Story Time Saturdays: Which Way to School

When I started Story Time Saturdays, I had no idea how much I was going to fall in love with other mom's and their unscripted moments with their kids. I love this video from @thenextmartha. Her little boy is adorable. And the conversation between mother and child was classic and utterly hilarious.Take a look. Then go read your kid a book and give them a big, sloppy kiss because that's what watching this video will make you want to do.

Story Time Saturdays: Big Sharks

Man, time flies when on vacation. If it wasn't for Story Time Saturdays and Our Crazy Boys' sweet and sassy Becca sharing a story today, I really wouldn't know what day of the week it was. Becca is reading Big Sharks to Jack and is hoping you sit in for a peek.

She's also hoping you like the Story Time Saturdays button she created for me, because she's that kind of cool. If you've read, plan to read, or just want to throw blog traffic my way because you are crazy nice like that, why not jazz up your blog with some flair?

For now, enjoy the story. And be sure to stop back next Saturday for a new one.

Story Time Saturdays: Pinkalicious

Today's Story Time Saturdays reading comes from Sabrina, daughter to Ellen and big sister to Max from Love That Max. Ellen was gracious enough to share their family moment and a very energetic reading from Sabrina. Pinkalicious is the book. And I may be putting this one on Buttercup's "To Be Bought" List. Thank you, Ellen!

Oh, and by the way, please make sure to vote for Ellen. She's a finalist in the Nick Jr. Parents' Picks 2010 Awards for Best Parenting Blog.

Story Time Saturdays: Skippyjon Jones

Welcome to my first Story Time Saturdays post. I'd apologize for the barely-contained Mexi-fro and the scary face (read: no make-up) but somehow figured dolling up at 7 p.m. to get my daughter into bed for her nightly story routine would have totally screamed "Poser!" So let's focus on the moment here, people, shall we?

Today's video is our reading of Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner. I think I love reading this one to Buttercup just as much as she loves hearing it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOLULAmwxW0

Vlog on

I have a million blog posts in my head, sitting right alongside the 25k I waiting to be placed on the screen to finish up the book. That's right, people. I'm almost done with a book. Like, an entire one. The thought is way too surreal.

Anyway, I want to go the easy route today because I'm way behind on my writing schedule and really need to be a good little writer. So I'm going to use this post to let you know about a new feature I'm adding to my blog as of tomorrow. It's going to be called Story Time Saturdays and the plan is to showcase vlog posts showing myself or other writing peoples reading favorite stories to their children. Reading to Buttercup is a huge part of our relationship and I want to share that. I have a few writers lined up to share story time with their own kiddos and will choose my own favorites to throw in once or twice a month. More if the well runs dry.

Keep in mind, though...while Saturdays post is going to be family friendly, Friday's post might not be. I promise to do my best to limit the F-bombs to Sunday to Thursday...but please keep my #pottymouth tag in mind when sitting down with your kids to listen to a new tale on Saturdays. Bottom line? Just have the video cued up and ready to be safe if your kids can read. I'm still living down The Great Dam Gammit Incident of 2008 with my own child, and don't need any added guilt to add to my already tarnished Mom of the Year award points if your kids start repeating what I say.

And with that, I'm off to work on that making myself a famous writer thing.