Love “Buddy And Bea”

bbThis new book, Buddy and Bea is a wonderful story about the journey of two friends named Buddy the Leaf and Bea the Bird.  It teaches children and adults the delicate story about the circle of life in a loving and sensitive way.  The artwork and story mesh together beautifully, and when the book is completed, you will have a big smile on your face.  I highly recommend this book to read.  Currently, the book is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Two thumbs up!

From the Amazon website:  “Buddy and Bea is a gentle, caring, loving and inspirational story about the Circle of Life that will foster happy emotions. It is the tale of two friends named Buddy (the leaf) and Bea (the bird), and the special relationship they created. Buddy and Bea have a remarkable friendship, where the readers will adore and fall in love with them through their magical journey. Bea watches Buddy blossom from a tree branch, mature into a leaf, and grow old with beautiful colors until Buddy falls from the tree at the end of autumn. The love and bond they share is something special. The main objective of this book is to educate children on life and loss in a non-threatening manner. Buddy and Bea is a heartwarming story that is simply enjoyable to read. A child does not need to experience loss to enjoy this uplifting story. Also, please be aware, there is no mention of the word ‘death’ in this book at all.  It is just a warm and fuzzy story.  Enjoy!”

At the time of this post, the book has 13 reviews, all of them are 5-star rating:

Sample reviews from Amazon:

I just got my book today and read it 4 times already. It is really a book for any age child as well as any adult. It is a moving and loving story with vibrant illustrations. This story is about two unlikely friends, Buddy the Leaf and Bea the Bird. Their bond and journey brought tears of joy to my eyes. I would recommend this book to anyone, two thumbs up. It will make you feel good when you finish the book, similar to how you feel when you finish the classic book called “The Giving Tree.”

I really enjoyed this book. It is on my top 5 for children’s books. My twins loved the beautiful story. Thankfully, they have not experienced loss, but you do not need to experience loss to enjoy this story. As for the artwork, very colorful and emotional. The text and art together kept my kids engaged.

 

 

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Project ACES On May 4th

boypushupschoolOn May 4th, millions of children from all over the world will be fighting childhood obesity, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes by exercising simultaneously in the award winning Project ACES event.

Since its inception 1989, Project ACES has been one of the most successful programs specifically designed to motivate children to exercise. This spring, the program will mark the 28th anniversary of a unique worldwide event known as the “world largest exercise class” by the media. Project ACES is the signature program of the nonprofit Youth Fitness Coalition.

On May 4th, 2016, millions of children from all 50 states and 50 countries are going to exercise in unison to promote world peace, unity, nutrition, health and fitness. Project ACES aims to educate children on the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. The program has received recognition from many organizations including The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (PCFSN), and The American College Of Sports Medicine.

The program was created by physical education teacher, Len Saunders of New Jersey who provides an exclusive comment about the event stating, “If I can get one child out of the millions who participate to exercise on a daily basis, the event is a huge success.” Currently, the program is organized by Len and HJ Saunders, President of the Youth Fitness Coalition.

Since its start, millions of children from all over the world have exercised together to promote proper health and fitness habits. With the obesity epidemic facing the youth of the world, children’s fitness plays a major role in fighting the number one preventable killer in the United States, heart disease. Project ACES hopes to address these issues with its big event each May, as well as schools that participate in daily Project ACES Clubs throughout the year while promoting a healthier lifestyle for children and their families.

Heart disease is still the number one killer in the United States, and Project ACES is working every year to fight this preventable disease. Those interested in registering for the event or wish to show their support are encouraged to visit ProjectACES.com for more information.

To sign up, click here.

Petiner Electronic No Bark Control Dog Training Collar

headphonesHere is my review for the Petiner Electronic No Bark Control Dog Training Collar.

I put it on my dog and after the three warning signals the first shock made her look around but not yelp or show any sign of discomfort. She is a drama queen so I know she’d react dramatically if the collar caused pain. Being that she is a lab and VERY Smart, I might not be using the collar that often anyway! Anyway, love the customer service. Got quick replies to my stupid questions. (I didn’t see the instructions in the box) never had a company so personable, helpful and eager to have a satisfied customer. Wish more companies were like this!I am very satisfied with the product. It is indeed very helpful to stop my dog from barking when I’m out for jogging.

The product can be purchased on Amazon.

How to Become An Award Winning Author

kbAuthor: Kathleen Boucher

Title: How to Become An Award Winning Author: If I can do it so can you is available in kindle format on all the amazon’s around the world and on www.payhip.com

How to Become An Award Winning Author: If I can do it so can you is written by Kathleen Boucher about the steps she took to become an award winning author. She has written two award winning books for children. In the book, How to Become An Award Winning Author, she provides the links to the people who helped her to succeed. It is her hope and intention that these people can help you to succeed as well. This book is available in a kindle format on amazon around the world and www.payhip.com.

