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Have You Read the 2017 Newbery Medal Book?

Have You Read the 2017 Newbery Medal Book?

The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill is 2017’s winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal for children’s literature. If you have not read it please buy it for your whole family, it is really a stunning work of literature and art.

“Moonlight is magic. Ask anyone you like.” Barnhill’s story is also pure magic, distinguished by careful development of a complex plot and indelible evocation of unique characters. Love, heartbreak, hope, sorrow, and wonder all shine in exquisite, lyrical prose.
 
 “This compassionate, hopeful novel invites children everywhere to harness their power, and ask important questions about what keeps us apart and what brings us together”  Newbery Medal Committee Chair Thom Barthelmess.
We found the book impossible to put down and the whole family enjoyed the complex twisty turny story. You will not be disappointed in this modern classic. (Ages 10+ as a general rule.)
If you need more find the 2017 Newbery Honor books here:
Wolf Hollow, by Lauren Wolk

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Easter Basket Stuffers

Easter Basket Stuffers

These toys are a toddler and a parents dream. Cheap, easy to buy and loads of imaginative fun for everyone. Who doesn’t love flying their helicopter around the kitchen or loading up sand with the dump truck out back? The best thing about these plastic toys is that they are all American made. So while you stuff those Easter baskets this week you can feel good about keeping jobs here at home. You should really check out American Plastic Toys for some really great deals on awesome spring and summer toys for your whole family.

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Spring Value Set – Perfect for that new sandbox you intend to build in the backyard right? ($11)

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7 Piece Sand Digging Set – Load up the sand and move it with this awesome set. ($14)

Hubby and Wifey Mugs

Hubby and Wifey Mugs

Answer: gourmet coffee, premade meals, a 30min babysitting session so they can nap and these awesome mugs to put the gourmet coffee in. Question: What should I get my buddy and his wife who just had a kid? The first few days, weeks, months with a newborn are super challenging for even the most hardened couple. So give them a hand, some food, and some good coffee and they will love you forever. These Hubby and  Wifey mugs will remind your friends that they were “they” for a long time before their new life with baby, has made them thin versions of their once vibrant selves. The mugs will also remind them that things get easier and spending alone time with each other will happen once again. It wouldn’t hurt for you to remind them of all this as well, as the BFF of course.

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There Is Still Time – Holiday For Her

Suggestion: Forget about your wife being a “mom” and get her something that will make her feel like her own “woman.” The other part of this, of course, is making sure you give her some time to herself to actually enjoy it so budget time and money accordingly. Here are our suggestions for the woman you decided to have kids with.

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Meraki Nomad Smudge Stick ($12) A+ for presentation and anything smells better than dirty diapers.

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Brooklinen Luxe Core Set ($149) You don’t spend enough time in bed but when you do, make it count.

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Custom New York Times Front Page Jigsaw Puzzle ($45) For 10 minutes of sanity that doesn’t include colorful cartoon characters.

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Sleepy Jones Marina Pajama Shirt ($138) Best sleep shirt ever.

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Bibliobath Waterproof W.B Yeats Cloths of Heaven & Other Poems ($22) Because a bath and a book sounds great.

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Blue Bottle Coffee Subscription ($7+) She needs coffee. Give her good coffee.

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Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant Cookbook ($24) Tips from the best.

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Solitare Cards ($14) She could use the downtime.

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Splendies Subscription ($13+) Send her new underwear every month without feeling like a horny husband.

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Everlane Chunky Wool Infinity Scarf ($85) Because everyone is wearing these. It is sure to be on all the “holiday gifts for wife” lists.

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Clay Handprint & Footprint Keepsake Photo Wall Frame ($23) Ok, we said this list was for the woman you married, not mom, but she’s still sentimental and will probably dig this.

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Kinfolk Subscription ($60) Hell of a lot better than US Weekly.

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Causebox Subscription ($55 / quarter) A subscription box that does good and showers your wife with new items throughout the year.

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Utter Nonsense Game ($23) Adult game night…

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33 Bottles of Wine Tasting Journal ($5) …goes great with wine.

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Kohler Moxie Rainhead with Wireless Speaker ($168) She just wants 15 mins to herself – now she can catch up on Serial in the shower.

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Indoor Culinary Herb Garden Starter Kit ($35) Fresh grown herbs make everything taste better.

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Ten Cup Classic Chemex Pourover Coffee Maker ($48) Forget the drip. Go pour-over.

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Rock Pillows ($120) Because she can never have enough pillows and these are just cool.

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Quip ($50) Looks great and you never have to bother buying another toothbrush ever again.

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A5 Memobottle ($25) Traditional water bottles don’t play nice with purses.

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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon ($14) For a little inspiration.

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Cuyana Classic Leather Zipper Tote ($195) She’s tired of the diaper bag. Get her something nice that can still carry a couple kids’ necessities.

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Matching Friendship Collar & Bracelet ($35) She has a bond with her dog that kind of makes you jealous.

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Luckies of London Scratch Map ($26) It feels good to visualize all the places you’ve traveled to before the kids came along.

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A Very Naughty Girl E-Reader Cover ($30) A punch of personality.

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I Miss Drugs Mug ($11) Because, yeah.

Still looking for more? Check out our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide here.

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