Summer is here and that means it's time to relish in all the fun it brings. From trips to the beach or playing in your very own backyard, summertime means fun time. Of course, it also means the sun will be shining, bringing hotter temperatures to your area. What better way to cool off than with a homemade popsicle? We love making our own popsicles not only is it a fun family activity, but because it ensures that we know exactly what's in them. From healthy fruit and even a sneaky vegetable or two, homemade popsicles are a great healthy snack for kids, and they're delicious, too. These seven popsicle molds come in great shapes and colors, your kids will love pulling them out of the freezer on a hot summer day! The best part is that these molds can be used for many summers to come.
It's no secret that moms struggle with looking well-rested, and the reason is that they just simply aren't! Whether you have a newborn, a teen or anything in between at home, chances are you are not getting as much sleep as you should. And while we advocate for resting and self-care, sometimes it's just not possible. That's why taking care of your skin is of the utmost importance. Lack of sleep can make your skin dull and make your fine lines more pronounced, but these 10 amazing anti-aging products will give your skin the boost it so badly needs. Do you know what the best part is? It's that they are all under $25 at Walmart! These moisturizers, serums, cleansers and more will help moms fight off wrinkles and make it look like they got a full night's sleep!
Here's a little food for thought...making homemade meals for your babe doesn't have to be a big challenge. In fact, thanks to the advanced features of baby food makers on the market these days, whipping up healthy meals, snacks and smoothies is a piece of cake for parents. With so many models to choose from, we've helped narrow it down to top-rated, dishwasher-safe designs that blend, chop, steam, mash and even warm bottles. Using a baby food maker is the perfect way to produce healthy, wholesome meals to satisfy even the pickiest palettes while transforming mom and dad into master chefs who can feel confident knowing all of the ingredients and healthy nutrients that are still in the foods that baby is consuming. Check out our roundup of fab food processors and accessories guaranteed to make your kid go bananas for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Whether you have twins, triplets or multiple kids of different but close ages, it can be hard to find products that aren't designed to care for one baby at a time. From extra wide rocking chairs to double baby carriers, we've rounded up the best, most useful products for parents of multiples. Check out our round-up and make taking care of your crew of kiddos a little bit easier.
To mark the start of the FIFA Women's World Cup on June 7th, we've stepped away from the sidelines to select the coolest soccer gear that your girl is sure to get a kick out of on and off the field. "We're so excited for the Cup, as it is a great reminder of not only why we love the sport of soccer, but it is a showcase some of the best athletes in the world – strong, positive female role models for young girls," says Katy Slater, Director of Product Development for Soccer Shots. "Participating in soccer provides girls with the opportunity to set tangible goals and work to achieve those goals. Being able to see themselves work hard and accomplish something builds self-confidence on the field and in life."
We've rounded up the best gear guaranteed to score some major cool points for mom and dad. Check out these fab finds to help your soccer star make some smooth moves.
Nordstrom's Half-Yearly sale is here, which means there are markdowns all over the site on your favorite brands. You might not know what you're searching for just yet, but to help you navigate and sift through the seemingly endless products, we've rounded up our favorite discounted items to check out now through June 2. From deals on sturdy walking shoes for your little one to essential baby gear, tis the season to order shiny new items for the whole family right to your doorstep. Move quickly before they sell out!
We are so excited that some of our favorite luxe baby brands are now available at Walmart. These mom-loved brands are now at our go-to store. This means everything just got that much easier, which is great considering life with a new baby is just that much harder. Plus, not only can current parents shop for these amazing items, expecting parents can now create one registry that includes everything they need from low-to-high price points, all in one place. Whether you're shopping for nursery items like cribs or something for yourself, like a chic diaper bag, Walmart has got all your needs covered!
June 1st is National Pineapple day, which gives us the perfect reason to celebrate one of the best fruits of the summer. We just can't help but think of warm weather and sunny days when pineapples are around. Lucky for us, there's so many different pineapple print clothes, toys and gifts that are perfect for the beach, pool, vacation or even for year-round pineapple enthusiasts. Here are 10 awesome pineapple products.
