I LOVE using Turbo Tax. I don't love math or taxes, but Turbo Tax makes it simple and we always get a great return! Turbo Tax asks you all the questions you need to make sure you don't miss a deduction or a credit. We even are able to itemize and use a Schedule C for our small businesses using Turbo Tax. I'm sure soon we will need a CPA, but given the thoroughness of Turbo Tax I am surprised we managed to avoid hiring someone for so long. I will use Turbo Tax any day before I ever use someone like H&R Block. Those people are clueless (I'm sure not all, but a large majority).
Some Doubletree Hotels are nicer than others, but I have never had a bad experience at one. They are always clean, the staff friendly, and the COOKIES, oh the cookies make it all worthwhile. They will even give you milk if you ask, for FREE. Yup, that's service, milk and cookies without question.
I am not a huge Dr. Seuss fan. Cat in the Hat? Nope. Green Eggs and Ham? Annoying, no. But this book is so very cute! I love the simple storyline and each of the animals or objects that baby bird approaches. Even the youngest kids can easily follow along and it isn't so long that you wonder if it will end soon.
I really like getting these in the mail for my son. As he has gotten older his interest is less in them, but our favorite things are the stories in each one. He loves Little Bunny and Tex & Indy. We kept the same one for a really long time because my then 18mo daughter fell in love with a story about a kitten trying to ride a bike. Some of the activities inside I feel are a bit too advanced for kids under 4, but if you have several little ones close in age there will be something each of them likes about High Five.
I love the atmosphere of Barnes & Noble! It is quiet, but not creepy quiet, the people who work there are helpful and friendly, and the kids section is so fun I like going in even when I don't have mine with me! We go and play with the trains or the Duplos table and my kids have so much fun. I love the Kids Club they offer and we use our free birthday coupon each year. I do not love the prices since online (even online Barnes & Noble) is cheaper, but there is something to be said for occasionally going in to a bookstore and walking out with a brand new book to enjoy.
Absolutely a must read (and then see the classic movie with Gregory Peck!). Such a well written book about a difficult time in our country's history, dealing with civil rights and the assumptions people made about one another based solely on appearances.
Amelia Bedelia is fantastic! Her literal ways are sure to make you and your littles giggle with delight. Reading her adventures is a great way to teach your children about different phrases which would be silly if taken literally.