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Home Alone–The Book is Just Like the Movie!

This year we’ve started introducing our children, ages 6 and 8, to some classic Christmas movies, like Elf and Bad Santa. Just kidding, no Bad Santa, we’re not that crazy.  However, one other holiday movie that we watched last week was Home Alone. Did you know there’s a book version of the movie? Now, I know what you’re…… Continue reading Home Alone–The Book is Just Like the Movie!

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Great Resource for #Raising(busy)Readers

As I mentioned in my last post, I understand that these days children can be a little less patient that we *think* we were as kids. So, although I think there are few things better than cuddling up with my kids at the end of the day and reading a book, I get that that…… Continue reading Great Resource for #Raising(busy)Readers

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My Plea to Parents of Babies and Toddlers

I work in an elementary school, and I spend a lot of my time there promoting books and reading. I’m one of those people that believes, so I spend a good chunk of time working on that. However, I also believe that as hard as I and my colleagues try to work at it, it…… Continue reading My Plea to Parents of Babies and Toddlers

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Our Tree Named Steve–Our Review

So, I ordered this book because I like to plan ahead, and although its November, I was looking for books that could be used for Earth Day at my school this year. And of course, I always try it out on my children first to get an initial reaction to see if its any good.…… Continue reading Our Tree Named Steve–Our Review

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Don’t Rush Bedtime…

I’ve mentioned before about how sometimes I need to reflect to remember to relish my bedtime reads with my kiddos. When I take the time to be present, my mood switches from fussing at them to get ready for bed, to laughing and enjoying a good book. However, there are some nights where I want…… Continue reading Don’t Rush Bedtime…

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“Mom, listen to this…”

I’m not a fantasy book type of reader. I consider myself an avid reader, and I’ve never read any Harry Potter books *gasp*. However, somehow (probably due to her Star Wars loving father) my daughter seems to be leaning towards this genre. She’s not into Harry Potter, but she has really gotten into the How to Train…… Continue reading “Mom, listen to this…”