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Whether it's kindergarten, elementary school, high school or college, watching someone you love takes that next step in their future calls for a party! After all that hard work, your graduate deserves a celebration to remember. We've rounded up 10 great graduation party decor ideas to make it the best fete ever! From banners to cupcake toppers, these decorations are sure to send your graduate off in style!
Et si Wonderland, le pays des merveilles, existait…Dans la réalité, Alice est une icône sex & drugs & rock n’roll, que ses excès o...nt menée où elle se trouve aujourd’hui, entre la vie et la mort, entre rêve et réalité... Au pays des merveilles, la... read more
The prequel to the number one bestselling Attack on Titan and winner of the Diamond Gem Award for best manga continues! KEEP YOUR ...FRIENDS CLOSE As the days dwindle before the Survey Corps' last chance at an expedition, the need to train with their new... read more
Liz works for Cam, an entrepreneur who owns businesses all over Australia. Usually Liz is cool and composed on the job, but this t...ime she's in trouble. The woman who was supposed to escort Cam to a party that night cancelled at the last minute! Cam... read more
Step into the Bestiary for all-new tales of the LeMarchand Device and its guardians! This first issue contains the start of a six-...part serial written by Mark Miller (CLIVE BARKER'S NEXT TESTAMENT) and Ben Meares (HELLRAISER ANNUAL 2013), and drawn by... read more
Forty years ago, Englands greatest adventurers shattered their friendship, making a terrible choice that would come to haunt human...ity. Forty years later, when shes sent on a desperate rescue operation to Scotlands Loch Ness, secret agent Matilda Finn faces the consequences of that choice and questions her already-loose ties to human society. CollectsMidnight Society: The Black Lake#1#4.A gem of a comic book.Oscar Maltby, NewsaramaDrew Johnson has drawn a beautifully elucidated world . . . The word impeccable comes to mind.Walter Simonson read more
This book is about a perfect summer vacation turned into a night mare caused by vampires. It takes place in the mountains of West ...Virginia at a very beautiful and peaceful lake. This lake was one of the most popular vacation spots that people from all over the country would come and visit. Two teenagers manage to escape and they find a priest and some vampire hunters. They want to get revenge for their families and their friends they met at camp. They intend on making this lake peaceful and safe once again. read more
Human beings, regardless of intelligence, have a remarkable capacity to wholeheartedly accept completely irrational beliefs, even ...when all the evidence is against them. There are so many things that cannot be explained rationally (as least, not yet) and this is where religion becomes important.The more irrational the belief, the more prepared people are to defend it, even die for it, or kill for it. As science slowly illuminates more of the universe for us, we seem to retreat more deeply into extra-rational systems of thought. Since scientific fact offers no emotional support or no sense of an overarching meaning for our lives, it seems cold and clinical when compared to the sometimes overwhelming experience of religious worship, especially when practiced in a group.The Society tells the story of Nick Bowne, who joins a religious cult as a teenager, seduced by the promise that he can get anything he wants. Anything including girls, money, cars it doesnt matter what you pray for, hes told. The act of prayer itself will develop his inner potential.During Nicks five years as a member of the Society for World Peace, he learns that what you want is not always what you think it is and that the truth has an infinity of layers. Peel one back, and theres always another layer underneath.This is a novel not only about religion and belief, but about love and desire. Its a fast-paced easy read, and I think youll enjoy it.This novel was inspired by my experiences in a religious organization but it is a work of fiction, not a memoir. With the exception of two minor details, nothing in it happened as described. The characters, while inspired by real persons, are concoctions of my imagination.Nothing is true; everything is permitted.Hassan i Sabbah read more
Drew Edward Johnson's genre-breaking creator-owned series continues! The search for a missing research team leads Secret Agent Mat...ilda Finn underneath Loch Ness with submarine driver Billy Wetherell. Things are not as they seem under the black lake, as Billy soon loses contact with the rest of the search-and-rescue crew and finds himself trapped with a horrifying creature! read more
