Filed under: Baby Gift Ideas, Book Review | Tags: age appropriate books, baby books, educational videos, little one books, music for babies, music for children, reading to babies, reading with children, selecting books for children, top baby books, videos for children
Little One Books, based out of Seattle, WA offers a unique shopping experience for parents. Two grandparents, very passionate about reading, started this company to provide parents with the best in children’s books, music and videos. All products have been personally reviewed and hand selected based on their ability to benefit children from birth through age five. Basically, they do the research so you can spend more time enjoying your little one.
The site allows you to Shop by Age: Birth – 12 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years and 5 years as well ad Shop by Product: Books, Music and Video. Everything on littleonebooks.com has been personally reviewed and you will find detailed information on why they prefer a particular product in the “Why We Chose” section of each product page.
Let’s face it, searching for books that are age appropriate is quite a daunting task… I generally guess and pick out one with great illustrations! Now you have a source that does all of this for you. There is so much material out there today, this website helps to alleviate a little time and stress! Check it out today!
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Here are my Top 5 reasons why you can sit back and relax a bit… the kids are gonna be OK, no matter what the MIL says:
- Sooner than later, your little one is going to realize Sponge Bob Square Pants is not marriage material. (I promise, they’ll grow out of it!)
- Half of our parents drank and smoked when they were pregnant with us and we’re still good to go!
- Your toddler isn’t going to remember (or understand) you having a little road rage with a choice word or two for getting cut off on the highway last week.
- I’m sure there are some nutrients in a McDonald’s happy meal.
- Their last name isn’t Gosselin.
BONUS: Cuz’ you’re the “World’s Greatest Mom!” You even have the coffee mug that says so!
For those of you with an iPhone, you are in luck… My Baby Einstein is now available on http://www.itunes.com for $4. Perfect for those times when you are out and about and forgot all the toys to keep the little one entertained. Whether you’re waiting in line at the grocery store or trying to enjoy a glass of wine with a girlfriend you haven’t seen in a while―you can use it this app to play classical music, or for them to look at photos of animals or different works of art and more. Added bonus: you can also document your memories in a digital scrapbook of photos, videos and sound clips.
I’m thinking this would have been perfect for me last night when we were out for dinner…
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In 18 years, the cost of college tuition for 4 years will be an estimated $105,000! I don’t know about you, but that makes me think long and hard about how many kids I want to have! Good think Parents.com is thinking about us.
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Filed under: Baby Gift Ideas, Book Review | Tags: amazon, barnes and noble, borders.com, celebrity parenting book, funny parenting book, gift idea for new dad, jay mohr, No wonder my parents drank, parenting book
No Wonder My Parents Drank: Tales from a Stand-Up Dad by comedian/actor Jay Mohr gives you the down and dirty tales of modern fatherhood. Sharing his stories of being a first-time parent, Mohr talks about his humiliating test-tube conception attempts and then turns it into the trauma of having to keep his child alive―only to have to spend alone time with him once he is home from the hospital! He makes dirty diapers sound poetic and gives interesting theories on spanking.
Mohr knows how to be funny, but was as clueless as can be when it came to parenthood: “one of the shitty parts” of parenthood is that “there aren’t any do-overs. You learn on the fly and do the best you can.” Even in his humorous tales, he makes it blatantly obvious that he has loved every minute of being a dad and his son Jackson means everything to him. Between what he calls the hidden advantages of parenthood, aka the carpool lane and getting to use the ladies restroom, Mohr describes in hilarious detail the crazy situation parents face but can never prepare for.
Not all milk and cookies, Mohr does seem to touch on more “unhappy” topics like his attempt to have a child with his second wife (actress Nikki Cox), but makes the problem seem light when he equates it to his “lousy swimmers.” Even during the serious parts, the actor/comedian stays honest and engaging: “As he grows, my heart sinks. The less he needs me, the more I need him.”
If you are not one for blunt humor and four-letter-words your little one would need earmuffs for, you might want to pass this one up. But if you can laugh along with the rest of us and aren’t a “by-the-book” parent, this book is perfect for you. I highly recommend it for first time dads. The obvious joy he has for being a father really shines through―and that makes anyones heart melt.
*Check out the June issue of Parents Magazine for an article written by Jay on his own real-life potty training tale that will make you pee your pants!