Monday, December 11, 2017

Mon. Dec 11 - #AMonthofFaves [The Blogger Love Edition] - Recommend some bloggers and for us to check out and tell us what you like about each blog, e.g. bookish, food, fashion, travel, lifestyle, money, mom blogs, productivity etc.

Bloggers you should check out!

Karen -For What It's Worth
Julie-PB Fingers
Christina-Confessions of a Book Addict

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Fall Bingo Wrap Up

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Hi Everyone!

Just stopping by to report that I finished 10 books on this card! :) I am happy with that progress as their were some challenging categories!

How did you do?

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Hi Everyone!

Letting you know about an event: #DecemberBookBinge because it sounds like fun! This event is being hosted by Estella's Revenge.

Want to join the binge? I hope you will. Set a goal, maybe even an arbitrary one, and enjoy your reading. No pressure, just community reading fun.

My goal:
Finish out my goodreads challenge!

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Friday, December 8, 2017

 Fri. | Dec. 8 – 3 Popular Books Worth the Hype #AMonthofFaves– and/or Not Worth the Hype

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Be The Parent, Please

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Summary from Goodreads: 

 “Be the Parent, Please is one of the most thought-provoking and jarring books I’ve read in a long time. When I finished the book, I literally thought to myself, ‘I wish I’d read this ten years ago!’ Engagingly written and filled with fascinating studies, this important book should be a conversation changer.” —Amy Chua, Yale Law professor and author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and The Triple Package

Be the Parent, Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat: Strategies for Solving the Real Parenting Problems
By Naomi Schaefer Riley
Published by Templeton Press
Hardcover: 192 pages
January 8, 2018; $24.95US; 9781599474823

Toddlers on tablets. Pre-teens on Tumblr. Thanks to a variety of factors—from tech companies hungry for new audiences, to school administrations bent on making education digital, to a culture that promotes everyone as the star of their own reality shows—technology is irrevocably a part of childhood, and parents are struggling to keep up. What should be allowed? What should be denied? And, given the ubiquity of technology and its inherent usefulness, what do sensible boundaries even look like?

A noted columnist and mother of three, Naomi Schaefer Riley fully understands the seductive nature of screens. For example, an after­noon of finger painting equals enormous cleanup of both house and hands. But an afternoon of iPad games? Just a swipe and a charger. Or what about car rides around town? Always having toys and books on hand isn’t a given, but your game-loaded smart phone is.

Riley draws us into her story and then walks us through the research on technology’s encroachment into each stage of childhood. She then offers "tough mommy tips": realistic, practical, applicable advice for parents who recognize that unlimited technology access is a problem, but who don’t know where to start in taking back control. These tips cover everything from placating an antsy toddler at your local favorite restaurant to best practices for keeping your teens safe from unsavory sites.

Any parent knows the effects of screens on their distracted, cranky, sedentary, and incessantly anxious-about-what-might-be-going-on-without-them kids. Naomi Schaefer Riley brings her experience, research, and no-nonsense candor to help parents prevent the children from falling under the destructive spell of technology.

Naomi Schaefer Riley is a weekly columnist for the New York Post and a former Wall Street Journal editor and writer whose work focuses on higher education, religion, philanthropy and culture. She is the author of six books, her most recent titled, The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians, (Encounter, 2016). Her book, ’Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage is Transforming America (Oxford, 2013), was named an editor’s pick by the New York Times Book Review. For more information, please visit http://www.naomiriley.com/
Personal Review:In full disclosure, I am not a parent. When I was offered this book I picked it up because I am an Aunt. I have family members who are trying to make sense of what is too much screen time and what does that mean for their kids. I thought maybe their would be some insights in this book that helped to enlighten that.

This book was certainly full of information. It talked about the challenge of dealing with kids sometimes and the desire to passify them (of sorts) with technology. I cannot speak to that experience directly, but I can see where that can be the case.

I found the book informative. Thank you for the opportunity.

 Disclaimer: I was awarded this book. Though I did not pay for the book, the opinions are strictly my own.
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wed. | Dec. 6 – This Is How We Blog #AMonthofFaves – Essential Computer Programs, Browser Plugins, Websites and / or your blogging routine, blogs on blogging that you follow, blog tips you learned and used this year

For me...
I use blogger and blogspot. I have thought about switching over to Word Press, but have not made the transition. I would love to have my own domain, but I just not have had the chance to do all of that.

For blog tips...just do what comes to you! Your blog is your own :)

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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