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Since starting this blog I’ve become synonymous with children’s books to my friends and family and I don’t mind it one bit (better than being the gecko lady or the weird clown collecting lady!) And often I am asked for tips on great books and on getting kids into reading and doing it more. I [...]

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I just wanted to take a moment to wish all my readers a very Happy Easter. In between the chocolate highs, egg hunts, yummy dinners and glorious family time (like Daddy/daughter bunny hopping-see below), I hope you also take some quiet moments to read to your little bunny. Our Easter Bunny brought some fun Easter [...]

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So it’s officially over: not winter my friends, but the Toronto Maple Leafs’ playoff hopes! The Leafs did lose in a shoot-out but when Buffalo won their fate was officially sealed and the faithful let out a collective sigh of resignation. End of story. Mathematical equations and remote possibilities are no longer, there is simply no [...]

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And the winner is….

After a fun-filled weekend of the girls, great friends and great eats I am only now getting an opportunity to announce the winner of the “Louis the Tiger Who Came From the Sea” contest winner! And the winner is *drum roll*……. PATTY Thanks to Patty for her funny comment on how she and her curious [...]

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One of the items in the news today was about a recent draft report that fare evasion is cost the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) over 22 billion dollars last year, a jump of almost double than last year. Now anyone who lives in the Greater Toronto Area knows that the TTC hasn’t had an easy [...]

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Before you knew I was expecting again, I suspect that you expected that I knew and that yes, being me I already began researching and preparing a booklist! I wanted special books for my little toddler on how I could best introduce pregnancy, a new baby and becoming a big sister to her. Since it’s Family [...]

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January 27 is Family Literacy Day®, a chance to celebrate parents and children leaning and reading together for the day and hopefully forever! Parents are encouraged to set aside at least 15 minutes of reading time today for reading and inspiring learning. This year ABC Life Literacy for Canada is encouraging Play for Literacy using [...]

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If you’ve read this blog for awhile you may already know I am a fervent follower of Zen Habits, a wonderful blog by Leo Babatua, about finding simplicity in the chaos of everyday life. I love reading Leo’s perspective about finding zen in everyday life and the inspirational changes he’s made to his own life. I [...]

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I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed many blissful moments with your loved ones and such! For me it was a lovely, crazy time filled with many hours of family time, food and generally feeling festive! Christmas Day with a little one really brings back the magic of the season that I [...]

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A Brief Repose…

As you already know since you are reading this post that Word of Mouse Books has moved to my own site! YAY! While this change one more step towards the progression on this blog it has alo brought with it some hiccups, which always happens with transitions. These hiccups are minor (I believe or sincerely hope) [...]

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