A Simple Idea To Empower Kids: Teen’s Edition

kbAuthor: Kathleen Boucher

Title: A Simple Idea To Empower Kids: Teen’s Edition is available on www.balboapress.com, amazon.ca, www.greatkids.me

A Simple Idea to Empower Kids: Teen’s Edition is written for pre-teens and teens to help them make better choices and decisions. It teaches the law of attraction so simply that pre-teens and teens can start using the lessons right away. This book is designed to empower kids to believe in themselves, have more confidence and deal with bullying. It won 2014 Best Book of the Year in the Teen’s Category from Creative Child’s Awards. Every child should have the opportunity to read this book.

A Simple Idea To Empower Kids: Based On The Power Of Love, Choice And Belief

acAuthor: Kathleen Boucher

Title: A Simple Idea to Empower Kids: based on the power of love, choice and belief is available on www.balboapress.com, amazon.com, amazon.ca, Barnes and Noble, www.greatkids.me

A Simple Idea to Empower Kids: based on the power of love, choice and belief is designed to be read to or by kids 8 and younger. It is an empowering little book that talks about the power of love, how unique each child is and the importance of believing in oneself. This book allows parents to initiate a discussion about the law of attraction. It has won the Silver Recognition Award from Mom’s Choice Awards and 2014 Preferred Choice Award from Creative Child’s Awards. It should be on every child’s book shelf!

Living Autism Day.By.Day

lwaAutism happens…and when it happens, your child and your life are turned upside down. One day, your son or daughter seems like every other child; the next, you notice a change. Sometimes the change starts subtly–their behavior isn’t what it normally is or responses are just out of sync and odd; or it may come on like a tornado, suddenly, and without warning.

You weep for child. You weep for yourself. You feel so alone. Your child isn’t the same little person they were yesterday.

Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a multiplex of developmental disabilities. The latest statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 1 in 50 U.S. children now have autism. Autism now affects tens of millions worldwide, about 1 percent of the population, and appears to be increasing 10 to 17 percent annually. This means that you are likely know–or know of–a child and family struggling with the issues that come along when autism is part of the family.

One of those people is Pamela Bryson-Weaver. Two of her three children have special needs: John, her youngest son, has autism and Joshua, her eldest son, has Tourette’s and ADHD. As a mother of an autistic child, she set out to learn as much as she could about this condition. That moved her from just a mom trying to help her son to becoming a parent advocate and a go-to mom on autism. Her sage advice, wisdom, knowledge, and expertise as an advocate for autism, speaker on autism, head of non-profits, and now an author on autism, led her to want to share her knowledge and understanding of autism and its affect on families.

As part of her ongoing efforts to help, she offers Living autism day.by.day: Daily Reflections & Strategies to Give You Hope and Courage. Freedom Abound Press published this book for the express purpose of supporting parents and caregivers dealing with autism spectrum disorders day in and day out.

Readers will learn…

* what is available in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders for
services and professionals

* what things mean as they as assaulted with a new vocabulary
within the world of autism.

* what types of feelings, emotions and issues you will deal with on a
personal level as a parent or caregiver

With her gift of story-telling and daily thought-provoking reflections, deep sense of compassion, and rich sense of understanding, Bryson-Weaver takes readers on a year-long journey. Set up to read one page in just a few minutes each day, the book’s words of hope, its insightful story, along with gentle and kind advice come from someone who isn’t a doctor or therapist, but who is just like you. As parent who is still living through the same fears, Bryson-Weaver understands what you are going through because she’s going or has gone through it, too. Her “Daily Reflections” and insights are just what you, your heart, your child and family need. Living autism day.by.day is a great resource for parents, caregivers, family and friends.

Bryson-Weaver’s book offers compassionate, concise daily readings on autism awareness, self-awareness, practical advice, humor, anecdotes, paradoxes, tips, inspiring quotes, and a way to discover the blessings of autism. The reader is given researched facts and additional resources to follow up on any information they choose to focus on. From a parent’s perspective, Living autism day.by.day is an indispensable reference on the things you need to know about autism, and is a resource you can turn to again and again.

Dr. Temple Grandin, a world-known expert and resource for ASDs and the author of number books including The Autistic Brain, comments: “Living autism day.by.day will help parents to persevere and meet the challenges of raising a child with severe autism.” As a professor, inventor, best-selling author and rock star in the seemingly divergent fields of animal science and autism education, she knows what she is talking about. Grandin was also the subject of an award-winning 2010 biographical film, and was listed in the Time magazine list of the one hundred most influential people in the world in the “Heroes” category.

– Pamela Bryson-Weaver, R.D.H., is an autism parent advocate and the author of Living autism day.by.day: Daily Reflections and Strategies to Give You Hope and Courage. Her sage advice, wisdom, knowledge, and expertise come from many areas of experience over the last 16 years. Two of her three children have special needs: John, her youngest son (now 16), has autism and Joshua has Tourette’s syndrome and ADHD. She also grew up with a younger sister who has Down’s syndrome.