Bengal and Sengal ~ Book Review

Bengal and Sengal

by Ellie

ABOUT THE STORY:In this whimsical adventure, Tigress gives birth to Bengal and Sengal, two cute and cuddly cubs. As a little tiger cub, Bengal is always getting in trouble and even wanders away from the lair. Soon, both tigers become good hunters and have families of their own. Will Bengal’s new cub, Jingle, prove to be as ornery as his father? Follow the journey of this entertaining tiger family to find out!

Ellie lives in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, where she is a crossing guard for Charleroi Elementary School. She is married to Norman and has four children – Jon, Debbie, David, and Sheila. Ellie enjoys doing crossword puzzles in her spare time. This is her first published book, and she was inspired to writeBengal and Sengal from her love of tigers.


 I really enjoyed reading this short story! The story has many different characters in it, but I NEVER got them mixed up. The character I enjoyed the most is Sengal because I think my personality is more like his then Bengal. I liked how the author wrote the story with simple words for a young child would be able to read it easily, but with a few challenges. My favorite part is at the very end of the story, the happy every after part. If you want to see for your self you will have to read the book! 

I received a free copy of this book from Dorrance Publishing for review purposes. All opinions expressed are always entirely my own.



The Christian Mama’s Guide To Having A Baby

ImagePublisher’s Book Description:

Everything you need to know about pregnancy—from weight gain to stretch marks to figuring out how to rely on Christ through the ups and downs of the next nine months.

This comprehensive guide is packed with information that every newly pregnant Christian mama needs—including:

  • help for pregnancy insomnia, morning sickness, weight gain and more
  • advice on how to maintain a godly attitude and outlook during pregnancy—even when you’re feeling anything but godly
  • what to expect from doctor check-ups, your encounters with the scale and labor and delivery
  • tips on how to survive food cravings, aversions, and even dreaded pregnancy exercise
  • healthy eating advice for pregnancy that doesn’t outright ban ice cream sundaes
  • ideas on how to keep your marriage a priority when you’re pregnant, including a guide for Christian dads-to-be and even pregnancy sex tips

This detailed guide takes you through each trimester with helpful tips, humorous accounts, and supportive spiritual advice—all with a girlfriend-to-girlfriend approach that will help moms feel comfortable as they navigate this life-changing time.

My Opinion: 

I was very surprised to fine that it was NOT filled with verses or pushing Christianity, like a lot of books do. Also, It was down to earth, without it being filled with medical jumbo. It’s an personal experience of her pregnancy. She tells you that you MAY or MAY NOT have the problems that she did and that she is not experienced in any type of medical, just a mother who have went through pregnancies.  I am defiantly keeping this book close during my pregnancy and will be recommending this book to others.



What Makes a good Mother?

So, I was thinking….


I always get, “Are you going to be a good mom?” or “Do you really think you can be a good mom?”. These ‘comments’ have made me think, what really makes a good mother? Does age really matter? In my opinion I should think it should, I know many mothers: some young and some old and they both do the same heck of a good job! I also know many moms who have put their kids into foster care, cause they are to lazy to care for them, but then you have teen mothers. Who struggle to work and care for their young ones, and they scudded  So who then is a good mother?

So, what I’ve figured out is this:


A Mother will never be perfect, but she can be a good Mother. It’s not how rich you are, or how good you are with kids. Instead of everything else it’s how hard you try to be the best Mother that YOU possible can. If your poor, middle class, or rich they all can be the same, a good mother. Not one of them are better then the other. Do not judge a poor young mother who is RAISING her child, or any mother for that matter. Let her do her best!


A Crazy Life

My name is Autumn, at this current time I am 16 years old, will be 17 in November. I’m not your normal teen, I’m not a rich kid, or a spoiled kid, or an abuse kid. I’m just myself. I’m a pregnant 16 year old, yes I said pregnant right now, I’m about 1 1/2 months. I’m not here to be ‘awdd’ or share my ‘sob’ story, I’m here to grow and learn. I do enjoy writing I guess that is what lead me to starting this blog. I use to have a blog that I started with my mom a year or two ago, but just never did much with it. I’m hoping that I can put an hour or less a day into this blog in hopes that it will help me learn to become a better person. My family you could say is ‘sorta’ eco, I love music, and I love beauty and decorating.

So, I kinda hinted, or more like spilled what most of this blog is about. Its going to be my ‘journal’ open to the world about my journey though my ‘struggles’. I will share with you my hopes in becoming a great mother, and another honest friend on this earth that we share. I’m not going to put any names, except mine of course, of my blog. For the privacy of the people the person that came into my life and is talked about on one of my blog posts. Please give me time to learn the in and outs of blogging and everything that comes with it.  As I’m sure you know, if you do or even don’t have a blog, how hard it is and the effort it takes. Thank you for listening to this entry post and I hope that you will enjoy reading this blog and much as I will enjoy writing for you.

~Autumn Dawn~