It is 1990, Seattle is booming and the AIDS epidemic rages. Avery Willard, a divorced commercial real estate broker at the peak of his career keeps his awareness of others, and himself, locked down. When the consequences of his adolescent behavior snap the lock he is forced to confront his contradictions and awakening consciousness. This fast moving yet character driven novel centers on relationships among men: personal, professional, and most poignantly, between foacter driven novel centers on relationships among men: personal, professional, and most poignantly, between four generations of fathers and sons. It is also about men and women, power and sex, and money. As Avery struggles with his demons the mood is dark, but humor and insight never fail to illuminate this story about men’s humanity, and the empathy and compassion they cloak from others, and themselves.… read more
Whether you want to read along with your child or gift it to a kid who's too shy to ask questions, books can be a great resource for teaching children about their changing bodies, relationships and emotions. From sexual education and child development experts, real parents and the help of real children, these are the best books about sexuality and the human body for children of all ages, from retailers like Amazon, Target and Walmart.
School's out, and as the temperatures start to heat up, creating a summer reading list is a cool way for parents to connect with their kids and foster a love of learning. This month, Save the Children has launched a reading campaign, 100 Days of Reading, to get kids excited about books.
"Knowing what's at stake for children in America in terms of summer learning loss was a motivating factor for Save the Children to create this easy-to-do 100 Days of Reading campaign," said Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children. "Read a Story, Change Their Story has the potential to make transformational change for children. We've set an ambitious goal to log 100 million minutes of reading this summer to benefit every child and hope you'll join us."
We've rounded up a list of page-turners by age group to entertain your kiddos and make them want to pick up a book and not put it down during the lazy days of summer. Help Save the Children reach 100 million minutes by logging your reading time together with the kids.
We all want our kids to read more, but finding the right e-reader for them can be tricky. We've broken down the specs on all the best e-readers on the market to let you know which device will have your kid devouring the most e-books.
If your kids immediately go to glowing electronics to keep themselves entertained, it's time to get them thinking outside the box. And brain teasers are the perfect place to start. From games to activity books to classic puzzles like Rubik's Cube, brain teasers will get your little ones using their noodle and developing cognitive-strategy and decision-making skills while having fun. The brain teasers below, available at popular retailers including Target and Amazon, are perfect for everyone from toddler to pre-teen, and are a great way to unplug and connect with each other. In a world consumed by iPads and TV, even one hour away from the screen is a step in the right direction.
Graduation season is upon us and children, teens and young adults everywhere are getting ready to take that next—and very big step—in their lives. Whether your kids are getting ready to go to school for the first time or saying goodbye to school for the very last, this time of year is full of emotions, especially for parents. As we aim to arm our kids with all the knowledge and inspire them as much as we can, we also know that sometimes the best encouragement can come from none other than a wonderful book. Books about graduation are not only written to rouse good feelings and spark creativity, but also are meant to calm those jitters about the impending future. Whether your little one is embarking on the their first days of kindergarten or your 20-something is jetting off into the adult world all on their own, these 12 books aim to excite, energize and shed a light on what lies ahead. Congrats grads!
There's nothing better than getting brand new supplies at the start of the school year, and these Dr. Seuss themed items inspired by the beloved children's book author feature the famed, quirky cartoon designs that fans young and old love most. Check out our roundup of colorful pencils, pens, notebooks and more that make heading back to class this season super cool!
It can hard for teens (and parents, let's be honest) to know which brands to buy when they start wearing makeup. We've put together a list of great beauty brands and makeup products for teenagers to try.
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!
Whether your kid is trying to master the art of comedy or just needs a break from the electronics, a joke book can be a great way to get them reading. Reading jokes books can help your kids build vocabulary, improve social skills and develop problem-solving skills by figuring out silly riddles. Check out these cool, clean and kid-approved joke books from retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.
Teen girls are notorious for experimenting with different styles and trying out new interests. To ensure your gift doesn't become the thing that collects dust in her closet, we've rounded up six foolproof ideas. The best part? Every gift on our list is less than $50.