Karmen Sense Adventures – Common Sense Living Fun Book for Kids #books #children #spon

gift guide sponsorsToday I get to share a cute kids book to add to your holiday gift giving list, Karmen Sense Adventures.

Karmen Sense

Give the gift of opening discussions in a fun way about table manners, personal hygiene, sending thank you notes, and wearing sunscreen with your kids with Karmen Sense Adventures. This 30 page book is a great book to enjoy with your children. This really is just a simple yet cute book for your children, perfect for that end of night story with the kids. Every night my son’s and I sit down on the carpet in their bedroom and read together. Now that my seven year old is happy to read along with me, I have been sharing reading the bedtime story with him. We take turns reading 1-2 pages each, just like I did with his older sister when she was younger.

Karmen Sense Adventures teaches such wonderful, yet simple skills in life but with a fun story twist which keeps your children engaged and wanting you to turn the page. Colorful pages that are illustrated by Rey Reyes, this book is written by Dana Myers Roberge. With a suggested retail price of $11.99 you can get your copy over at Amazon.com today just in time to pack up for placement under the tree this holiday season!

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Saturday Giveaway Link Up – List Giveaways & Enter Giveaways

Happy Saturday my friends! There are no children this weekend so I am either 1) catching up on sleep or 2) organizing, unpacking and trying to clear the door to the backyard finally after being here since first part of July. Hope you enjoy the day!

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Gelarti Back to School Art Craft Fun Package Valued Approx $50 – Ends 12am Eastern Time 9/17

David Shannon’s 3 Children’s Book to include his newest one Bugs in my Hair – Ends 12am Eastern Time 9/18

Monopoly Empire Board Game – Ends 12am Eastern Time 9/17

Most of you have come every week to list your giveaways so you should know the deal, but in case you are a new to the listing of giveaways game please enter your giveaway to include the below information – –

Name of Blog – Giveaway Item – End Date

Then choose the direct URL to place within the URL area of Mister Linky below. DO NOT link to your home page!




Creative Way to Get Fussy Eaters to Try Food

I admit I have one picky eater, he is my youngest. Yes K refuses to try anything new, eat things he “thinks” he doesn’t like and will go to bed without dinner over having to try anything new. My three year old son is easily satisfied during breakfast or lunch because those are sort of “by the fly” meals, meaning kids have their own choice for the most part, but dinner on the other hand can be a challenge.

I mentioned that my five year old now has  a town library card and well this is a book he picked out as one of his first two books taken out of the town library, I will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato.  When checking this book out of the library I was told that this book was very creative and such a great concept. Once I dove into reading I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato I realized how correct Miss Janice, the children’s librarian & long time family friend, was … this book rocks!

If you are like me, with a picky eater, then I really highly recommend you check your local library or purchase this book for your children’s book shelf. I am totally attempting some of the techniques and creative ways with food at my dinner table with the three year old stubborn boy, Mister K.

What are some creative ways you were able to get your children more interested in eating new foods?

Madeline and Her Friends DVD June 7, 2011

Get ready for more adventures with the adorable Madeline! Available now as it was released on June 7, 2011 on DVD is Madeline and Her Friends. Shout Factory! is the one who released this and has it up for a suggested retail price of $12.99.

Join Madeline, the smallest of 12 little girls in Miss Clavel’s class, and her best friend – her loyal dog Genevieve – as they take the fun to town with six adventures inspired by Ludwig Bemelmans’ best-selling children’s books!

Check out this cute clip:

This DVD contains six animated episodes, all making their DVD debut: Madeline and the Soccer Star, Madeline’s Singing Dog, Madeline and the Missing Clown, Madeline and the Talking Parrott, Madeline and the Big Cheese, and Madeline’s Rescue the DVD is perfect for the whole family!

Purchase Madeline and Friends on Amazon.com or Shout Factory!

Disclosure: I received this DVD for free, however, my family really loves Madeline’s adventures and because of this I decided to share the DVD release info with you.

CLOSED Cheerios New Author Contest Giveaway

Do you have a story in your head just waiting to get out? I have plenty of them, especially children book ideas! In 2009  Laurie Isop, of Renton, Wash., mother of two boys and aspiring author won the literary lottery when she was named Grand Prize Winner of the 2009 Cheerios New Author Contest. This spring, Laurie’s book How Do You Hug a Porcupine? will be featured in more than three million specially-marked boxes of Cheerios and will also be available in bookstores nationwide beginning this July.

Through its annual New Author Contest,  Cheerios® cereal will make dreams  a reality for one aspiring children’s book author. One Grand Prize Winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a possible publishing deal with Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, in addition to having his or her book featured inside Cheerios cereal boxes nationwide.

My Daughter's Project

My family received a little package from MyBlogSpark where we got to create our own little hardbook stories and my children chose to write books for their father’s on their birthday. You see, my daughter’s father has a birthday in April and my sons’ father also has a birthday in April. The children sat down and worked so hard on their books, I wish I had more pictures of what my daughter did because she was so detailed and wrote a basic story about her father and why he is so great!

The Boys Project

Founded on the belief that reading is a key building block for learning and life, the Cheerios New Author Contest encourages ambitious authors to write and submit an original story, in either English or Spanish, suitable for children ages three to eight. The contest, which is an extension of the Spoonfuls of Stories program, is part of the brand’s ongoing commitment to nurturing the whole child and connecting families by fostering a shared love of reading.

Those who want to follow in Laurie’s footsteps and think they have the “write” stuff can visit www.spoonfulsofstoriescontest.com from March 22 through July 15, 2011 to find out more.

WIN THIS PRIZE PACKAGE SHOWN IN PICTURE ….

One winner will be chosen using Random.org

Winner announced live on site within a blog post

Giveaway Ends at 11:59pm EST on May 7,2011

Open to US

How to enter? Answer me these questions in a comment below, feel free to answer one or both, but if you answer both questions please leave separate comments to count as TWO entries:


If you were to write a children’s book, what would it be about?

What makes a children’s book timeless?


Disclosure: Cheerios provided me with the free product, information, and giveaway through MyBlogSpark.

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