The BIG List of Summer Reading Programs

By Amy Allen Johnson

School's almost out!  Around here, we're looking for ways to keep our little readers turning the pages all summer long. Have you signed up for any summer reading programs? My kids are completely driven by stars on charts.  We've been to our local library, which is the natural spot for a summer rea... Read More

Books for Coping with Stranger Danger

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

It's at the top of the news hour almost every night.  Abductions, attempted abductions, child predators, missing children.  It's nonstop, and it's scary.  It's important to talk with your child about strangers and what your expectations and rules are regarding people that you don't know, but how ... Read More

Books for Coping with Temper Tantrums

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

We've all been there. You're out and about and something happens. You look at them the wrong way, you pick the wrong color sippy cup, you grab the wrong jacket, and the ultimate meltdown begins. And you're left trying to control the crazy. If you've experienced a temper tantrum storm at your house o... Read More

Childrens Books by Famous Authors of Adult Books

By Erica Fehrman

Happily, I just stumbled on a post of children's books by famous authors of adult books -- authors like Langston Hughes, Salman Rushdie, and Aldous Huxley.  The links at the end of the post include other children's books, including one by Andy Warhol.  Thanks to Brain Pickings for these and other... Read More

Recommended Book Series

By Erica Fehrman

I love to read and tend to churn through books so fast that sometimes a good series is the only way to handle my turnover rate.  I was the kid who skipped the first 5 chapters of Babysitters Club books because I didn't have time to waste on all those repeat character descriptions.  What I haven't ... Read More

Beginner Chapter Books for Kids

By Vanessa Brown

We are just now entering the new world of chapter books for kids.  Boy, is it nice for my oldest daughter and me to read something that has more of a plot, story line and character development to it! I have noticed that with these chapter books she becomes really attached to the characters.  She... Read More

Muffy Mead-Ferro

By Staff

I grew up on a cattle ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. After spending nearly 20 years working as a copywriter in advertising, my first book, Confessions of a Slacker Mom, came out in spring of 2004 and made the San Francisco Chronicle's best-seller list. My second book, Confessions of a Slacker Wife,... Read More

Utah Mama’s Handbook

By Staff

Young mother’s, Rachael Herrscher and Stephanie Peterson, were walking through the mall chatting about their desire to find a good “Mom & Tots” swim class to enjoy with their toddlers. Dissatisfied with the limited information available to them, Rachael and Stephanie recognized a compelli... Read More

Nico & Zoe Toys

By Staff

Pamela (Mother of Zoe) comes from an Interactive Design/Graphic design background. After working in the industry for over 14 years, she began her own interactive design company, RM Design. In her spare time, Pam is designing, making, and selling toys! Stacy (Mother of Nico) has an education and r... Read More

Ladies Who Launch

By Staff

Erin spent 9 years in the fashion world from modeling to designing to sales. She has lived and worked in Germany, Italy, India, China and NYC. After getting married a short time ago she moved back to her home state of Utah and recently became the Director of Ladies Who Launch in Salt Lake City. She ... Read More