Izzy & Oscar ~ GIVEAWAY!

Have you ever thought about having an octopus for a pet? I can say quite honestly that I’ve never wished for an octopus for a pet in the past…but we’ve been enjoying an adorable story book in our home recently that makes having an octopus for a pet sound like it just might be fun! 😉

Izzy & Oscar by Allison Estes and Dan Stark is a fabulous, imaginative little story that will quickly capture the hearts of you and your children. Pretend pirate captain Izzy is looking for a pet when she discovers an adventurous little octopus named Oscar.

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Curious Critters Marine

Animals and wildlife are something that seems to intrigue children (and even us grown-ups!) The world of animals is so unique, fun and diverse. There is so much to learn and discover! Our children especially enjoy learning about some of the “stranger” animals or about some of the really special and unique things that certain […]

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Magical Science for Kids! ~ GIVEAWAY!

If you ask any of our children what their favorite subject is, they will likely say SCIENCE! And if you ask them what their favorite part of science is, it will always be the experiments. There’s no doubt in any of our minds that experiments are a great hands-on way for kids to learn new ideas and concepts. Even our 3 year old loves to get right in there and be a part of our experiments and I love watching her learn and explore already at such a young age.

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Create a Book With Blurb

Like many great companies before it, Blurb was actually started by accident. In the early 2000s, Eileen Gittins, Blurbs’ Founder, rekindled a passion for photography while trying to figure out her next career gig.

She wanted to compile her photos into a nice coffee table photo book, but she only wanted to print a handful of copies. The conundrum was that every publisher was quoting her hundreds of dollars for each book! She found this curious – and frustrating. So she asked herself, are there other people like me who want to affordably create their own high-quality book from their photos? The answer, of course, was yes, and it changed her life – and book publishing – forever.

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DK Discovery Day ~ Nighttime Animals ~ GIVEAWAY!

This is a fun little ready from DK Canada…one that is great for young readers! Nighttime Animals is a pre-level reader that is filled with fun images and facts about the world of nocturnal creatures.

This book introduced our kids (and even myself!) to some new and really interesting nighttime animals that we’d never heard of or had the opportunity to read about before. This reader is filled with interesting and exciting facts and stories that quickly captivated the youngsters in our home.

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Welcome!

You may have noticed that things have been a little quieter around here than usual for the past week…well, as you can see…things have been happening – but behind the scenes! Thanks to Dinosaur Stew we’ve moved over to WordPress AND we’ve got a brand new look and design! It’s all pretty exciting stuff for […]

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Get Ready to Swim with Limeapple!

I can’t help it. As the weather warms up and the snow disappears (it’s nearly all gone! 🙂 ) I find myself making plans for the summer. You know…beach plans, swimming lesson plans and all sorts of other plans for fun summer activities that we want to do together as a family this year! The list is pretty long…but it just goes to show how much we are looking forward to the hot summer weather.

As our kids have gotten a little older, our pool time and swimming time seems to be increasing every year…and I’m thrilled about that! Swimming is a very important skill for kids to learn, so I’m all for spending more time at the pool practicing skills and learning how to swim well. However, I am NOT a fan of the pool change rooms…at all.

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The Love Of Reading ~ GIVEAWAY!

Reading is something that we’ve always encouraged in our children. We’ve read to them (and still do read to them) from the time they were young, and now it’s so neat to see our oldest two branching out and becoming kids who love to read on their own. I just love seeing our kids get excited about going to the library, or about a bag full of ‘new’ books from the library – you should see them tear into a bag of new books after a trip to the local library! 😉

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DK Discovery Day ~ My First Colors ~ GIVEAWAY!

Colors are one of the first things that young children learn when it comes to “school-ish” topics. Right now we’ve got a little 2 year old who is learning her colors, and it’s always so fun to watch them learn, discover and delightfully share their new-found knowledge of colors with everyone around them. The My First books from DK Canada are one of our favorite ways to introduce colors in a fun, simple way. These books have recently been refreshed and redone and are newly released with updated photography and a fresh, new design.

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Easter at Hallmark!!

It’s hard to believe it’s nearly Easter! It was feeling spring-ier last week, but this week we had snow again (ugh!) and it sort of makes you forget that Easter is nearly here too! The Easter crafts started coming home from nursery school this week and it was a good reminder though. Hallmark does their […]

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