"**They transformed her into a monster killer, but she was already something else!** Forty years ago, England's greatest adventure...rs cast aside their friendship, making a choice that would come to haunt humanity. Now, secret agent Matilda Finn will face the consequences of that choice as she aids in a frantic rescue operation at Scotland's Loch Ness, where something terrible is waiting to draw her into the fight of her life! Drew Johnson (_Wonder Woman_) brings his first creator-owned series to Dark Horse! **Praise for Drew Edward Johnson:** Drew Johnson has drawn a beautifully elucidated world . . . The word ˜impeccable' comes to mind.Walter Simonson ""Drew's work always takes me by surprisenot because it isn't always striking and beautiful, darker and more intensely fluid (how else to describe it?), but because it gets better and better as you get further into the tale. Dan Brereton" read more
Midnight: Rise of the Black Vampires is Part Novel, Part Graphic Novel, All VampireAmber Wharton was brought up knowing that there... are special people who have special abilities, abilities which increase as they grow older. These people are called Vampires and fifteen year old Amber is one of them. She is a little faster and a little stronger than her classmates. She has all the problems of the average teenager, except for her daily need to consume blood.Nightmares brought on by puberty have forced her to live with her mother in Angel Beach, California. She is faced with a new school, new friends, and a host of new emotions. She is a member of the Uhura coven; members of her coven's eyes outline yellow when their vampire powers are used...Amber hasn't received her powers yet.Amber goes to school with humans and prowls around the big city at night. She has to deal with puberty,social issues and other nearby vampire covens... falling in love with a human only complicates matters. read more
Beneath the surface of Loch Ness, Matilda Finn flees for her life and discovers the missing cryptozoologist she was searching for.... Can the lost MI: Omega leader be savedand does he even deserve saving? Questions and answers bubble to the surface in the penultimate issue. * Drew Edward Johnson's action-packed, creator-owned series! read more
The Whiting Awardwinning author of the story collection Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing delivers her enchanting debut nove...l, set in 1916 Tennessee: a rich and rewarding tale of two flawed yet endearing grifters who pursue women, wealth, and a surprisingly valuable commodity for the troops in Europemules.A middle-aged Irish immigrant, Billy has a gift for illusionmaking damaged objects look new. His companion, Charles, the smooth-tongued teenage son of a prostitute, is a natural salesman, just like the mythical father hes never met. Longtime horse traders and partners, theyve recently turned their talents to trading mules. But in the summer of 1916, these seasoned grifters skilled in the art of the underhanded deal have just been swindled themselves. Theyre saddled with the one thing they may not be able to unload: a gorgeous, murderous black mare named The Midnight Cool.Charles should have listened to Catherine, the beautiful, rebellious daughter of Leland Hatcher, the richest man in Richfield, Tennessee, and the former owner of The Midnight Cool. The horse would be worth a fortuneif she werent a verified man-killer who attacks on sight. Charles and Billy are rooted in this muggy town until they can miraculously retrain their recalcitrant mare, and in the shadow of the growing inevitability of war, their bond begins to fray. Falling in love with Catherineand under the spell of the deceitful, wealthy Leland, the vision of himself hed like to beCharles pulls away from the older man.Despite their growing distance, Billy and Charles find their business thriving when the war in Europe pushes the demand for mules sky-high and the United States enters the fight. But when a trade goes terribly wrong, Charles is forced to reevaluate his allegiance to his country, the moral implications of his lifestyle, his relationship with Catherine, and, ultimately, his mysterious and surprisingly deep connection to Billy.Populated by spirited, memorable characters, The Midnight Cool is a startlingly profound tale of aspiration, loyalty, and loveand the eternal search for something lasting in a transitory world. read more
