Category: Mom’s Reading Corner

The Deeper Meaning of Mac and Cheese

I was 29 years old the first time I tried mac and cheese. It happened in the cafeteria at CBS News headquarters in New York where I was a producer in the local newsroom. The salad bar was typically more my speed, but that day, as I gave a passing glanced at the breadcrumb crusted lunch special, I mentioned to a colleague that I had never tried the all American staple. She nearly dropped her tray.
And you call yourself American? She shook her head and waved a forkful of the orange hued elbows towards me.

Learn How to Get Back to Basics with RETRO BABY

The new book, Retro Baby written by Anne H. Zachry, PHD, OTR/L, is released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This book is intended to help parents and caregivers understand the importance of one-on-one play with children during the early stages of life. With over 20 years experience, Zachry understands that each family and baby have different needs and in her book, she offers many flexible strategies and suggestions for playtime that provide lots of opportunities to spend valuable time with baby, creating that special bond that will last a lifetime.

Tips to Staying Calm, Focused and Productive at Work
 (no matter where work is!)

Most people are familiar with the physical practice of yoga but know little about the philosophical foundation on which it is based. Yoga is thousands of years old, and is meant to help you discover and develop your infinite potential. Here are just a few practices from this ancient wisdom that can help you survive and thrive in today’s modern workplace:

Enjoy an Excerpt from Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir

Now that the weather is finally getting warmer, we are shedding our winter coats and heavy sweaters and some of us are trying to shed a few pounds. I am always doing whatever I can to lose some weight and I love to hear that I’m not alone. The following is an excerpt from Tracy Beckerman’s new book, Lost in Suburbia: A Memoir, and as you will see, she has also tried her share of diets. Go ahead and laugh, it burns calories, right?

Planning a New England Vacation? Then Bring Along These Summer Reads

There is nothing that quite compares to a New England summer vacation and over the next month, my family is…

Bubbe’s Book Reviews

Summer is here and that can only mean one thing. It’s time to start diving into some great books. Thanks to my mom, I’ve got a treasure trove to choose from and trust me when I tell you, my mother knows her books – she’s even in two book clubs – one in Florida and one in Southampton so she singlehandedly has her finger on the pulse of what’s hot among women this summer (in addition to Fifty Shades of Grey of course).

Tory Johnson Turns Business Dreams into Reality

I don’t know about you, but I am the ultimate dreamer. In fact, throughout my life, I’ve set several lofty goals for myself…

The Role Mommy Book Club – The God Box

We are so excited to announce the launch of “The God Box,” an inspiring and bittersweet memoir by author and marketing guru Mary Lou Quinlan. I have always been a fan of Mary Lou’s – she’s fearless, inspiring and a go getter who likes to dream — just like me. So when she first told me about the book she was writing, I knew I wanted to be a part of sharing her story with the world.

If it Was Easy They’d Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon

The hilarious author, Jenna McCarthy, has a new book coming out on October 4th called, If it Was Easy They’d Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon: Living with and Loving the TV-Addicted, Sex-Obsessed, Not-So-Handy Man You Married (Berkley Books). Jenna is an internationally published writer who’s past books include The Parent Trip: From High Heels and Parties to Highchairs and Potties and Cheers to the New Mom/Cheers to the New Dad, as well as the upcoming companion books Big Rigs for Moms and Tea Parties for Dads. Over the past twenty years her work has appeared in more than fifty magazines, on dozens of websites and in several anthologies including the popular Chicken Soup series. Make sure to watch her appearance on The Today Show, Monday, October 3rd!

Book Review: A Stolen Life

I recently picked up A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard and have to say, this well written account…

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