Category: A Good Read


Glancer Magazine Articles

We loved being a Guest Columnist for Glancer Magazine.  From summer learning loss to fall bucket lists we covered it all! Please click the links to read the articles.  5 Ways to Prevent Summer Learning Loss                                                             … Read More Glancer Magazine Articles



Laurie Palau of Simply B Organized will be in the Chicagoland area to help get our HOT MESS organized.  Between book signings, shopping AND presenting her Clutter Clinic you will have plenty of chances to meet Laurie.  SEPTEMBER 12th 7:00-9:00 pm : Clutter Clinic and Book Signing Lake Ellyn Boathouse in Glen Ellyn!  Register here! SEPTEMBER 13th : Shopping with Laurie at The Container Store in … Read More HOT MESS!


KIDS BOOK NOOK: Ambrose Deception

NAME OF THE BOOK: The Ambrose Deception by Emily Ecton AGE RANGE: 8-14 THIS BOOK WAS ABOUT: Three very different kids that have to compete against each other and solve various clues that take them all over they city of Chicago. The prize is a $10,000 scholarship or so they think. Melissa, Wilf, and Brondi, are not who you would expect to be competing … Read More KIDS BOOK NOOK: Ambrose Deception



NAME OF THE BOOK: Framed by James Ponti AGE RANGE: 8-12 years THE BOOK WAS ABOUT:  Framed is about a twelve year old boy named Florian Bates who ends up helping the FBI solve an art theft. He uses a technique called TOAST, which stands for the Theory of All Small Things. This helps him solve mysteries and when he teaches his friend Maragret … Read More KIDS BOOK NOOK: Framed

A Good Read

Books we love. Be the captain of your ship. Sounds ridiculous, but it seriously can be done.  This books tells you how to do it. Simple, easy read! This book saved me when my kids were little.  Seriously, saved me.  A must for every new mom.  Super easy to read and quick references for a sleep deprived mom. Bringing the basics back to raising … Read More A Good Read