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Must have books For moms and kids! :)

With times having changed so much over the years since I was young raising kids is a whole new adventure these days. I was outside all the time, ran around the neighbor hood and played constantly. T.V. was never on my mind and I didn’t know what a computer was until the 6th grade. Those were the good old days. Now kids are constantly hooked up to electronics, television and all kinds of non outside non healthy stimulating products. I vowed that I would not let my kids be “Plugged in”, and they would be outside as much as possible stimulating as much of the creativity in their young minds as they could handle.

I have just invested in the best books ever for myself and my kids. I have a tween boy 11yrs and a soon to be tween girl at 8yrs. I didn’t know this phrase “tween” as I was growing up I was either a kid or a teenager, so I was interested in what these books had to say. Now as a female I don’t speak “boy” and they are totally different animals to me. I was eager to find out how to be able to talk to my boy better and know how to raise him as a strong young man who treat all those around him and himself, especially women, with the up most respect and kindness. What is good for him? How does he learn? What does he need at this young age? Well Mom’s here is the next book you should pick up. “Six ways to Keep the “Good” in your Boy” I am loving this book. It confirmed many things and opened many doors of understanding for me. I am half way done and loving every page.

The second book I found was “How to Keep the “Little” in your Girl”. Growing up with a mom who worked really hard for us to make ends meet, bless her heart, my sister and I spent a lot of time learning on our own. I wanted to get this book so I could fill in the blanks of what I lacked growing up, and to understand more about her little beautiful brain and what she needs to be a strong independent loving kind young woman. I will start it as soon as I am done with the other. I am so happy to have stumbled upon these books! Whether mom and dad are still home or if you are a single mom like me, these books are must have!

It is my nephews birthday soon and he asked for some survival books, so naturally I went to Amazon and found these books I have been wanting to get for the longest time.

“The Dangerous Book for Boys” by Gonn Iggulden,

“Boys Book of Survival, How to Survive Anything, Anywhere” by Guy Campbell

“For Boys Only, The Biggest Baddest book ever” by Marc Aronson and HP Newquist.

I also got my daughter “The Dangerous Book for Girls”,  and “For Girls Only, Everything great about being a girl”, by Laura Dower

We opened them last night and all I have to say is WOW! I wish I had these books when I was little. The girls one is full of hand clap games, tag games, and so much more! The boy’s book has all the cool tips like how to catch a fish with bare hands, the best paper airplanes, and so much more. Everything from the periodic table to flags, to cool phrases in other languages. If you have a boy or a girl or just want a fun read for yourself I definitely recommend getting these books! They couldn’t put the books down last night! 🙂

I found all the books on Amazon for decent prices. I am very happy with all of them and feel it is a great way to keep them creatively thinking and grounded to the real world of nature and adventure.

Happy reading and have fun getting closer to your little one with these books.

~Ms Fredrickson~


My favorite Market places!

Lets just say… “I love Local Markets!!”

We have a little market shop downtown Coeur d Alene called “Pilgrim’s Market” that has a little bit of everything “Natural”. It has to be on of my favorite places to shop for all my homeopathic remedies and organic cravings. Their website is still under a little construction but if you are in the area or want to check it out I highly recommend it! 

It has my favorite Homemade Soaps, Raw Cocao Nibs for homemade chocolate, tasty fresh snacks, and a wide selection of hand crafted beers and wines. The produce is incredible and the selection is amazing. Here you will find all the supplements one could desire for all homeopathic needs.

Whenever my boyfriend and I get the time, we like to roam around Pilgrim’s and see what new things they have to offer. They have expanded over the past few years and are now a booming Market full of bulk foods, health and beauty products, groceries, even meat and sea foods!

If you are in need of natural ingredients, healthy treats, luxurious soaps, and live near Coeur d Alene then I encourage you to stop by Pilgrim’s and see all they have to offer!

Another awesome experience in our area is the Farmers Market.

It is a fantastic place set up for locals to come and share their produce, creations, talents, and so much more! There is something interesting at each booth. Me and the kids love touring around the Market and getting goodies. There is so much diversity in the crafts that you will definitely find something you like. Check out the website to see what music will be playing! They are there rain or shine. I look forward to checking it out this summer.

It’s your turn! What are the cool things your community offers that you enjoy over the relaxing summer days? I would love to see what you all do in your neck of the woods. Each town has its own culture, and its own creative experiences to offer. I learning about whats out there, and maybe add it to a road trip itinerary. 

So please share! I look forward to hearing from you and about your hometown. 🙂

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