My son is obsessed with reading anything he can get his hands on. He will read cereal boxes, carry-out menus, catalogs, and especially books! I encourage this obsession because it develops his mind, expands his vocabulary, and cultivates his imagination.
Advanced Nutrition by Zahler has got me thinking about something that has escaped my attention as a Mom — cue Mom guilt. There is a lot of information out there regarding the importance of probiotics to support a healthy digestive system for adults who may be suffering from issues such as gas, bloating and leaky gut syndrome.
But, how many moms (even those who are considered SuperMoms) have thought about our children’s digestive systems at all, much less in terms of good bacteria vs. bad bacteria or leaky gut syndrome? I’m no SuperMom, but this isn’t something that I’ve ever considered even though I’ve always tried to provide multivitamins for my children to help them get the vitamins and minerals they need to be healthy. Continue Reading
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 2 – 7
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Sky Pony Press; Reprint edition (August 9, 2016)
I have really enjoyed reading A Blind Guide to Stinkville by Beth Vrabel because the story and the characters are so unique. I have never read anything quite like it. The main character lives with albinism and the blindness that comes along with that physical condition, but she never lets that keep her down. She is fierce and brave and ready to tackle any challenge that life throws her. She’s a strong female and I appreciate that about her, because young girls need to hear that message. Continue Reading