, educational, colourful books in our home library is important to me because these encourage my children to explore topics and find their interests. My children enjoyed these books that open up lots of conversations, and teach them lessons, as well as general knowledge information such as about our environment. The colourful illustrations encourage children to be engaged and read it many times. I like that it awakens their natural curiosity to explore, and learn.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
We enjoyed reading The Peace and Love Train book written by Tyler Kincaid. The author wrote this book with the assistance of her 12-year-old granddaughter Kiley. She was inspired to write and publish this book because of her brother, who is developmentally disabled. I really like how this book encourages children, and reminds adults the importance of acceptance, patience and true humanity.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Dine, drink, converse, and indulge à la Française with this The Farm to Table French Phrasebook by French native, Victoria Mas. She shares her passion for French food with which, like all her compatriots, she’s had a romance since childhood. This comprehensive language guide for food lovers serves up the vital French expressions other books leave off the plate.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Being a parent is a blessing for both my husband and I. We did fear about how good we will be at “parenting” since our children didn't come with manuals :) Some of the situations we had to learn to deal with were, and are still challenging. I find as our children grow, and become independent the challenges too grow and how we deal with these become more important so we can keep having good relationships.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Oceanhouse Media has released the Little Critter Library for iPhone and iPad, which is their first subscription-based kids library product they have produced. Unlike the collection apps that contain only a limited handful of books per collection, Little Critter Library houses their entire catalogue of beloved Little Critter book apps, and this library will grow periodically as new books are released. This library is a wonderful way to experience Little Critter digital book apps on iOS.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The encyclopedia of Greeting Card, Tools and Techniques by Susan Pickering Rothamel is a valuable inspiring reference book for those who enjoy paper crafts. The book has definitions and descriptions of important greeting card terms, tools, materials, and techniques. In addition to techniques there are colourful photographs of greeting cards, step-by-step pictures of the techniques, quotes, sentiments, list of holidays around the world and more. This book has featured techniques by card makers, enthusiastic crafters, artists and designers.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
DK is hosting a boutique celebrating the first-ever release of the much-loved Eyewitness series of reference books for children in paperback. These books are wealth of knowledge. For over 25 years, DK's Eyewitness books have been the most trusted nonfiction series in classrooms, libraries, and homes around the world. These award-winning, iconic series of books get a fresh new look both inside and out.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Puberty is a time period that is full of emotions for both girls and boys. This is the time when the body changes drastically and coping with it is different for everyone, but being aware about the changes and learning to cope with it is important. Having healthy conversations with our children and keeping resources that we agree with, are important so our children don't feel lost or embarrassed. This is also the time when a child's self-esteem can get hurt, as a parent we need to have the proper resources and be there for them.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
I checked out this book A Compendium of Collective Nouns out of curiosity, as I find it is intriguing how collective nouns have come to be and are associated with things for example when we refer to accountants it is said, "a balance of accountants." It is fascinating to learn and use these during everyday conversations like saying, "an embarrassment of pandas" or saying "a parade of elephants". I enjoyed learning from and reading this book, which also gives graphic interpretations.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Quilling, also known as paper filigree is an addictive fun craft that I started a few years ago, and have enjoyed making cards, frames, used it in decorating notebooks, and more. Most of the time, when I do quilling I quill the paper into circle shapes and then make different shapes using my fingers.
Monday, May 5, 2014
April showers are ending and May-flowers are blooming, which excites my family and I, as we have been waiting for the weather to get warmer and soak up some sunshine and enjoy the warm outdoors. Many of you like us are probably waiting for the upcoming celebrations, the long weekend and the school holidays for the summer, which will be here before we know it :) Since I am missing the warmth of the sunshine with the cold rain and wind we are having these days, I decided my family and I need to taste something tropical to lift our moods up.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
I made this birthday card for my daughter by cutting the green Baroque swirls-square fold design in the center of this card using the Kirigami paper craft technique. I followed the instructions on the Creating Kirigami book by Carlos N. Molina to cut this intricate design. I have never heard of Kirigami before I saw this book, and was curious to find out what it is about, as I enjoy paper crafts.