Category Archives: books

Some Heavy Summer Reading

Summer reading choices are often light in subject matter which can make for an easy, pleasant read. While the following books fall into the heavy, deep, serious, dark, thoughtful category, I feel they are still worth reading this summer. Ellis … Continue reading

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She Wins

I put my daughter down to sleep in our bedroom over Christmas due to family staying in her room. I put her to bed at 8:30. At 8:45 she opened the door and I told her to go back to … Continue reading

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A Christmas Tradition & Holiday Books

One of my favorite family Christmas traditions occurs on Christmas Eve. Every December 24th, usually in the afternoon, Santa’s elves deliver a holiday book (or two) and leave it at our door. Once everyone has showered and put on pajamas … Continue reading

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A Little Reading Spurt

I just completed a little reading spurt and was so surprised and delighted that I liked 3 out of 3 of the books. How to Be Lost by Amanda Eyre Ward From the back cover: To their neighbors in suburban … Continue reading

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I Heart Craft Things – Guest Post

Today I have a blogger here who you must meet if you have kids. Rachel, the mom behind I Heart Crafty Things, does activities with her kids which truly inspire me to do more with my children. Most of Rachel’s … Continue reading

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Library Porn

Every two weeks our family visits the library to pick up books. Little did I know the library was supplying my nine year old with porn. My son typically chooses five chapter books and two comic books. I usually read … Continue reading

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Elmo Inspires

On a whim, I threw My Life as a Furry Red Monster: What Being Elmo Has Taught Me About Life, Love and Laughing Out Loud by Kevin Clash into my library bag at the same time as I picked up … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

 I’ve completed a little summer reading and have a few to recommend. Amazingly, all three of these books were chosen while I was walking the library aisles. Enjoy! Promises to Keep by Ann Tatlock From the back cover: Eleven-year-old Roz … Continue reading

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What Are They Really Like?

At the very minimum, I have read at least one piece of children’s literature everyday for the last nine years. Through those daily readings I have become quite familiar with some characters. I have visited museums with them, gone camping … Continue reading

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Piano Week

Andrew & Alex started piano lessons last week. In an attempt to add to their excitement, we had PIANO WEEK at our house. What might you ask is Piano Week? Well, it’s just a week of activities I thought up … Continue reading

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