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Melina Gerosa Bellows is an executive vice president of children's publishing at National Geographic books, a freelance writer and novelist, and a former senior editor of Ladies' Home Journal. She calls the nation's capital home, and it's a home filled with fun ideas for her husband, Keith, and their two young children.
Melina Gerosa Bellows is the editor-in-chief of National Geographic Kids and a former senior editor for Ladies' Home Journal. She has received coverage from The View, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, USA Today Weekend, and more. She and her husband, Keith, are the proud and busy parents of two young children. The Bellows family lives in Washington, D.C.
This is coming from an actual stay at home Mommy of 2......not a guy who could not see past a "racial slur". Seriously......Chinese Fire Drill......a racial slur??? This is what America is coming to.
Whatever the case, I absolutely love this book. I certainly find it to be more than just a "dreamy coffe table" book.........it gave me really fun, awesome ideas that were very easy for the most part and my children and I have had lots of fun. This book was given to me by a family member who cared about me, and who knew I was battling depression.....being home MOST of the time with 2 kids. This book provided me with new, fresh and very unique ideas that helped me immediately begin to "enjoy my kids" again. I absolutely recommend this book to ANY mommy who needs a little help regaining some excitement about motherhood and looking to bring some original fun back into their families lives!!! ;)
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When I first saw this book I thought it looked like a good book to buy for my wife. After I read a few pages from the excerpt, I changed my mind. One of the suggestions is that you do a Chinese Fire Drill with your kids. First of all, the term "Chinese Fire Drill" originated as a racial slur, and I certainly don't want my kids to use terms like that. Second, I don't think it is a very safe activity for children to be doing. Including an activity that is dangerous and includes a racial slur certainly changed my mind about wanting this book.