Tag: books

Jessi Klein’s Book, I’ll Show Myself Out, Is Everything I Needed

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This is a really cool time to be a mom and an avid reader. Millennials, my generation, born between 1980-1995, are starting to have...

My Favorite Bedtime Books For Toddlers and Up 

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Fun fact about me, I am pretty obsessed with books and reading… and by pretty, I mean completely. No shame in my book-obsessed game!...

My 10 Favorite Books to Read Aloud with My Kids this...

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As we head deeper into winter and extended time at home, it seems like a great time to share what I think are the...

The Newbie Homeschoolers’ Starter Kit

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Oh heyyyyyy! Where my newbie homeschoolers at? Can I get a “Heck yea!” for Covid homeschooling? Now I know I’m not homeschooling alone, based on...

Books to Read Aloud to Your Elementary School-Aged Children

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My son's homework is to read books for 30 minutes a day. While he enjoys reading books, 30 minutes is a long time for him,...

Books Parents Hate: In Defense of Captain Underpants and Others

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Many books have been controversial over the years and some have even been banned from libraries. Such classics as The Great Gatsby, The Adventures...

30+ Ideas for Creating a Locally-Sourced Easter Basket

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Last Easter, when my son was about a year and a half old, I’ll admit: I was unprepared. The Easter Bunny and I did...

My Child Needs A Reading Tutor. Who Cares?

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Oooh, that’s too bad she needs a reading tutor. No. No, it isn’t. That, my friends, is the exact response I have given to several...

A Diverse Summer Reading List for Kids 4-8 Years Old

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Summer break is almost upon us. In our household, summers tend to be busy with lots of activities for my daughter. With all her...

Audiobooks and How They Made Me Love to Read Again

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I don’t know when I stopped being able to read. Don’t get me wrong, I can physically read- I’m in the last semester of Nursing...

How to Help Your Kids Learn to Love Books at All...

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Who doesn’t want their kids to love books?  Right now, my 18 month old daughter is a champ at reading board books over and over...

Required Reading for Strong Girls: Books She’ll Love

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(Co-authored with my very own strong girls, my 10 year-old daughter, Nell, and my 7 year-old, Libby) In honor of Women’s History Month, (this is...

Amazing Picture Books that Teach Kids About Emotions

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There are so many books out there for younger children that help to teach about emotions. Happy, angry, sad, and mad... we can begin...

Reading Aloud to Our Preschooler: Adventures in Chapter Books

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When my husband went back to work after the birth of our second child, I began to wonder whose idea this whole ‘second child...