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X is for X-MEN - #ReadingISFun

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When Broxton had "X week" at school, I could not figure out WHAT we would be able to send in for show and tell that day...Until we checked out his ever growing  library, and we both spotted his latest additions, Marvel X-Men!  These are perfect for those wanting to learn about X-Men... (like moms!) and awesome for kids that are learning to love these super heroes more and more!  
X-Men - An Origin Story Professor Charles Xavier has always been different.  Charles is a mutant, and possesses miraculous powers of mind control.  But Charles has a dream for humans and mutants to live together in peace.  And so he has formed the X-Men, an extraordinary band of men and women including Cyclops, Wolverine, and Storm, to rid t…

How Many Puddles Do You Know Of? PUDDLE PUG Review

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If you love pups... and even if you don't - I have a book that might make you change your mind!  Percy the Pug Puppy is just adorable and I am sure he is just like many dogs you know.... HE LOVES PUDDLES!    Puddle Pug by Kim Norman is a cute rhyming book that introduces you to all the different puddles that Percy enjoys playing in!
(You know, Foggy Puddles, Froggy Puddles, deeper-than-a-doggy puddles!)
As the book continues, we follow Percy as he tries to enjoy the puddles... but as much as he enjoys the puddles, something is missing as he needs /wants friends to enjoy the puddles with him!  We all know life is better when you share your happiness with others! Well, Percy finds the BEST PUDDLE OF ALL ---  a great BIG MUD …

Pirates Booty - Treats for All Occasions

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Having a kid in sports, you know you will have "snack duty" at some point or another if they are on any teams... It is always hard for me, as kids can be really honest in their likes and dislikes!  Not only that, but as a parent, you want to make sure that you are not just loading them full of sugary snacks.   Since Broxton was on baseball this year, I wanted to make sure to do something fun for the kids... I had a bunch of different trinkets through my blogging over the years and then it hit me... Why not see about working together with Pirate Booty again??   I was so happy when I got the email saying we would be working again... I knew Broxton enjoyed the yummy puffed corn baked with flavor, and I loved that it w…

Masik is Giving Away a 4 Night Stay - Enter Now!!!

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I was not paid for this post...  I worked with MASIK  in the past and really just wanted to share this contest with you...   Wouldn't it be a great summer vacation to win a 4 night stay at Turquoise Place Beach Resort???

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I'm Not Cute - Book Review #ReadingISFun

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Have you heard of the books featuring Baby Owl? I hate to admit it, but I had never heard of them (They started in 2005)  until now.... But I tell you, Jonathan Allen is pretty creative at showing a day in my life with Broxton... but with using a "cute" baby owl!  
In "I'm not CUTE!"  we meet baby owl that decides to go and explore the woods!  All of the animals see him and comment on him being cute -- but baby owl is not  fan... He is "a huge and scary hunting machine with great big soft and silent wings."   Grab the book to see what all happens, especially when he tells his mama about his unhappiness in their description of him!  LOVE IT!!!! To be honest, now that I have read this one, I real…

Spending Time with My Son- That's My #SoleStory

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Flip Flops / Sandals have not been my friend for pretty much my whole life.  I hate admitting that, but I never even had a pedicure until I was in my 20's.  I know, that is crazy... but being honest here.  I have a thing about feet.  I HATE THEM... and in hating them, I was not about to show mine to other people... Until I got the first pedicure... Then, I realized I love how my feet feel afterwards... Except the fact that I can only wear my sandals for like a day before my feet hurt and sneakers go back on...  
Oh, did I mention that I am flat footed like no other?  Yep, so whenever I wear sandals,after just a bit, I am over it... and back to sneakers since they offer support to my arches.   Imagine my excitement when I n…

I'm Going to Comic Con in #Atlanta - #WWATLCC #Giveaway

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As I have mentioned before, living in Atlanta is full of many great opportunities! In the years before Broxton, I always heard of the events - mostly after the fact, but either way, I was never able to go, since I was always working... But - now that we are able to go to things, I never really know what is going on that I want to go to the most... Seriously, it seems like there is ALWAYS a festival, convention, exhibit or SOMETHING going on SOMEWHERE and of course, I would love to do it all...  But, we all know that finances and time just don't allow for that.  So, we have to weigh things out and see what is most likely to be the most fun for us...

I saw that Atlanta Comic Con was headed our way, but I was not really su…

10 Things We Can Teach Our Children to Prevent Dog Bites

***  I was not compensated for this post.  With all the recent videos of dogs biting - there needs to be a bit of teaching from the adults in a kids life as well.  I thought this was a great list and I wanted to share.  

May 18-24 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)has great ways to help parents and their children understand how they can prevent dog bites, so you can help your kids - and dogs-stay safe and happy!

10 Things We Can Teach Our Children to Prevent Dog Bites
Avoid dogs you don't know. If you see an unknown dog wandering loose and unsupervised, avoid the dog.Ask before petting!  When the owner is with their dog, always ask the owner for permission to pet their pup. Even if it's a dog you know, asking first can help prevent sudden movements that may startle the dog.When confronted, don't panic. If a dog confronts you, walk confidently and quietly away. If a dog goes after you, stay calm and stand still, keeping …

Tooth and Claw - Book Review #ReadingISFun

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Just the other day, Broxton said "Mom, I love reading... It is so much fun!"  That right there, my friends... That right there --- MELTED this mama's heart!   Talk about music to my ears!!!!!
We have been so fortunate that we have been able to read and explore so many types of books and go on so many different adventures!  The latest book for us?  Tooth and Claw by Jim Arnosky.  To be honest, this is not a typical book I would have grabbed at the library, but we did learn so much about the animals inside!  
For example:  Did you know that a Jaguar is the largest cat in the Western Hemisphere?
Als0 - the name jaguar comes from a South American word that means "kills in a single bound."
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