Category: Book Club

18 Year Old Pens Chizi’s Tale, An Inspiring Children’s Book that Gives Back

I recently read an article in the New York Times about the generation that’s striving to make a difference in our world. They’re called Generation Z and I recently met an extraordinary teen who embodies the Generation Z spirit — Jack Jones, an 18 year old
high school senior and student athlete who has travelled to Africa every summer where he has learned the importance of preserving and protecting nature. The youngest of four children, Jack has just published a inspiring new children’s book that helps raise awareness and educate children and their parents about the importance of saving Black Rhinos.

Save the Date: March 18 Twitter Chat with Best Selling Author Alice Hoffman – #TheDovekeepersAskAlice

Join us from 7-8pm ET for an exclusive conversation with Alice Hoffman on Twitter. Hoffman (@TheDovekeepers) will share the behind the scenes story behind her incredibly moving novel and the making of this epic television event. Plus, if you tweet along, you’ll instantly be entered to win an autographed copy of “The Dovekeepers.” #TheDovekeepersAskAlice

“FED UP” Opens My Eyes to What’s Been Sabotaging My Diet & and My Health

Over the last year, I’ve put on a few extra pounds and have been a bit depressed. After trying ever diet on the planet — from Jenny Craig, to Weight Watchers, to a juice cleanse, I really never understood why I couldn’t just exercise and eat sensible meals and stay at a weight where I feel comfortable about my arms, my legs and everything in between. But alas, no matter what I do, I typically lose weight, keep it off for a few months and then I return right back to where I started with a few extra pounds I need to shed.

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.

Why You Shouldn’t Tell Your Children to Make Good Choices

You’ve heard it over and over. If you’re like me, you’ve probably even found yourself saying it from time to time. It’s a refrain that just about any children living today have heard from their parents: “Make good choices!” It’s usually accompanied by a smile or assertive nod as the children rush out the door to catch the school bus or participate in any activity that will not involve the parents’ supervision.

Wordless Wednesday…Just Another Day on the Set

Check out Role Mommy correspondent on the set of Nicholas Spark’s new movie Safe Haven. Much more to come!

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…

The One Beach Read That Promises to Give You Thinner Thighs…

As many of our readers know, I am obsessed with weight loss and this year, I’ve thankfully be on the losing side for a change. But nobody is perfect and I happen to have an obsession about my thick thighs and large calves. And out of nowhere, I discovered a new book that provides the secret to getting thinner legs without going under the knife. Now stick with me — submerge yourself in a cold bath every day.

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).

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