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May 15, 2015
Today we’re happy to introduce a new group of bloggers – the Scholastic Parent Circle! These bloggers will be writing monthly book reviews for Book Box Daily, and sharing parenting advice at the Scholastic Parents page! Each person brings their own parenting expertise to the table, and we can’t wait to share their thoughts with you! They will begin their reviews next month, but for now we’d like to introduce them to you.
SpanglishBaby: An Emmy Award–winning bilingual journalist, Roxana A. Soto was born in Lima, Peru, but has lived in the U.S. most of her life. She worked in print and TV for 15 years, but went digital after having her first child and realizing there was little information online about how to raise bilingual children. In 2009, together with her best friend from college, she cofounded SpanglishBaby — the go-to site for parents raising bilingual and bicultural kids, like them. The overwhelming success of their blog recently landed them a book contract, which they are in the midst of writing and will be published in the fall of 2012. Roxana is married and has two bilingual and bicultural children.
No Time for Flash Cards: Allison McDonald is the founder of No Time for Flash Cards, a blog devoted to learning through play and books. A former preschool teacher turned stay-at-home mom, she is passionate about early literacy and turning everything into a lesson (even if her kids don’t know it). When she is not creating activities for her kids and others, she can be found at home running after her toddler and tricking her 5-year-old into cleaning his room.
Chasing Supermom: Bekki Lindner is a former kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home mother of three (soon to be four!) amazing children. When she’s not chasing her kiddos around, Bekki can typically be found either curled up on the couch with a good book, behind the lens of a camera snapping family or wedding portraits, or seeking to change the world one mom at a time through her Chasing Supermom blog. She is passionate about literacy, writing, and helping other mothers find their path through this crazy journey called motherhood.
5 Minutes for Books: The team at 5 Minutes for Books reviews books for kids and adults. Managing Editor Jennifer has a 13-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son and blogs at Snapshot; Elizabeth has 14-year-old twins and a 16-year-old son and blogs at Planet Nomad about her work with immigrants and her own readjustment to life in the states; when not reviewing books, Nancy is a software tester and chronicles her Life with My Boys and Books, about sons 8 and 5; Dawn has recently returned to teaching preschool after taking a few years off to raise 11- and 4-year-old sons and a her 5-year-old daughter, blogging at my thoughts exactly when time permits.
SheSaved: Keri Lyn is a self-described quirky artist chick who loves to shop, save, and share ideas. She is a full-time wife, overtime mommy, and most of the time seeker of deals on her blog: www.SheSaved.com. Above all, though, her favorite pastime is hanging out with her two little munchkins, and the three of them can often be found cuddled up under the covers reading “just ONE more book.”
November 2, 2011