8 Books to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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Growing up we were always proud of our Irish heritage and St. Patrick’s Day was always one of the best excuses for the family to get together, enjoy lots of food and music, and catch up. Family members we wouldn’t see during other holidays would never think to miss the St. Patrick’s Day celebration at… Read more »

Best Books to Teach Kids About Thanksgiving

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Most people will agree that Thanksgiving is a time for family, good food, and football. But anyone who’s sat through an American history class also knows that it’s the cornerstone of American history. These days it’s more and more common for parents to look for ways to paint a more realistic picture of the story… Read more »

Parents Boycott Amazon Over Pedophile Book

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Earlier this week, mombloggers urged parents to boycott Amazon.com for selling a book called The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover’s Code of Conduct. The book is a truly despicable concept for sure, but should Amazon cede to the pressure of angry parents? It’s also somewhat ironic that a book that was previously… Read more »

Best Halloween Books to Read on a Chilly October Night

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Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year around my house. We decorate; we bake and make spooky crafts. Not to mention we love watching Halloween specials. Another part of the holiday we’ve come to enjoy is reading books from the collection of Halloween-themed books we’ve collected over the years. Nothing’s better on… Read more »

5 Best Book Series to Share With Your Kids

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Last year my son learned to read but didn’t really learn to love to read until recently. Somewhere right around the first week of school he came home raving about the book he had started called, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Now he is going through the entire series and loving it. He carries… Read more »

7 Tips on Getting Your Child to Read

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In fact it’s no surprise as we begin the new school year that I keep hearing moms ask the two questions, “How do I get my child to read everyday? And even more importantly how do I get him or her to love reading?” Most schools ask that your child read 20 minutes a day… Read more »

Parenting Book in China Deemed "Revolutionary"

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A parenting book that encourages confidence, independence, and creativity may not sound like a big deal, but it’s being called “revolutionary” in China. Traditional Chinese parenting involves nurturing an authoritarian, discipline-based relationship, but Yin Jianli’s A Good Mom is Better Than a Good Teacher, which argues for the opposite of that, has been a surprise… Read more »

Father to Son

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I’m assuming, as I did, that most new parents probably take the time to review some type of parenting books in preparation for their newborn and as a means to become acquainted with the years to come. Before Tanner was born, I did my fair share of reading on parenting topics, such as what it… Read more »

Who Do You Write Like?

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Here’s a neat site: I Write Like, which lets you compare your writing — based on a statistical analysis — to famous writers of past and present. I’m not sure how accurate it is, but it’s always fun to see who it compares you to. Me? I plugged in this very blog post and it… Read more »