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Alabama Mom Takes to Facebook to Find Mystery Woman and Apologize for Daughters’ Behavior

When Kyesha Smith Wood found out her 13-year-old daughter and step daughter had behaved at the showing of Cinderella she dropped them off for, she was shocked and embarrassed. So embarrassed, in fact, that she was determined to find the woman they had offended and apologize to her. Wood said after the children came back […]

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My Review of Eileen Wacker’s ‘Black Tortoise and the Dynasty Dragon’

In Eileen Wacker’s fifth addition of the Fujimini Adventure Series, the animals of Fujimini Island notice a mysterious Turtle Boat on the shores of the island. The Black Tortoise, one of the Samurai Warriors, is visiting the island with a special mission- but what exactly is his mission? Orange Bunny listens in on a conversation […]

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Mom’s Facebook Friends’ Picture Comments Lead to Life Saving Diagnosis for her Daughter

When Tara Taylor posted a candid picture of her three-year-old daughter on Facebook she had no idea how glad she would be that she did. While most people who looked at the picture would assume that simple flash had caused little Rylee’s red eye, a few of Tara’s friends knew better. Tara reported that several […]

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My Review of Eileen Wacker’s ‘Silent Samurai and the Magnificent Rescue’

After hearing that Samurai are coming to Fujimini Island, Purple Penguin is eager to plan a big welcome party for their guests. He runs to tell all his friends on the Island, but others don’t react the way he thought they would. Not everyone is as excited for the warriors’ arrival as he is- but […]

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‘The Tonight Show’ Lip Sync Battles Are Becoming an Epic TV Show

There is no doubt that one of the most popular parts of Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show” has been his hilarious lip sync battles with his various celebrity guests. The game works by pitting celebrities against each other to lip sync to two or three songs of their choice making it look as real as […]

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Why This Mom’s Bikini Picture Went Viral

For many families, spring break is just around the corner, or already happening- so if any moms are going on on a beach trip and worried about covering up, blogger and mother of three, Rachel Hollis, has a very important and inspiring message for you. After her recent family beach trip, Rachel shared a picture […]

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Chinese Families Prepare to Pay Respects to Ancestors During the Qingming Festival

In a few weeks, many Chinese families will begin preparations for the upcoming holiday known as the Qingming Festival. Also called Ancestors’ Day or Tomb Sweeping Day, the traditional Chinese festival happens each year on fifteenth day after the Spring Equinox, which this year makes it April 4th. Qingming Jie literally translates to the “pure […]

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Interviews

Eileen’s Interview with Education Views

Eileen recently had an opportunity to talk with Michael Shaughnessy of Education Views about the Fujimini series in general and Red Penguin and the Missing Sushi in particular. …it came to my attention there was a shortage of children’s book that highlighted Asian culture in a mainstream way. My oldest daughter is adopted from China […]

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All Parents With Preschool Aged Children Should Check Out This New Television Show

Based on the books by Jim and Kate McMullan, The Stinky and Dirty Show describes the adventures of two best friends who become unlikely heroes. Stinky is a garbage truck and his new friend Dirty is a backhoe loader, who have to put their heads together to solve a big mess that they have accidentally […]

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Even Ellen DeGeneres Can’t Hold Back Tears After Giving an Amazing Teacher the Surprise of Her Life

Ellen DeGeneres is known for her random acts of enormous kindness and her love for surprising others, so when she heard about a heroic teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she just had to acknowledge her amazing deeds on the show. But of course, in Ellen fashion, she wanted it to be a complete surprise. Sonya […]

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