Archives for July 2009

Children’s Book: “Hot on the Range” Review and Giveaway!

We have had a copy of Hot on the Range by R.D. Jentsch, courtesy of the author, for about a week now. When I opened the package… my girls went nuts… as usual. This time was a bit different though. They love books. They love to look at all the pictures and they sit so well during a story. They wanted to read it… right then!

If your children love a good story… this is the book for you. Hot on the Range features a paint horse named Chester and all the different ways he tries to cool off in the hot Texas sun. His good buddy Willie, a palomino, spends the story lounging under a shade tree.

Reading this story was a great opportunity to explain the different types of horses. Chester is a paint horse, which means he’s kinda spotty like a cow. (That’s how I explained it) Willie is a palomino, which means he’s blond in color. My kids were really interested in this because there are alot of horses in our neighborhood.

If your children love beautiful illustrations, this is also the book for you. David C. Bryant is the illustrator. He brings the imagery in the words to life with his fun-loving, yet lifelike illustrations.

I asked each of my girls what was their favorite part of the story. They both responded that their favorite part was when Chester was rolling around in the dirt trying to get cooled off.

Thanks so much R.D. for letting us review your book! We give it 4 hooves up! And Thank you to The Product Review Place.

Win: (1) copy of Hot on the Range by R.D. Jentsch

To Enter: Leave a comment on why your child might enjoy Hot on the Range.

* You’ll get one extra entry each if you:

1. Become a follower of the Childhood blog
2. Follow @childhood on Twitter
3. Follow @bekjents on Twitter (R.D. Jentsch)
4. Tweet about this giveaway (make sure to use @childhood in tweet so I know)
5. Blog about this giveaway and link back to the Childhood giveaway.

* Make sure to use a separate comment for each “entry”
* The deadline for entries is July 22nd, 2009, 11:59pm PST.
* The winner will be notified via email on July 30th, 2009 (make sure your email address is in your profile or comment) and will have 3 days to accept!

BlogHer ’09 Update!

I will be seeing you all at BlogHer!

I’d like to give a big shout out to Poken for being my first sponsor to BlogHer. I’m really excited about representing Poken at BlogHer ’09 because I love the product and you people all love the product. Not a day goes by that someone doesn’t ask how they can get a Poken!

They have so awesomely (my word) given me this opportunity to network and learn and of course party! Not only that… but I get to #startpoken each and every one of you! Thank you so much Poken! *highfour*

*Update* The rest of my sponsorship it being taken care of by MomTV! This is so exciting to me because I am a huge fan a nd participant on MomTV. I love the shows… The Spin Cycle… Chicks Keep Chatting… Stitch and Dish… so many great shows! I’m even contemplating one of my own…
Thank you MomTV for chosing me to help represent you at BlogHer!

Let’s show Poken and MomTV some love by visiting this blog you are reading or visit, where I am editor/moderator. Don’t forget to stop by their respective web sites that I have hyperlinked the heck out of for your convenience. :)

Much Love,


This One’s for the Girls…

Find more videos like this on bookieboo

I want to win the JVC Camcorder from @KeepItClassyJen on

Summer Shopping Blog Party!

Join me in participating in not one… but FIVE amazing giveaways! All you have to do is visit each blog and leave a comment to win something beautiful. Each blog is doing their own individual giveaways, but we have joined together to make it more fun! Each blog will hold their own drawing on August 1. Good Luck!

Want to win something amazing from ME here at Childhood!?!? Visit my shop and leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is! Deadline 11:59pm PST July 31st.

Then… visit these talented ladies for more Summer giveaway fun!

Enter to win a custom designed Fall dress in new Fall fabrics from GingerLouise ClothingEnter to win a set of hand-crafted princess hair bows & more from Boutique Lollipop
Enter to win designer fabric from Pink Polka Dot Studio

Enter to win fabulous head pieces from Bows and more by GracyLu

Tinseltown Tots and Designer Kids Feature!

Childhood has been featured on Tinseltown Tots and Designer Kids! Check out how to dress your little guy like Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber’s son, Sacha.

*Celebrity photo: Jewish National Fund (JNF) Courtesy of Tinseltown Tots

Sneak Peek… Little boys

Start grooming your little guy for Wall Street… or at least the mail room.
(This is a one of a kind… mass production coming soon)

I know… some of you may have seen a similar design while browsing Etsy. But let me assure you that my special design prevents fraying on the edges! Stay tuned!
(Let the copycats begin!)