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Mia Wenjen
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17 Wonderful Multicultural Picture Books About Food (and most books have recipes!)

http://www.pragmaticmom.com/2015/05/top-10-multicultural-picture-books-food/ 

#KidLit   #picturebooks   #KBN   #diversity  
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This looks great for making summer reading goals for your kids shared by +Beth Gorden 
 
Summer Reading

Here is everything you need to get your kids excited about reading this summer! 
      ♥ Free Local Reading Programs +Shellie Deringer 
      ♥ Reading Scavenger Hunt +Stephanie Morgan 
      ♥ Read 100 Books in 100 Places +The Measured Mom 
      ♥ Read through the Alphabet +HowDoesShe 
      ♥ Reading Missions +Allison McDonald 
      ♥ Reading Charts and Reward System +Pretty Providence 
      ♥ Reading Logs (Princess, Super Hero, Frozen, etc.)
      ♥ Books Lists by Grade Level +123 Homeschool 4 Me 
      ♥ and MORE!!!

http://www.123homeschool4me.com/2015/05/summer-reading.html
#reading   #readingisfun   #readinglist   #summer   #summerfun   #summer2015   #summerreading   #books   #kids   #ishnet   #kbn   #homeschooling   #teachers   #education   #parenting  
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Poetry in Sports Books for Kids and the Kid Lit Blog Hop 

Please link up your Kid Lit posts or come by to check them out. I'm sharing a few books for kids about sports that happen to be written as poems ... it's a good way to draw boys into poetry! 

I have two on basketball and one on soccer.

http://www.pragmaticmom.com/2015/05/poetry-in-sports-books/ 

#kidlit   #poetry   #reading   #KBN  
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It's not all skateboard poems, but it is one of my faves. It actually covers various poetry forms so it's educational, too. Joan is tremendously talented.
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I love these kind of interactive picture books and the illustrations are particularly wonderful! Thanks for sharing this great find at the Kid Lit Blog Hop!!
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I'll have to get my hands on a copy +Bonnie Dani ! I love these kinds of picture  books!
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Can't wait! I'm on this blog tour! Hope you will join me! +Renee Cormier 
 
* Blog Tour Launch, Mother-Daughter Book Reviews, + $25 #Giveaway *

DAUGHTER (12) SAYS:  "I really loved this book...THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!"

"Between the Lines" by Claudia Whitsitt ~ Ages 8+ #historicalfiction #mglit #racism  

http://motherdaughterbookreviews.com/blog-tour-launch-daughter-mom-review-giveaway-between-the-lines-by-claudia-whitsitt/
Blog tour launch for the middle grade book "Between the Lines" by Claudia Whitsitt. (May 18 to 31, 2015). Includes a Mother-Daughter review + giveaway for a $25
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For my kids! Thanks +Megan Sheakoski !!
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Great building projects!
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#KoboGloHD : Read Anywhere Anytime! Giveaway! The Kobo Glo HD is really a great reading experience and perfect for summer reading ... mine is going with my 15 year old who will be in Australia for 5 weeks.

http://www.pragmaticmom.com/2015/05/kobo-glo/ 

#ereaders   #KBN   #summer2015  
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This looks fun from +Megan Sheakoski 
 
Wind Activities for Kids

There are so many fun wind activities you can do to help your kids explore weather.

They will love this wind science experiment and kite craft!

http://www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com/wind-activities-for-kids/

#windactivities #weather #kidsactivities #kitecraft #preschool #scienceexperiment #playideas #kidsacrafts #kbn
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Are you going to #BEA in #NYC  ? +Alex Baugh has fun things to see and visit while you are here! 
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How to fold Origami from +Crafty Moms Share ! Shared by +Spanish Playground 
 
Today we explored origami as part of our Global Learning for Kids series on Japan. Thanks to Tuttle Publishing​ for the wonderful origami kits and papers that they sent for Hazel's birthday.
http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2015/05/exploring-origami-global-learning-for.html
Pin: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/159737118009734224/ #kbn #mkbkids #japan #origami #mkbglobalkids
Congratulations to Lauren L. on winning the Spring Into Science Giveaway! Origami is something I have enjoyed for a long time and I have introduced it to Hazel many times: butterflies, various animals, exploring All About J...
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I wrote a letter in support of The Slants right to trademark their name based on my blog, JadeLuckClub (Celebrating Asian American Creativity)
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This looks great for my foodie friends out there! From +Amanda Hsiung-Blodgett 
 
