My daughter all but yawned at the first few alphabet videos I found on YouTube. I’d just about given up—at least for the morning—when we came across a Martian-like creature with a grin as wide as a football field. I pressed play. Within seconds my toddler was grooving. She was as excited about her […]
There’s still time for your young photographer to enter this year’s contest. Kids ages 6 through 14 can enter photos in one or each of four categories (Animals, Scenery, People, and Humor). The deadline is October 31, 2012. Entries will be judged on creativity and photo quality. Four first-place winners will win a 16.1-megapixel digital […]
Hopefully you got in your entry for Real Simple’s essay contest. If not, shame on you. Okay, enough of that. You have another chance to bank 3,000 bucks. You could also get published in Ladies’ Home Journal. LHJ wants to hear about the day that changed your life. You have a story to tell. Enter […]
Time is running out to enter Real Simple’s Fifth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest. Real Simple wants to know about a decision that you regret and what that decision taught you about yourself. Prizes include: Publication in Real Simple Magazine A $3,000 cash prize A Trip to New York to meet with Real Simple editors […]
It may seem late (or way early) for Father’s Day, but the folks at Hallmark Cards want your best ideas to celebrate dad. Enter the Celebrate Dads Contest now through August 26 for your chance to win $250 if your card is selected to be sold online. You win an additional $250 if your card […]
I woke up trembling. There were no monsters, chain-saw wielding masked men or bottomless pits, but my nightmare shot me out of bed and into the kitchen. In the dream I had accomplished something I have yet to do in real life. I had crafted the perfect manuscript. Perfect characters. Perfect dialogue. Perfect plot structure. […]
Winner. Winner. Chicken dinner. And the winner of a fabulous 16″ x 20″ rolled canvas print is…Brittney H. You will be contacted shortly concerning your prize. UPrinting.com canvas prints start at $13. Pick up a great keepsake for yourself or a wonderful gift for a friend. Thanks for entering. Until the next time…
Thanks to Sourcebooks, one lucky reader will win a copy of Gregory Lang’s Why a Daughter Needs a Mom coupon book. More on that later. Well we all survived Mother’s Day. Survived might seem an inappropriate way to refer to the one day set aside to celebrate moms. After polling dozens of women, survived might […]
I came across an interesting writing contest on StageofLife.com. They are taking entries through April 30 on the topic “What is your philosophy on extracurricular activities?” My initial thought was that I don’t have any such philosophy. My daughter is much too young for that. As I searched for inspiration, I came across Amy Chua’s […]
You’re busy. And unless you’ve got an extra $1,000 a month to put away, you’re not sure how you’ll put the kids through college.
Well my friend, we’re in the same boat.
I’m Nicole Robinson, aka The BookWormMama. I spend my days as a business professional, freelance writer and blogger. I spend my nights as an imperfect, but striving wife and mother.
I’m also a planner. I researched college scholarships when my daughter was just a few months old. I found that most of the college prep information—and money—was geared towards…Keep reading...