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Sofie Sunday: Book Review on Urgency Emergency! Choking Wolf by Dosh Archer

Hello, everyone! Today, I’m going to do this review about a book that I and my little brother love. I found it at the Big Bad Wolf sale while I was hunting for books. I suddenly saw it and took a peek inside it and I decided to bring it in my cart for deciding which books I would get. It was such a good thing to get, because my brother likes it a lot and wants me to read all over and over again. Here’s a picture of the book with the title:

Urgency Emergency! Choking Wolf
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The story is about a wolf, who is choking because he swallowed someone. The doctor, Glenda, who is a dog, and the nurse, Percy, which is a chicken, must help the wolf remove the thing in there. The story ends happily, and it is funny too. If I could give it a rating, I would say five stars. I think it is a good and colorful book. I recommend it for 3 – 7+. Well, that’s the end of the review! I hope you enjoyed it! Bye!

A Father’s Duty in Walking Dead

No, this is neither a recap nor a review of Walking Dead’s Mid-season Premiere of Season 8. But nevertheless let me insert a SPOILER ALERT warning in case you haven’t seen the latest episode.

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Photo Credit: AMC

I just want to share this touching final conversation between the characters of Rick Grimes and Carl Grimes as the latter succumbs to zombie bite.

Rick: Carl, I’m sorry I couldn’t protect you. A father’s job is to protect his son.

Carl: Love, it’s just to love.

The Walking Dead Season 8, Episode 9, ‘Honor’.

Introducing Sofie Sunday

If there’s someone I know who reads this blog, for sure that is my daughter. When she learned that I will be reviving my blog, she asked me, “Can I also write my own blog, mom?”

My first answer was ‘No’. The protective mom in me quickly thought of the potential dangers of the Internet for kids like her. And then my ‘No’ was fine with her, and she enthusiastically suggested things that I can post. She even said how about having ‘Mommy Monday’. I said that was really a clever idea but I was thinking if I can really commit to that. You know, MONDAYS. Maybe Manic Mondays, hahaha but we’ll hold that thought.

Then I told her how about doing a ‘Sofie Sunday’ segment instead and she’ll be my guest author every Sunday! She loves it and got excited! At least in this way, I can still monitor everything that she publishes and she will have a taste of this blogosphere world.

So here below is a picture of her rough draft (proof that she is really the one writing).

Introduction Sofie Sunday

And this is her very first blog post:

Hi! My name is Sofie! And if you are reading this, well, you’re reading the first Sofie Sunday! I’m a nine and a half tween who dreams to be an author and maybe a nurse, and loves animals and books. Every Sunday, I’ll post articles on inspiration, arts and crafts, how to paint, and so much more! Oh, and fellow moms, if you want, you can have your child read my Sofie Sunday articles which are absolutely kid friendly! Or you can read mine and do some crafts with your kids and maybe have some extra tips and inspiration! I also sometimes write books and songs and may put here. See you next Sunday!

Our Big Bad Wolf Books Experience

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This mother and daughter tandem is a certified Bibliophile. Oh, how I love the smell of new books! And my daughter can be left in bookstore aisles with no complaints because she loves to keep on browsing and reading books.

Prior to learning about this big, big, big (Yep, it is BIG!) Book SALE event, NBS also held its own Book Binge Bazaar which was kind of a downer to us Southeners because it was held in SM MegaMall (READ: Far: Traffic. I do hope one day they’ll try other venues like SM Southmall.)

And so when I saw the Big Bad Wolf Books advertisements in Facebook, I told myself there is no way we’re going to miss this chance to grab brand new books that are 60% to 80% discounted from their original price. Not only that, they are open for 24 hours for 10 days in World Trade Center. Wow, amazing right?

These are some of our hauls (mostly for our Homeschool and my Home Office Library):

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Big Bad Wolf Books for the win! Do come back next year, you are such a gem. Hope we’ll have some preview passes on your first day!

Suggestion to the event organizers: It will also be nice if there will be food stalls that are also open 24 hours within the venue. Because since we were there very early like 5:00 am (We really want to avoid the crowd.) and food and drinks are not allowed inside so we did not bring any, at around 9:00 am we got hungry so we just settled with the only coffee shop that was opened inside World Trade Center at that time, which I’d say is overpriced with the so – so quality of their coffee and pastries.

  • Note that this is not a paid post but purely my opinion based on our personal experience on the Big Bad Wolf Books Event.

Out With Mom

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Just want to share with you, one of the gifts I received from my daughter last Valentine’s Day. Aside from the fact that I was really impressed on how her art skills have improved, I was deeply moved on its message. It made me feel how much she gives value on those times that we go out together alone, our sort of ‘date’ even if we were actually out to do errands such as to buy groceries.

So let’s savor each moment we spend with our kids. It may sometimes be mundane things we do each day but in the eyes and hearts of our children it means so much for them – something that they will always treasure.

  • The title, “Out with Mom” is the actual title of the painting my daughter gave me.

Let’s Begin Again

How have you been in the past year? Has it been good? Or was it a challenging one? Or maybe just like mine, it was a mix of good and bad times.

You see, I started this blog with the intent of inspiring and encouraging everyone specifically moms. It took really awhile for me to start posting with all the busyness in my life. At the beginning of the year in 2017, I finally started posting. But since I really wanted this blog to start strong, I had a hard time posting something inspirational while I, myself was struggling with my own problems.

But then maybe that was the point, life is never perfect anyway. We will always have our own personal struggles but for sure we will all surpass them. Having the right mindset and finding inspiration and strength not only within ourselves but from others as well can help alleviate our burdens.

And that is one of the purposes of this blog, to share with you quotes, passages or any tidbits of information that can spark hope to anyone.

So let me start by sharing this with you:

You can’t do anything about the past, and you don’t know what the future holds. But when you wake up in the morning, you can make up your mind to do your best to enjoy your day.

  • JOEL OSTEEN, Your Best Life Begins Each Morning, page vii