Bring in 2019 With These Favorite Books!

We are almost to the end of 2018! Whether this year was filled with joy, hardship, or a mix of everything in between, what I love most about the closing of one year and the beginning of the next is how we are able to reflect, leave the past behind,...

Christmas Cheesecake Recipes You’ll Love!

Christmas is just around the corner, and you know what that means…desserts on desserts! And here at the Night Buddies Headquarters, we believe there is one dessert that tops all others…cheesecake! These recipes will have you (and Crosley) going back for seconds AND thirds. (more…)

A Book Lover’s Christmas Gift Guide

It's the most wonderful time of the year! And along with that comes the difficult task of picking out the perfect gifts for the people you love. I'm here to make it easy on you this year with the ultimate book lover's Christmas gift guide for any book lover of...

Cyber Monday Book Deals You Don’t Want to Miss!

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and that means the time for shopping great deals has arrived! You can find Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals almost anywhere, but I've scrounged up some of the best sales for book lovers to save you time on your search this year. Happy shopping!...

Tips to Help You Conquer NaNoWriMo 2018!

It's the first week of November, and if you're like hundreds of other writers around the world you know what that means...you're six days closer to finishing your next book! The first week of NaNoWriMo tends to pass by in a whirlwind of excitement and adrenaline, but the key is...

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Spooky Halloween Reads Guaranteed to Get You In the Spirit!

As hard as it may be to believe...Halloween 2018 is almost upon us! As you well know, my favorite way to get in the spirit for any holiday is to immerse myself in some excellent themed reads. This year, I'm giving you the best, spookiest, Halloween-festive reads for you and...

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Books That Will Get You Feeling Cozy for Fall!

Tomorrow is officially the first day of fall, and you know what that means...Halloween movies, fall-scented candles, and pumpkin spiced everything! But my favorite part of of this time of year is getting to break out some of my favorite books. There's something about reading a comforting book as the...

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How to Come Up with Stellar Bedtime Stories…Every Single Night!

Sharing bedtime stories with your child is an important nighttime ritual for many parents. In fact, research has shown that children of parents who tell bedtime stories show increased brain activity, particularly in vocabulary and logic skills. Those skills will serve as the foundation for making them a better reader for the...

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This Habit Will Change Your Nighttime Routine…For Good

Do you remember the days you were a kid, falling asleep to your parents reading you a bedtime story? Well, it turns out immersing yourself in a good book before falling asleep actually has benefits that can last you your entire life! As tempting as it is to get on...

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4 Back-to-School Reads You Need!

The days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler, and summer is coming swiftly to an end...and you know what that means! It's time for your kids to go back to school! But with back-to-school season might come some back-to-school jitters for your young ones—whether they’re starting kindergarten, starting...

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Better ZZZs Please!

This week, our friend Kelly Nicolii from Casper mattress is here to share her ideas about the importance sleep has for our children's development, along with some ways that we can help them get their best night of sleep!  (more…)

4 Books to Read Before the End of Summer!

I can't believe we're approaching the end of July! This summer is slipping by, and I want to make sure your kids get as much reading time in as possible before school is back in session. Check these ones out! How I Spent My Summer Vacation, by Mark Teague I...

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Get to Know the Artists Behind Your Favorite Books!

Alongside every great children's book author is an equally as talented illustrator who is tasked with bringing their stories to life! Think about some of your favorite characters—from Winnie the Pooh to Harry Potter, the images that come to our heads typically come straight from the illustrator's pen. These talented...

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Finding Community as a Single Parent

As a single father to my son John, I understand the difficulties of finding help and support from a community as a single parent. Without a spouse or partner in the mix, raising your child while also earning a living and keeping your home running can feel completely overwhelming and...

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All You Need to Know About the World of “Bookstagram”

If you spend any amount of time on Instagram, here's what you need to do. First, search the hashtag, "bookstagram," and second, lose your life looking at all the beautiful photos of books you need to immediately go out and read! There's a whole world of readers using the social...

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