Sonya Sahni and the First Grade: It’s International Day!

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This is a timely book in the current political climate of the U.S., where even legal immigrants are being viewed as suspiciously other. It’s strange that in a world that seems to be smaller each day, we are separating ourselves more than ever. Sonya Sahi and the First Grade: It’s International Day!   by Soma Mandel … Read more

i hate everyone but you

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“Dear Best Friend, I can already tell that I will hate everyone but you. Sincerely, Ava Helmer (that brunette who won’t leave you alone) We’re still in the same room, you weirdo. Stop crying. G” I feel like readers past a certain age aren’t going to fully grasp the artful dance of this book. If … Read more

Rockin’ Denim For Back to School

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This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I was compensated for this post. Back to school fashion for me has always meant the hottest new denim trends. Even now, the upcoming fall has me thinking about slipping into comfy jeans, gorgeous boots … Read more

Sparkle Your Way Back to School with Gymboree

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This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I was compensated for this post. Gymboree is one of the first places we head to for back-to-school style. They carry high quality uniforms for both boys and girls, but also a wide selection of … Read more

Celebrating International Day of Friendship With My Little Pony

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We are multi-generational My Little Pony fans here at the Yam. Today I have tons of exciting news to share with you about the ponyverse! Check out the two sweet videos below, plus info on a limited edition Snapchat filter, new toy collection and the upcoming movie. In collaboration with digital media company SoulPancake, Hasbro … Read more

Choosing the Safest Car for Your Family

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Sponsored post.   If you’re like me, your mind might start to glaze over at the thought of choosing a new car for your family. Practical, safe, affordable…these aren’t the sexiest terms. Combined with the onslaught of information and statistics, your mind can start to drift off to a beach somewhere with your only hard … Read more

The Typewriter’s Tale

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It will take a certain kind of person to fully appreciate this book. If, for instance, you could never make it through the densely twisting word-forests of Henry James, you will likely run screaming away to some more easily navigable, clear-cut pasture. If, however, you found yourself enthralled with every belabored word, reveling in his … Read more

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This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. Summer is the season for new growth and experiences. Personally, I always get the urge at this time of year to experiment and try new things. If you’re going to be a world-famous adventurer, you have to look the part- so I think a great place … Read more

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

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In modern parlance, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo serves up the tea. But honeychild, it does not stop with tea, it continues on serving a twelve course meal, plus some bubbling hot, sugar-encrusted pie for dessert. This is a tale of old Hollywood glamour, glistening and opulent on top yet filthy underneath. It illustrates … Read more

Happy Mother’s Day With Hallmark! #LoveHallmark

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In recent years, Hallmark has published some truly innovative and beautiful greeting cards. I’m in love with their use of dimensional elements and embellishments that give the cards a handcrafted feel. I want to share a few cards from their Mother’s Day collection with you. I wish I could send each of you a card … Read more