I am the Mother of Sons

Mom and her Sons

I am the mother of three boys. This role is special. It is unique.  I will be loved, very loved, by my boys.  I will be a queen, most of the time, in our home. I accept all this loveliness. Yet, ever since learning our third healthy baby is a boy, I have had to [Read On]


Unique Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

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Are you looking for active and unique ways to celebrate Earth Day with your children? Me too. So, I came up with a list. I thought I’d share it with you. “Now I see the secret of making the best persons, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with [Read On]


Children’s Book Lists

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“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.” ― C.S. Lewis Here are 20 book lists for children and parents! The list cover a broad range of topics from holidays to mindful parenting. Please share your opinion with me. Also, send along recommendations to [Read On]


Easy Ways to Encourage Reading at Home

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(Image courtesy of Simon Howden at FreeDigitalPhotos.net) My 3 year old has entered his sensitive period for language. He can’t get enough of books. Our 4.5 year old has always been an avid devourer of books but with our second, I wasn’t sure we would see the same passion. We didn’t for a long time. [Read On]


Last Minute Easy Valentine’s Day Ideas for Teachers and Friends

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It is not too late to get a bit festive for Valentine’s Day. I adore this day as a celebration of compassion and friendship. I wanted to bring a bit of that flavor and energy into my family’s life. I didn’t do anything crazy crafty, nor did I spend lots of money. Here is what [Read On]


Children’s Books that Celebrate Winter Outdoors

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  Learning about Hibernators and Adaptors Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner is a lovely story of a father and his child cross country skiing through the winter woods. The illustrations and writing is soothing and melodic as the two explore the winter woods. The book gives us a glimpse into life above [Read On]