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Wednesday, February 17, 2010


We had a "big" snowstorm here in southern Georgia! They called it the winterstorm of 2010. I thought that was funny considering how much snow the rest of the country was getting. The only state that didn't get snow was Hawaii. Poor Austin- stuck in Hawaii with no snow!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Back in America

Finally Austin is home from Iraq. Well, not actually "home". He is in Hawaii. I sure wish I could have been there for the ceremony! I hope you enjoy the article and the picture!

65th Engineer Battalion Soldiers Return Home
United States
Family, friends and loved ones honored more than 330 Soldiers of the 65th Engineer Battalion as they returned from a 12-month deployment to Iraq. The Soldiers marched into the Multiple Deployment Facility to the screams and cheers of loved ones as the theme song to the movie "Rocky" blared over the sound system. The engineers just finished up a year-long deployment to Iraq, where they were based in Tikrit and supported the 25th Infantry Division with general engineering and route clearance missions.

The "First in, Last out" battalion has a distinguished history, including the defense of Oahu following the attacks on Pearl Harbor, and heavy combat throughout the Pacific during World War II. The 65th Engineer Battalion also fought in Korea and Vietnam, earning Presidential Unit Citations.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Wright on Time: Arizona

"Discover all 50 states with Nadia and Aidan! First stop, Arizona! The Wright's homeschooling RV adventure starts with exploring a desert cave. Nadia can't wait to find minerals and see rock formations. Aidan wants to see bats. He finds something mysterious buried in the rock-what could it be? What was that glowing thing on the wall? Where are those voices coming from? What do you do with toilet paper in a cave? And just what is a stale egg mite anyway?" (excerpt from the back of the book)

Price: $12.99

Put out by: Wright on Time Books


Wright on Time




First, I would like to say thank you to Wright on Time books for allowing me the opportunity to review this book. It is a very well written, educational book. My children, both girls, enjoyed this book immensely. I enjoyed following the Wrights on their many adventures in Arizona. The book is full of interesting facts about the state. I was especially excited about the glossary in the back of the book in addition to the pages of extra facts about Arizona. The addition of those two things made the book even more valuable educationally.

"This is a Mama Buzz review. The product was provided by: Wright on Time books for this review."

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Blog Tour, Product/Book Name: Five Star Publications- Girl Talk

Price: $15.95

Put out by: Five Star Publications

Images: Photobucket

Links: http://www.fivestarpublications.com/girltalk/

Thank you to Five Star Publications for giving me the opportunity to review this book. I found this book to be a very easy read. It is full of practical advice that covers a wide variety of topics. The topics range from "Friend Talk" to "Travel Talk" and a large range in between. It is put together with little snippets from the lives of well-known women such as: Sally Struthers, Lucie Arnaz, Shari Belafonte and Jamie Lee Curtis.
I found some of the advice in the book to be somewhat superficial but over all it was a good book.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rattlesnake Rules

As soon as this book came in the mail we were very excited to have the opportunity to review it. The colors are vibrant. The pictures catch your attention immediately. We loved the little details in the pictures such as mamas necklace, sisters hairbow, and brothers football. Loved the idea of reinforcing the "rules." A child can relate to that from their own lives of having to obey the rules.
It is always a good idea to educate our kids about different kinds of snakes that can harm them and to give them ways to tell the difference between a harmless snake and a dangerous one. I give this book a big thumbs up for this reason.




Price: $12.88

*This book was given as a complimentary copy to Mama Buzz Reviewers by Five Star Publications.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Blue Umbrella

*This book was given as a complimentary copy to Mama Buzz Reviewers by David C. Cook and Mike Mason, for blog tour and promotion purposes.

The Blue Umbrella: retails for $14.99

Ages 9-12

The Blue Umbrella (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1434765261?ie=UTF8&tag=mamabzzcom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1434765261)

Mike Mason (http://mikemasonbooks.com/)

Free Excerpt of The Blue Umbrella (http://mikemasonbooks.com/2009/09/08/excerpts-Enjoy a free excerpt of this book at Mike Mason's website.

The Blue Umbrella, by Mike Mason from David C. Cook on Vimeo.


We were very excited to get this book in the mail and to have the opportunity to review it. My 12 year old daughter loved all of the vivid colors on the cover and could not wait to read it. She read it very quickly. She really didn't get the feel that it was a "Christian" book.
When I read it, I was impressed right off the bat that there was a scripture on the cover page and in the first couple of pages there was a reference to the story "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"; but the book quickly took a turn for me. It reminded of me of A Series of Unfortunate Events." It seemed very Harry Potterish although I was happy that there was no "spell casting". Over all, it is not a book that I would have chosen to buy for my children.