K’NEX Sesame Street Building Sets


K'NEX Sesame Street Building Sets are hitting the stores now and you'll definitely want to snap one up for your little building block lover. These 15 piece sets come with stickers, an educational activity sheet and even MORE ideas for turning your set into some unique and cool creations.E.B. instantly fell in love with his Cookie Monster K'NEX set and has had so much fun … [Read more...]

CFBA Review- John 3:16


This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingJohn 3:16Tyndale House Publishers (September 9, 2008)byNancy MoserABOUT THE AUTHOR:Nancy Moser is the author of three inspirational humor books and eighteen novels, including Solemnly Swear, Time Lottery, a Christy Award winner, and her latest historical, Washington's Lady.Nancy and her husband Mark live in the Midwest. … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk Lunch…And a Giveaway


I remember back when I was growing up I thought it was so neat to get to take my lunch to school in my Strawberry Shortcake lunch box. My mom didn't pack my lunch everyday, so when I did get a packed lunch it was a special treat. And secretly, I can't wait until I can start packing E.B. lunches for school. I know I'll probably regret saying that later on when I'm up at dark … [Read more...]


I know I am way overdue announcing this, but the winners of the Precious Girls books are:LeighAnnikeAubreyFrancineRachelPlease hit the contact me button at the top of my blog and email me your mailing address and I will get that right on out! Thanks to all for entering and congrats to the winners! … [Read more...]

"A- List" Bloggers

So this summer while BlogHer '08 was going on, I kept reading post after post about how people were intimidated by the "A-List" Bloggers (and I am quoting exactly what these high profile bloggers were called) and then how some people thought there was no such thing...a blogger is a blogger is a blogger. Some just have more readers and revenue from ads than general you do.But … [Read more...]

All’s Well That Ends Well


We have really terrific neighbors on all sides here at Casa de Cracked. We also have a really terrific brick fence around our backyard that the little neighbor kids love. So much so that at least several times a week I am having to shoo them down from said fence. (It's just perfect for pretending you're a pirate and walking the plank) A couple of weekends ago I was on the phone … [Read more...]

CFBA Review- Faking Grace

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingFaking GraceMultnomah Books (August 19, 2008) byTamara LeighABOUT THE AUTHOR:After Tamara Leigh earned a Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology, she and her husband decided to start a family, with plans for Tamara to continue in her career once she became a mother.When the blessing of children proved elusive, … [Read more...]

Back To School Reads


Is your child already bringing home order forms from those blook clubs since school has started back? Mine, too. We've recently ordered some great little books for E.B. and I recently had the opportunity to check out the new Judy Moody book. This series was an absolute favorite of mine when I was a librarian because it appealed to ALL of the kids, even the boys! I actually had … [Read more...]

At Ease

I think it's probably safe to say that if you've been reading my blog for some time then you know how worried I was about sending E.B. off to preschool this year. With his language delay and sensory integration disorder I worried that he would be miles behind the kids his age, even only at three years old. There was never a doubt in my mind about his intelligence...I worried … [Read more...]