Friday, July 3, 2015

Joyohboy Books {raising peaceful kids}

Joyohboy BooksJust a minute ago my seven year old daughter was sitting on the bed reading three books that had come in the mail.  I was touched because we can relate to these books because this is something we teach our children every day; to show gratitude and to show love and kindness.  The messages these book tell are wonderful and I'm so thrilled that I get to share them with my girls. 

Joyohboy books, a series of storybooks that help raise children to be mindful. Written by educator Kathy Walsh, these books teach children how to be thankful, let go of negative feelings, and see life through the lens of love.

It’s so nice to see my Ninja Gurl reading these new books and enjoy them.

More about the books we received in the mail.

Joyohboy BooksGratitude Is a Funny Thing

“Gratitude is a Funny Thing” encourages children to live each day with gratitude and how to learn to listen to their intuition. By being appreciative of everything around them, they will find that they see the world as a more beautiful place, which will in turn, make their own lives much happier.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Down the Rabbit Hole Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny by Holly Madison

Holly Madison Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales
of a Former Playboy Bunny by Holly Madison

The shocking, never-before-told story of the bizarre world inside the legendary Playboy Mansion—and, finally, the secret truth about the man who holds the key—from one of the few people who truly knows: Hef’s former #1 girlfriend and star of The Girls Next Door.

A spontaneous decision at age twenty-one transformed small-town Oregon girl Holly Sue Cullen into Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner’s #1 girlfriend. But like Alice’s journey into Wonderland, after Holly plunged down the rabbit hole, what seemed like a fairytale life inside the Playboy Mansion—including A-list celebrity parties and her own #1-rated television show for four years—quickly devolved into an oppressive routine of strict rules, manipulation, and battles with ambitious, backstabbing bunnies. Life inside the notorious Mansion wasn’t a dream at all—and quickly became her nightmare. After losing her identity, her sense of self-worth, and her hope for the future, Holly found herself sitting alone in a bathtub contemplating suicide.

But instead of ending her life, Holly chose to take charge of it.

In this shockingly candid and surprisingly moving memoir, this thoughtful and introspective woman opens up about life inside the Mansion, the drugs, the sex, the abuse, the infamous parties, and her real behind-the-scenes life with Bridget, Kendra, and, of course, Mr. Playboy himself.

With great courage, Holly shares the details of her subsequent troubled relationship, landing her own successful television series, and the hard work of healing, including her turn on Dancing with the Stars. A cautionary tale and a celebration of personal empowerment, Down the Rabbit Hole reminds us of the importance of fighting for our dreams—and finding the life we deserve. 

About the author:

Holly Madison spent five seasons on the #1 rated E! hit reality show The Girls Next Door before landing the leading role in the Las Vegas strip's smash hit , Peepshow. She also starred in two seasons of her own hit E! series Holly’s World. Madison divides her time between Las Vegas and Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. 

Enter below to win your very own copy!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
**I wasn't paid to post this.  I was sent a FREE copy of the book to enjoy myself.**

Monday, June 29, 2015

I’ve been addicted to reading Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.

The Adventures of Supermom®

You’ve been warned ahead of time.

When I read a book I like it to be a clean slate so to speak so I can imagine the characters just the way I want them.  I want to create it all by myself.  It didn’t happen this way for me because since Starz just aired the first season on TV so the Outlander books you find now have the stars on the cover.

The Adventures of Supermom®