Book Review

By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Dec 7th, 2013
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Growing up, I remember how my younger sister loved to read all the time.  I would always see her with a book in her hand…and she read fast too!  Brian, our 10 year old, also loves to read and reminds me a lot of her.  Recently, we were introduced to I Even Funnier, a book written […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
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Oct 14th, 2013
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Divorce is a hard thing – whether you are going through it as a child or as a parent.  When I went through my divorce, the only thing I held onto was what I didn’t want my boys to experience that I had experienced when my parents got divorced.  I knew the confusion, anger, sadness, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
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Sep 16th, 2013
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My oldest son loves to read book.  In fact, he reads through books rather quickly!  Right now, he is reading a book called The Contagious Colors of Mumpley Middle School, written by Fowler DeWitt.  It is ideal for ages 7 and up and is available in book stores and online now! ABOUT THE BOOK If there’s […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
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Aug 18th, 2013
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It’s that time again…the start of a new school year.  For our family, there’s excitement and anxiety brewing as my twins are now in the “number grades.” I’m excited that the kids will be in school for the full day! The kids, on the other hand, are dreading having to be in school “for so […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
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Aug 17th, 2013
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I was recently introduced to The Adventures of Bella & Harry.   The Bella & Harry series was developed to inspire young readers to embrace the world and encourage its exploration.  Done through the comedic and informative adventures of sibling Chihuahuas Bella and Harry, while traveling through various countries, the series aspires to stimul...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Aug 3rd, 2013
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Every time I turn on the television or look on the internet, there is always a new fad diet, diet workout, diet book, or diet “secret.” The truth is, who doesn’t want to loose a few extra (maybe 20) pounds, or fit back into their high school skinny jeans. I know I do, but I […]...
By Shannon Gosney
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Apr 26th, 2013
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Our kids love to read and what’s better than reading a book?  Reading a personalized book!  At Chronicle Books, you have a wide variety of personalized prince or princess books!  With her name and favorite color on every page, this book is a dream come true for your little princess! Perfect for a birthday gift, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Apr 6th, 2013
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Giveaway from new author, Michael Phillip Cash   Are you prepared for the invasion of Brood X? It is coming and you want to be ready. Nothing will stop this 17 year swarm from happening. All humanity can do is hope that they will not stay around long.   Introducing brand new author, Michael Phillip […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Feb 22nd, 2013
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Our kids love to read – especially when it comes to fun books they can read on their own or to one another.  In school, they are required to read 20 minutes a day and Captain Underpants is at the top of the list of books they enjoy reading.  Captain Underpants & the Revolting Revenge of […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Feb 7th, 2013
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I recently reviewed the book, Online Reputation Management for Dummies and really loved it!  There was so much valuable information in the book and I really embraced the information as I am now blogging and working in social media as a career.  However, I created a video with my 5 Take-Aways from the book itself.  Check out […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Jan 28th, 2013
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  Dear Guest,   Cousins Sophia Grace and Rosie Cordially invite you to the FANCIEST, the PINKEST, the MOST PRINCESSY tea party ever!  Tea will be served on Sunday at four o’clock in the afternoon at our castle.  Please wear your fluffiest tutu and finest tiara.   Sincerely, Sophia Grace and Rosie Do you know […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Dec 28th, 2012
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I have been writing on my blog for almost 5 years and most of what I have learned has been through trial and error.   Now I am working full-time on my site and in Social Media and am LOVING every minute of it!  There is still so much to learn!  That is why I am […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Dec 28th, 2012
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Wedding planning can be tons of fun, but can also be quite stressful for the bride and her friends and family who might not know exactly what they are doing! Introduce Wedding Planning for Dummies, written by Celebrity Wedding Planner, Marcy Blum. In Wedding Planning for Dummies, you will learn to (1) Plan a memorable […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Nov 2nd, 2012
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            I recently had an awesome opportunity to work with Chef Boyardee and The Motherhood, talking about my boys and eating habits.  I was featured for the first time in an E-book published by Chef Boyardee & The Motherhood, entitled The Little Chefs Project: A Collection of Kid-Friendly Tips, Tricks and Recipes […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Jul 13th, 2012
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The story, The Charge, starts on a dark and steamy Caribbean night, as Brendon Burchard stands bleeding on top of the crumpled hood of his wrecked car. That night, as he sat on the hood, he had a first-hand look at how real mortality is. He discovered, in that moment, that at the end of […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Jul 6th, 2012
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I took my boys to see Brave and we all really enjoyed it!  In fact, we enjoyed it outdoors at the Drive-In!  We recently had the opportunity to try out the new Brave items from LeapFrog – Disney Pixar Brave Tag Book and Disney Pixar Brave Explorer Cartridge.  The LeapFrog Explorer and Tag are some of my boys’ favorite […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Jun 7th, 2012
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I’d like to introduce you to a new book that hit bookstore shelves on May 29, 2012 – Wife 22, written by Melanie Gideon.  For fans of Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary and Allison Pearson’s I Don’t Know How She Does It, comes an irresistible novel of a woman losing herself….and finding herself again…in the […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
May 19th, 2012
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May is the month in which we think of and honor the mothers in our lives.  May is also the perfect month to pick up a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Mothers & Daughters.   This is a great book, including 101 Inspirational and Entertaining Stories about that special bond that […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
May 19th, 2012
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I’ve enjoyed reading the Chicken Soup for the Soul books for a long time and now, I have a favorite.  I recently received Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love and I really like it a lot!  Not only does it share personal stories, but it also shares recipes!  I mean who couldn’t use […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
May 18th, 2012
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I was recently introduced to a great book called Bread is the Devil, written by Heather Bauer, R.D., C.D.N. and Kathy Matthews.  I also had the opportunity to talk with Heather extensively on the phone.  It was a great experience! In her book, Heather talks about how you can “Win the weight loss battle by […]...
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