It’s interesting having four kids. They have the same parents raising each of them. They all live in the same place. They have a lot of the same experiences. But they’re so so different. One of my children couldn’t wait to go to school. Some of them get really nervous, even to the point of getting stomachaches in the […]
A few weeks ago, I shared a list of 6 enchanting novels about knitting. I had a lot of fun putting that list together, and I found a few new series to follow. My summer reading list is filling up already! But once I shared it, something even better happened. People started chiming in with their […]
Knitting is therapeutic, I tell you (except, of course, for those times you discover a mistake several rows back and you must unravel an hour’s worth of work while cursing quietly). But for the most part, curling up in a comfy spot with a hot cup of something and a giant pile of fluffy yarn…well, […]
We love a good, goofy book around here. We’re especially partial to rhyming books, which — aside from being fun — help kids with things like cadence, memorization and early reading skills. Here are six of our favorites (for more reading fun, check out our Valentine Reading List): –Bear Hugs: Romantically Ridiculous Animal Rhymes by Karma Wilson: I love […]
This post contains affiliate links to stuff we love! I always start out spring break strong. We get up, we usually go somewhere fun the first day or two…and by the end of the week, we’re hanging out in our pjs until 10am and watching more TV than I like to admit. So I made […]
On a cold and blustery day, there’s not much better than snuggling up under a huge quilt with some winter books for kids. We go two ways with our winter reading. Sometimes we like reading about snow, and snow animals, and what other kids might be doing in the snow. Other times, we live in […]
It was 98 degrees here the other day. “Boy Band Hot,” according to one of my favorite weathermen. I’m so ready for fall. Bleggh. I did not move to the bottom of the Rocky Mountains in order to swelter at the end of August. In a futile attempt at mind-over-matter, we’re pulling out our fall books […]
I do love my book club. By now, I’ve been in several, but my current one is my favorite. We formed as a group of moms whose kids (mostly) attend the same school, and who live (mostly) close to one another.
So for the past month or so, I’ve been reading the above — “Pinterest Savvy” by Melissa Taylor — and participating in a facebook group where Melissa’s been teaching us her Wise Pinteresty Ways. And I’m learnin’ stuff, people.
I’ve posted a lot of kids’ book lists this year (including this one, listing our favorite Christmas books). But since I firmly believe kids who read grow up around adults who read…here’s my very first Grown-Up Reading List. I’ll warn you, though — it’s a Christmas reading list. I love Christmas. I’m unabashedly sentimental about […]