Books

  • The Doctor With an Eye for Eyes Sparks Girl Power | Review

    I received a complimentary copy of this book in partnership with Innovation Press. All thoughts expressed are my own.

    The Doctor With An Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath | MommyWifeLife #InnovationPress

    I believe it to be extremely essential to show my daughters examples of women trailblazers. This world isn’t just “A Man’s World” as James Brown would sing. This world is full of opportunity for both men and women and children should discover this as early as possible. Doctor Patricia E. Bath’s story as told in The Doctor With an Eye for Eyes by Julia Finley Mosca is a great example of a woman in a “man’s world” who saw both race and gender barriers while pursuing her education and career. She, however, could not be and did not stop.…

  • Free Learning Resources at Brightly

    This post is in partnership with Brightly. Thoughts shared are 100% my own.

    Free Learning Resources at Brightly | MommyWifeLife.com #ReadBrightlyPartner #ad

    Like you, I love free stuff. Free things, especially educational resources, bring me and my bank account joy. I recently discovered resources at Brightly and all the wonderful things they provide to students, teachers and families for fun learning, especially through reading. As partners of Penguin Random House, the site features recommendations of books and authors for all ages.…

  • Jaden Toussaint The Greatest | Book Review

    Jaden Toussaint The Greatest | MommyWifeLife Book Review

    I received complimentary copies for review purposes. All thoughts are my own.

    Finally, there is a book series that is celebrating the brilliance, strength and creativity of boys–black boys. Jaden Toussaint The Greatest book series is inspiring and shows a positive image of a black boy and family and I love it!…

  • Stay True to You: I Just Kept Spinning {Book Review}

    I Just Kept Spinning Book Review | MommyWifeLife

    I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

    I just read a picture book with my daughters that every little girl should have in her library.  With an illustration of a beautiful ballerina in a pink leotard, tutu and slippers, on the cover, I’m not sure if many little girls would skip over this book if seen on a shelf. I Just Kept Spinning, by Destini Berry and illustrated by April Foxx, is a story of courage and strength and I’m excited to share it.…

  • Loving Differences: Muhiima’s Quest Book Review

    Muhiima's Quest {Book Review} | Mommywifelife.com

    I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. All thoughts are my own.

    One of the reasons I have been adamant about including diverse books in my children’s library is so they can see themselves in the books they read. I also want my children to see, embrace and celebrate the people and cultures they come across while reading diverse books and in life. A latest addition to our library, Muhiima’s Quest, allowed my daughters to see a glimpse of an unfamiliar culture, yet a life similar to their own.…

  • Jack Hanna’s Awesome Animal Almanac + 10 Animal Crafts

    Jack Hanna's Awesome Animal Almanac | MommyWifeLife

    I received a complimentary copy for review purposes. All thoughts are my own.

    I love a book that can be read over and over and add value to our personal library for many years. As homeschoolers, these types of books often come in handy, finding their way into our lessons. Jack Hanna recently released Jack Hanna’s Awesome Animal Almanac that perfectly fits that bill. Jack Hanna is no stranger to our city, Columbus, Ohio, or the world. As Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and the Wilds, he has proven that he knows a ton about the animal kingdom. Children who love animals will simply be captivated by this latest work. …

  • The Big Adventures of Tiny House Review + Giveaway

    I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. All thoughts expressed are my own.

    The Big Adventures of Tiny House by Susan Bernardo | MommyWifeLife

    I love colorful and shiny things, especially new, colorful and shiny children’s books. I have nothing against classic stories. However, when I take the girls to the library I almost always make them stop at the “new” section. When given the opportunity to review The Big Adventures of Tiny House there was no hesitation. Author Susan Schaefer Bernando’s work is uplifting, providing children and readers a positive message.…

  • Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs | Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017

    Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs Review | Multicultural Children's Book Day

    I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. Thoughts expressed are my own.

    There are many celebrations throughout the year, but only one supports and helps children see themselves in literary works–Multicultural Children’s Book Day! This year, Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 is on January 27. It is in its fourth year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Its mission is to raise awareness on the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators.