Muddy Monkeys

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Book Nook: The Busy Little Squirrel; Never Trust a Tiger

I have always been a bookworm. But now that I have kids, I spend more time reading with them than I do for myself. This week, the books we enjoyed include:

1. The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri
2.  Never Trust a Tiger: A Story from Korea (Animal Stories)retold by Lari Don, illustrated by Melanie Williamson

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Schooled By Your Kid at Video Games? You’re Not Alone

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You can avoid playing video games in your house all you want. But once your kid enters kindergarten, forget about it! They suddenly come home talking about Sponge Bob, Ninjas, boogers, butts and video games.

All men seem to have visions of helping our little guy learn his first video game. That will last about five minutes and then your son will take over. Now my husband is regularly schooled by my six year old in the ways of the force. Continue reading


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Graco Recall: How Did We Ever Live to Adulthood?

Graco Classic Highchair Recalled

Graco Classic Highchair Recalled (Photo credit: USCPSC)

Graco is recalling its classic wood highchairs after parents reported their children fell from the chairs. Almost 90,00 chairs are being recalled. Now go ask your parents how many products were recalled while you were a child. Bet they couldn’t name a single product. Thanks, Mom. It’s a wonder we actually survived to adulthood. Continue reading


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40 Fabulous Family-Friendly Children Halloween Picture Books

Looking for a family-friendly Halloween story that won’t scare the absolutely bejesus out of your kid? Here are 40 delightful stories sure to tickle and entrance your elementary-school children.

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