The Mom Quilt is an ebook compiled by Becky Mansfield, Paula Rollo and Jodi Durr to benefit the Mercy House in Kenya, founded by Kristen Welch. OK, I’m super-proud of this little e-book. It’s a compilation of stories from moms (including me!). Poignant stories. Funny stories. Stories you can relate to and stories of moms […]
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.
Spring books for kids are great fun, because they encompass so much. Animal babies and hibernating and bugs and flowers and gardens and rainy days…there’s so much there. Personally, I’m always drawn to books about flowers (maybe because it takes so long before we can plant them here?). And if you need a grown-up book […]
I don’t have any New Year’s resolutions. Wait! No! I have one. I’m going to learn to make risotto this year. That’s it. One.
(This post contains affiliate links.) Read something with your child. Not to teach them anything. Not to practice sounding out words or get an early start on learning to read. Just because sometimes there’s no greater feeling than sitting down, with a kid on your lap, looking at pictures and books together. Figuring things out […]
So a summer reading list ain’t just any reading list. It’s a science, my friend. No one wants anything too ponderous over the summer. You want fun, and adventure, and mystery, and not too much thinking. Or at least, if you’re going to be thinking, you don’t want to realize you’re thinking, you know?
When it comes to reading, my son is a fantasy-loving geek like his mama. During our quiet reading time, right before bed, he’ll reach for Percy Jackson or Harry Potter or The Hobbit. But, as I’ve mentioned before, the kids don’t have required reading lists at school. It’s as though everyone is so excited the kids are reading, that no one’s concentrating on what […]
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 […]