...distant hooves beat time with the name. Nick Nick Nicholas Nick, they cantered. A melody began that danced along on the magical... words...'It's 1960 in an Australian country town - a time well before smartphones and social media. Fourteen-year-old Sandra, a shy but ambitious piano student, is on a journey of discovery. She's secretly in love with Nick Morgan, but he's already left school and hardly knows she exists.Everything changes when she finally gets to know Nick at a polocrosse carnival. Even her best friend and Sandra's beautiful piano become less important. But she is swept out of her depth by events which test the value of her friendships and challenge her in ways she could never have imagined.'A truly absorbing tale for teenagers.' - Barbara Ker Wilson AM, University of Queensland Press (Ret.)'There are so many beautiful passages, lovingly felt moments and deft touches that will strike the reader back to the purity of their own childhood, first love and love of the land that make for inescapable reading. I can thoroughly recommend it.' - Tom Thompson, ABC Radio 702'A delightful coming-of-age story about first love, teenage dreams and the courage to face reality... all told through a filter of beautiful music...' - Candida Baker read more
One year ago Megan lost her elder brother in a motorbike accident which she survivedNow, on the anniversary of his death, she retu...rns to the bridge where it happened to find two teenagers waiting for her; big, silent Ty and abrasive, annoying Holly.Dared to go with them on their Midnight Run, Megan quickly realises that something is not quite right. How can they run for kilometres without losing their breath? Who are the children that Holly is Tracking and how is she doing it? How can Ty open locked doors with only a touch? Why does Megan suddenly know thing she shouldnt? And why cant anyone see them?And then theres the fire, where Ty unveils his own strange, unsettling powers and forces Megan to confront her past read more
A fast-paced historicalmystery adventure for readers aged 9+ years, with gorgeous Edwardian period detail.Perfect for fans of Chri...s Riddell's Goth Girl series, Enid Blyton and Robin Stevens's Murder Most Unladylike series.You are cordially invited to Sinclairs Midnight Peacock Ball!The festive season has come to Sinclairs and Sophie and Lil are spending the holidays at snowy Winter Hall. But it turns out that this is no ordinary house party . . .Assinister secretscome to light, ourintrepid heroinesfind themselves faced with a morebaffling mysterythan ever before!With the help of their friends, can they uncover the truth in time to foil a trulydiabolical plot?Or will Mr Sinclairs New Years Eve Midnight Peacock Ball spelldisasterfor the dauntless young detectives?Prepare for shocks and surprises in the thrilling conclusion to the Sinclairs Mysteries!Praise forThe Midnight Peacock:'Katherine Woodbine brings her tautly plotted Edwardian series The Sinclair's Mysteries to a stylish conclusion, in a book filled with deft characterisation and delectable period detail.' TheGuardian******Praise for The Clockwork Sparrow:'A wonderful book, with a glorious heroine and a true spirit of adventure KatherineRundell,authorofRooftoppersA real page-turner, it has murders, spies and gangs of thieves. Thrilling! Indiana, aged 10 years,LoveReadingforKidsreviewer'Dastardliness on a big scale is uncovered in this well-plotted, evocative novel' - Nicolette Jones,The Sunday Times'It's a dashing plot, an atmospheric setting and an extensive and imaginative cast. Katherine Woodfine handles it all with aplomb' - Julia Eccleshare,Guardian'An incredible read full of mystery, wonder and adventure...This is now one of my top ten.'- Celeste, age 13 years, LoveReading4Kids reviewerThe Midnight Peacockis the fourthbook in the Sinclair's Mysteries quartet. The other two books are the bestsellingThe Clockwork Sparrow,The Jewelled Mothand The Painted Dragon.Katherine Woodfine is a true champion of childrens literature. Until 2015 she was Arts Project Manager for Booktrust, where she project-managed the Children's Laureateship and YALC, the UKs first Young Adult Literature Convention, curated by Malorie Blackman.She is part of the founding team at Down the Rabbit Hole, a monthly show for Resonance FM discussing childrens literature.Katherine blogs at followtheyellow.co.uk. She lives in London. read more
Quiet misfit Rose doesn't expect to fall in love with the sleepy beach town of Leonora. Nor does she expect to become fast friends... with beautiful, vivacious Pearl Kelly, organizer of the high school float at the annual Harvest Festival parade. It's better not to get too attached when Rose and her father live on the road, driving their caravan from one place to the next whenever her dad gets itchy feet. But Rose can't resist the mysterious charms of the town or the popular girl, try as she might.Pearl convinces Rose to visit Edie Baker, once a renowned dressmaker, now a rumored witch. Together Rose and Edie hand-stitch an unforgettable dress of midnight blue for Rose to wear at the Harvest Festivala dress that will have long-lasting consequences on life in Leonora, a dress that will seal the fate of one of the girls. Karen Foxlee's breathtaking novel weaves friendship, magic, and a murder mystery into something moving, real, and distinctly original. read more
