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barbie jack says:

HELLO SWEETIE, MY 2 SONS JOE 42 YRS. OLD & FRED 33 YRS. OLD, STILL KNOW THE BUTTONS FROM THEIR YOUTH TO DRIVE EACH OTHER CRAZY! LOL I WAS ALWAYS THE “BUMPER” NOW I JUST LET THEM KNOW, I DO NOT SEE WELL NOR HEAR WELL NOW! NO FUN IF MOM CAN NOT RESPOND ANYMORE! LOL OH THEY STILL DO TRY TO GET MY ATTENTION, ” I AM JUST MUCH BETTER AT HOLDING BACK LAUGHING NOW!” ESPECIALLY AS I DO HEAR & SEE MOST OF WHAT IS GOING ON! LOL GOTTA LOVE YOUR CHILDREN, EVEN GROWN UP! THEY STILL CARRY THEIR ” DRIVE MOM CRAZY” ANTICS THROUGH THE YEARS! PLEASE BE KIND TO YOURSELF ALWAYS! LOVE AND BIG WARM HUGS, barbie XXXOOO

(from "Mom, Jason's Breathing On Me!" The Solution to Sibling Bickering: Book MAMA's Review For Kids)
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Is There Really Such A Thing As A Family Tree?: Book MAMA’s Review For Kids

By: Renee Carter

My mother in law is 100% Swedish which makes my husband ½ (his father was French/Greek) and my kids ¼ Swedish for sure.  So they are more Swedish than anything else.  What they get from my side is a crazy mix (and I do mean crazy) of Irish, Italian, Mexican, Danish, Native-American, and more—the classic ... Read more

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“Mom, Jason’s Breathing On Me!” The Solution to Sibling Bickering: Book MAMA’s Review For Kids

By: Anthony E. Wolf, PhD.

We had entered into the hot and meaty part of Summer.  It’s late July; the days are long—a little stir craziness has set in.  I wasn’t up for the economic commitment of weekly camps and Summer school, and I thought it would be nice for all of us to truly have the Summer “off.”  We ... Read more

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Yes! Your Teen Is Crazy: Book MAMA’s Review for Moms

By: Michael J. Bradley, PhD.

Preemptive strike/apology/explanation: I’m recommending a non-fiction book which is more a reflection on what’s been going on around me than what I’ve been reading.  I’ve read an absurd number of novels in the last few months—nothing to be proud of really—it’s an addiction like any other, but the bottom line was that I couldn’t choose ... Read more

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The Sandwich Swap: Book MAMA’s Review For Kids

By: Queen Rania of Jordan al Abdullah

Some girls can only have one friend at a time.  They are “Best friend girls.”  They have the BFF and they are good to go.  This is a dangerous game because if something goes awry with the BFF then there is no safety net.  I was (and am) more of a group gal.  I have ... Read more

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Nurture Shock: Book MAMA’s Review For Moms

By: Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

Up until 2 days ago, I was going to recommend a completely different book (Ali in Wonderland by Ali Wentworth—the very funny and adorable actress who is married to the also adorable and smart George Stephanopoulos—read that one, too—it’s interesting and hilarious). But, I just finished another book and it was TOO amazing and riveting and ... Read more

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I’m Not : Book MAMA’s Review For Kids

By: Pam Smallcomb

When my kids were babies and then toddlers, I needed babysitters so badly but I was too damned scared to get one and leave my kids.  Now that they are older; they want us to leave them alone and leave them be and I kind of want to just hang out at home!  Is that ... Read more

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Always Wear Clean Underwear And Other Ways Parents Say ‘I Love You’: Book MAMA’s Review For Kids

By: Marc Gellman; Illustrated by Debbie Tilley

I hate to do this to you again, but in my library work wanderings doing inventory, I found this gem of a book, but I don’t think it’s going to be an easy one to track down!  Because of that, I’ve semi-summarized it below so even if you can’t find the book, you can get ... Read more

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50 Dangerous Things Kids You Should Let Your Kids Do: Book MAMA’s Review For Moms

By: Gever Tulley and Julie Spiegler

I’m pretty sure this book was written to some degree in response to the coddled and sheltered atmosphere we’ve created for our children today.  Not only are they becoming screen zombies with zero social skills (like actually talking skills—not texting or insta-gramming or whatever) but they aren’t even being exposed to actual sports or recreational ... Read more

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The Quiet Book : BOOK MAMA’s Review For Kids

By: Deborah Underwood

When I rejoined the workforce last year, I consciously and purposefully avoided teaching in a classroom again and instead went to work in a library.  All kinds of reasoning went into that decision but one of the big ones was LIBRARIES TEND TO BE VERY QUIET PLACES.  Our library is actually on the louder side, ... Read more

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The Emerald Atlas : BOOK MAMA’s Review For Kids

By: John Stephens

My daughter is feeling an emptiness in her young life since finishing the Harry Potter series.  She had the books; then she had the movies and now she has almost nothing–(23 days until Deathly Hallows Part 2.)  That is semi-sustaining her but really it’s like a juice box on a trek through Death Valley, and ... Read more

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