Author: Jen Kathrina-Anne

Jen has always enjoyed visual communications and writing ever since her school spelling bee days. She is passionate about design and the written word. When she's not blogging, playing wife, mom, international politics aficionado, or wannabe fashionista, she can be found soaking in the natural beauty of the outdoors on walks as an avid nature lover. And yes, talking—a lot. Jen is the Founder, Editor & Chief Pixel Pusher of The Haute Mommy Handbook (hautemommyhandbook.com).
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My dear Pumpkin, It may seem as though I favor your younger sister over you. Nothing could be further from the truth. When you snatch a beloved book from her, followed by her inevitable screams, my knee-jerk reaction is to demand you return it to her. I impatiently tell you that we don’t take from…

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Title: The Colors of Us Written and Illustrated by: Karen Katz Good For: Kids ages 4-9 Outline: Lena, with the help of her mother, an artist, learns that there are different shades of brown, which she sees while on a walk through her neighborhood. She meets many of her friends and neighbors along the way, ranging…

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The Skinny: A young girl named Shoba, with the help of her monkey Fuzzy Patel, takes a magical journey to Mumbai in order to attend a monkey wedding, meeting an eclectic assortment of well-wishers along the way. The Pros: Gorgeous illustrations, an engaging plot, Fuzzy’s adorable snobbery The Cons: May seem a bit long if your kids are…

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I know I’m really late with the pumpkin recipes. I meant to post something with pumpkin in it while it was still October, but it didn’t happen. Technically, we’re still in Autumn, and therefore pumpkin recipes are still in, right? I was looking for a simple, yet delicious pumpkin cookie. I developed this recipe, adding a…