Darcy Jones doesn't remember anything before the day she was abandoned as a child outside a Chicago firehouse. She has never reall...y belonged anywherebut she couldn't have guessed that she comes from an alternate world where the Great Chicago Fire didn't happen and deadly creatures called Shades terrorize the human population.Memories begin to haunt Darcy when a new boy arrives at her high school, and he makes her feel both desire and desired in a way she hadn't thought possible. But Conn's interest in her is confusing. It doesn't line up with the way he first looked at her.As if she were his enemy.When Conn betrays Darcy, she realizes that she can't rely on anythingnot herself, not the laws of nature, and certainly not him. Darcy decides to infiltrate the Shadow Society and uncover the Shades' latest terrorist plot. What she finds out will change her world forever . . .In this smart, compulsively readable novel, master storyteller Marie Rutkoski has crafted an utterly original world, characters you won't soon forget, and a tale full of intrigue and suspense. read more
Leona works at her family’s company, where, ever since she was a child, she has hidden her feelings for her second cousin Boyd, wh...o is the heir to the company. When he sees Leona at a party, Boyd abruptly hugs and kisses her, but Leona knows he is to... read more
When Nate sneaks into Ivor Wynne Stadium to check out the midnight games that are keeping his neighborhood up at night, he knew so...mething wasn't right, but he had no idea how strangeand deadlythings would be. He has stumbled upon one of the rituals of the Resurrection Church of the Ancients, and soon his days and nights are dogged by ancient books, giant centipedes, and geometric curses that bring death down upon you in the form of glowing hounds. In this thrilling young adult novel, set in gritty, postindustrial Hamilton, David Neil Lee blends the rich horror of H. P. Lovecraft with the pace of a modern mystery. read more
Blake Nelson was at the top of his game. A high school phenom in football and basketball. He was Americas next big superstar, and ...then his whole life was changed when a group of dangerous criminals came into town, wreaking havoc on the city of Orlando with a terrifying crime wave. They were like ghosts, infiltrating highly secured buildings, then disappearing with millions in cash and jewels without leaving the slightest trace of evidence. The city was hopeless until Blake decided to become an unstoppable crime fighter like his father who was killed in action as the captain for Seal Team Six.He was hot on their trail and about to bring them down, but when they finally meet, Blake discovers a mind-blowing secret that nearly brings him to his knees. read more
All four books in the popular The Black Stockings Society series now in one fun box set!Power PlayMousy Mary Reyland discovers her... inner vixen when she meets her new boss.A Gentlemans OfferYvette Coulier wants to live a life of luxury and gets her wish from an unexpected Prince Charming.Body ChemistryBrenda Everton learns to mix business with pleasure when she reunites with the one man determined to win her heart.Round the ClockAnna Marie Williams dreams of one night with her high school crush, but gets a lot more when he reenters her life in a surprising way.Dara Girard, an award-winning, bestselling author of more than thirty novels, continues to gain readers with titles such as "Just One Look" and "Unexpected Pleasure" read more
Welcome to SPERO HEIGHTS...a quaint little town full of secrets and second chances, where supernaturals who have lost their bump i...n the night go to recover. Tucked in the wooded Ozark Mountains, the humans are rarely cause for concern, but the citizens of Spero Heights have enough troubles of their own.Graham Pierce, the beloved mayor of Spero Heights, has finally returned home but he's not alone.After a wild vampire chase prompted by one of Dr. Delph's visions, he stumbles across an apocalyptic affair resulting from his failure. The vampire in question is dead, leaving a curiously strong vampling in his place. Graham can't explain his fascination with her, and he has no idea what bringing her back to his quiet little haven in the Ozarks could mean for him or for all of Spero Heights.Eliza Wilson shouldn't have gone to her ten-year class reunion. Certainly not right after losing her job, and most definitely not after being served divorce papers by her husband's attorney and latest conquest. When her high school stalker corners her in the parking lot for a little love bite and she wakes up with a more literal thirst for vengeance, that's the last straw. Hell hath no fury, because she brought it all back with her. read more
