Seven years, two states, and two kidlets later…

…and here we are! Today, instead of amusing you with witticisms and my maternal hilarity, I’d like to make a quick tribute to my absolute BFF and favorite (only…) partner in this thing we call life. I won’t gush and mush about how dashing he is or how he unloads a dishwasher like a pro,…

The Shady Saga of Mama Monkey

Mama Monkey is the single (?) mother of juvenile quintuplet simians, more commonly known to the literary world as “The Five Little Monkeys.” And who, according to my in-depth research and with the addition of common sense, can be described only as a hot mess.

ABC, it’s easy as 123

Since we have the letter-learnin’ down, the book had better be freakin’ entertaining for Mama, or it’s getting tossed into the “return to the library” pile quickly.

Yours, Mine, and Ours: The Top Three Lists

I have a love-hate relationship with early-reader books. Here’s the love: George loves them. I don’t get it. It must be the artwork? Here’s the hate: The sentences are short, words simple, and stories mundane. In other words, they’re booooring. Side Note: I have a personal issue with very young children’s books being incorrectly marketed…

Books to make you move: Interactive Children’s Books

I’m sure it’s difficult to believe, but my almost-3-year-old, George, loves to be silly. I think I call him “goober” and “silly goose” more often than his actual name. Give him a few fruit snacks or a sip of chocolate milk, and he’s bouncing and rolling like a stuntman practicing parkour. And so, when I…

Yours, Mine, and Ours: The Top Three List

It didn’t take long for me to realize that my tastes don’t always align with my son’s. Thankfully, I’m bigger than him, so Mama don’t answer to nobody. However, when it comes to books, I try to appease the little bugger, even when I find myself reading the same freakin’ book over and over and……

What Mama Reads: Alex & Eliza

I know absolutely nothing about Hamilton the Broadway musical, and I know even less about Alexander Hamilton himself. But, because I like to be “in the know” enough to toss in my two cents during small talk, I thought this book looked interesting enough.

Kid Lit Review: ‘LMNO Pea-quel’ by Keith Baker

“How did you get him to learn the alphabet?” I have the blessing and curse of having a tiny boy who loves, loves, LOVES the alphabet. We were thrilled when he could identify any letter at 18-months, and it’s been fun to watch him grow. To be honest, however, I didn’t expect the obsession to…