Meet Cathy Erway, author of The Food of Taiwan at 11am (EST-New York) TOMORROW, (Sat.,May 16)! Find out how Cathy embraces her heritage culture through family and a semester of study abroad, why Taiwan is an island obsessed with food (good food!), what makes Taiwanese cooking unique, and how Cathy grew up with multicultural background and has a strong and positive identity. Join Miss Panda and Cathy tomorrow on Google+ via links below:
Event link - http://bit.ly/1PhRb0I
Youtube link - https://youtu.be/PUemg8s19wU
‪#‎authorinterview‬ ‪#‎TheFoodOfTaiwan‬ ‪#‎worldculture‬ ‪#‎tasteoftheworld
  Join me for a delicious Taiwanese cuisine discovery and heritage culture conversation with Cathy Erway, the author of THE FOOD OF TAIWAN: Recipes from
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  • Harvard University
    History and Science, 1983 - 1987
  • Anderson School at UCLA
    Business School, 1990 - 1993
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I blog excessively about children's and YA books. I am also the co-founder of Multicultural Children's Book Day on Jan 27th.
Introduction
Find parenting solutions using children's books while raising three kids. Hobbies include boxing, yoga, and social media. In my past life before kids, I was an entrepreneur. 


Circles that You Might Consider Me For:

  • Blogger
  • Mom Blogger
  • Education 
  • Children's Books
  • Parenting
  • Literacy

I’m a mom with three kids, ages 13,11 and 8  and I live in a suburb outside of Boston.  I’ve been a full-time bread-winner (my first and my husband stayed home with her), a stay-at-home mom (my second because my husband said that if he had to stay home with two kids he’d be forced to leave us), and an outside-the- home wage earner/stay-at-home mom (just recently). I can say that having done the SAHM, the WAHM, and the full time work mommy that NONE of it is easy or perfect.  All have pros and cons and the grass is always greener.

For me, getting through the humps of parenting was only possible with the help of many, many mom friends.  Over the years, I’ve found that I wished I’ve saved all the mom advice I have either learned from mom friends or learned the hard way.  Now, I’m documenting it in hopes that it will be useful to you.

My background includes an A.B. from Harvard in History and Science (yeah, very obscure I know — I was an unhappy Pre-Med) and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at U.C.L.A (that was more fun).  I also have an entrepreneurial bent as one of the co-founders of Aquent, a talent agency for marketers and designers. I blog on children’s literature, education and parenting and whatever else life throws at me.  I started reading children’s lit again two years ago when I realized I was giving my oldest Newbery Award Winning books that were her reading level, but were inappropriate because of content.  As my middle child started reading independently, she was so picky that I had to wrack my brain to get her books she likes.  And my youngest, who is just starting to read, has gone on a reading strike lately.  So, there you have it.  It’s always a challenge to find “just-right” books and that has become my life.

My education topics include math, science, literacy, getting reluctant readers reading, art, foreign languages for kids (Spanish and Mandarin Chinese in particular), music and special needs.

My parenting topics include: organization tips, back to school, bullying, family reunion vacations, health and fitness, pets, personal finance, and humor for parents.

I cover children's and young adult books from board books, picture books, easy readers, easy / early chapter books, chapter books, non-fiction, graphic novels, and more. It's my passion to get kids excited about reading.

Bragging rights
My kids are 1/2 Korean, 1/4 Chinese and 1/4 Japanese. This is unusual because all three nationalities historically hate each other. Love conquers all!
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Children's Book and Education Blogger
Skills
Entrepreneurial boot strap marketing using social media to reach a target audience.
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  • PragmaticMom :: Children's Book and Education Blogger
    Blogger, 2009 - present
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Boston Area
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We were disappointed with their Chicken Noodle soup. Should be a staple that they nail. We like the soup at Barry's Deli better.
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We broke a bowl here once and they were not too happy. I don't think I would bring my kids until they are a little older and can refrain from being too squirrelly.
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Great sushi and they do delivery! Whoot! My kids love it here and at home!
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My favorite To Go sushi place. Recommended to my by Japanese National friends. They know their sushi!
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My first stop for shoes for kids.
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