Set against the fascinating and moody backdrop of a mysterious boarding school, this intricately crafted novel is filled with magi...cal realism, gothic settings, and the perfect hint of romance.Seventeen-year-old Penny is a lead dancer at the Grande Teatro, a finishing school where she and eleven other young women are training to become the finest ballerinas in Italy. Tucked deep in the woods, the school is overseen by the mysterious and handsome young Master, who keeps the girls ensconced in the estate and in the only life Penny has ever known.But when flashes of memories memories of a life very different from the one she thinks shes been leading start to appear, Penny begins to question the Grande Teatro and the motivations of Master. With a kind and attractive kitchen boy, Cricket, at her side, Penny vows to escape the confines of her school and the strict rules that dictate every step she takes. But at every turn, Master finds a way to stop her, and Penny must uncover the secrets of her past before its too late.Debut author Nikki Katz delivers a unique and haunting twist on a classic fairy tale with The Midnight Dance, chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads.Praise for The Midnight Dance:"Deliciously dark and twisty, taking you on a luscious ride."Suzanne Lazear, author of the Aether Chronicles seriesWell-written and charming. Jennifer McKenzie, reader on SwoonReads.comA beautifully written story. Chen Yan Chang, reader on SwoonReads.com read more
If McBride is trying to provethat if you change one life, you change the worldshe succeeds magnificently.BooklistFrom the author o...f the acclaimed novel We Are Called to Rise comes a jewel of a novel (BookPage) about four vivid and complicated women in Las Vegas whose lives become connected by secrets, courage, tragedies, and small acts of kindness.Fun-loving and rebellious, twenty-one-year-old June Stein abandons the safe world of her New Jersey childhood for edgy 1950s Las Vegas. For the next 60 years, June will dare to live boldly. She will upend conventions, risk her heart and her life, rear a child, lose a child, love more than one man, and stand up for more than one woman.Junes story will intertwine with those of three unlikely strangers: a one-time mail order bride from the Philippines, a high school music teacher, and a young mother from Mexico working as a hotel maid. Knit together around Junes explosive secret, they forge a future that none of them foresee.This jubilant, compassionate novel explores the unexpected ways that life connects us, changes us, and even perfects us. A powerful story of lust and of hope, of redemption and of compassion, In the Midnight Room is a smart, sagacious novel about womanhood, family bonds, and how we live in America now. read more
This is a short picture story of a small boy Aman who landed his grandfather in trouble by not listening to him. But his bravery a...nd love for his grandfather saves the grandfather’s life.This story helps children to learn about different weather... read more
A runaway teen accused of murdering her minister stepfather hitchhikes to Alaska only to learn that the past can have stronger bar...s than any jail. Eight years later at a time when women's voices were seldom heard, Belle seeks freedom by confronting her demented mother and the ghost of the stepfather who raped her. But who really killed the minister? Belle and Charlotte, from diverse backgrounds, form an unlikely friendship and explore whether life outcomes result from innate character, from an accident of birth, or from some unknown forces that some call fate, some call God. They meet in Las Vegas in 1955 when BELLE WILLIAMS at age 23 had been on the run for eight years. CHARLOTTE (Charlie) FORCE left her attorney husband and wants a divorce. Belle is homesick and struggles with loneliness. She ponders the parallel between the way that happiness eludes her and how the Alaskan sun escapes the midnight sky for a few minutes at summer solstice. It gives her hope that her happiness will return, the same way the sun returns shortly after midnight. She longs to sing in her brother Jesse's country band One Night Stand, that is, if she can get out of jail. Charlie has troubles of her own. Her powerful husband OLIVER FORCE is contesting her divorce and wants her back. He's the best defense lawyer in the country and Charlie needs him to defend Belle, but his price is that Charlie returns to him. Belle is sent back to Nashville to face trial. Frank, the cop who arrested her, admits he has fallen for her and travels from Las Vegas to Sweetwater Creek in search of her innocence or guilt. Country bands struggle with change in the mid-fifties when rock and pop is creating a new sound in country music. Jesse argues with his cousin, the manager of the group, to update their music, but his cousin says, Rockabilly and Elvis Presley will soon be fuckin' memories. Jesse's cousin has dominated him since they were children but when the band is unable to get work, Jesse stands up to him and threatens to leave the band if they don't change. read more