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Returning Soon

It has been so long since I’ve really been present here. I do plan on returning soon. Not only with the book reviews but some mommy stuff as well. Mostly I have been working full time (3-4 days a week) and being a full time mom of an 11 year old and a 7 month old. I am almost always tired but I do miss doing this blog. I’m not sure when exactly I will be back to regular posts, most likely after the holidays, but it will be soon. Thanks for your continued interest. Now I will insert the picture of my cute little men.



Sorry everyone that I’ve been MIA for the last week. I will get a review up later today. The flu has been visiting our house and we had to give all of our attention to this oh, so wonderful guest. The review later today will be a first for me and a special guest review. 🙂 Ok, it will be from my child reviewing one of his books So come back later and hopefully everything will be back to normal soon!

Q&A a Day for Kids: A Three-Year Journal


by: Betsy Franco
Paperback Edition

Original Release Date: September 25, 2012

Length: 338 pages

Official Description:

A journal for parents and children ages roughly four to ten (although age range is flexible) to share the evolution of thoughts, feelings, and dreams over the years. Also great for kids who want to keep a time capsule of their own whimsical thoughts and serious ideas about the world.

Inspired by the previous bestselling Potter Style title, Q&A a Day, this journal is the perfect family keepsake. A question by children’s author Betsy Franco is featured for each day with only a few lines provided for a response, making this journal the ultimate no-fuss record keeper. Simply turn to today’s date and record your child’s answer. When you finish the year, move on to the next section. As the years go by you’ll notice how your child’s answers evolve, sometimes silly, sometimes precocious, but always interesting. The diary can be started on any day of the year and makes a terrific keepsake or gift for parents.

My Take:

My child is 9 years old, I realized this recently. He is 9. He is half way to adult hood. He was born yesterday, just yesterday it feels like. These 9 years have flown, the next 9 will be tomorrow and I want them to last a life time, because one day he’ll leave, grow up and start a family. I won’t see or talk to him everyday, so I want to hold on to memories.

This diary is something I saw originally on Pinterest and instantly bought it. It’s fantastic. We’ve only been doing it for a month, but my child insists that he will be exactly the same in 3 years. He enjoys answering the questions. Some are easier than others, some are silly, some show character. For example, “What snack does someone else have that you wish you did?” “If you could help kids in another country what would you do?” I’m paraphrasing from memory but these are questions that pinpoint what your kiddo is thinking in any given moment. Likes, dislikes, hopes, there are no wrong answers, there is only acceptance to his feelings. You come home from school or daycare or from a hard day of play and your child gets to express a part of himself. Answering a different question everyday for 3 years. A memento of his growth, something to hold on to. I’m feeling all sad because one day he’ll be an adult, and I know I’ll be grateful for this memento, plus his children will love seeing it one day.

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Today I am taking a small little break. Why, you may ask. Well, it’s not just because it is St. Patrick’s Day, it is my birthday. I’m not going to tell you which one though. Let’s just say I’m getting on up there. Nothing much is going on for this birthday, the excitement of youth has worn off, and I just keep ticking away as the numbers increase.

I worked today, one of the first times I’ve done that in my years. I never went to school on my birthday as a kid, not because my parents pulled me out, but because it always fell on spring break. So, my plan for my son’s birthday, last month, was to let him have a skip day, but luckily the ‘ice storm’ took care of it for us and closed down school! So no unexcused absences.

My big event today was… I got my 6th and biggest tattoo. I wanted a Harry Potter tattoo, because I’m just that nerdy, but I’m just no good with coming of with creative and new ideas. I took to Pinterest showed the guy what I wanted and it turned out better than I’d hoped. So everyone have a happy holiday, don’t drink and drive. I leave you with a picture of my leg. 🙂