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Mere Motherhood – Cindy Rollins

Mere Motherhood – Cindy Rollins

This post is part of my series on Mother Culture – My Reading List. Mother Culture – My Reading List Mere Motherhood by Cindy Rollins This book made my heart race, and my head nod with agreement. Empowered. Inspired. Not because Cindy has challenged me to consider new ideas but because over and over again she presented the very same ideas that I hold to and then showed me how they played out in her family. It was an affirmation…

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Burgess Books

Burgess Books

I feel like I’m a bit late to the party on this one. Thornton W. Burgess. The Burgess Books. What a treasure. I had heard great things about the author’s works, but I had not had any luck finding them at the local Salvos or Lifeline Book Fair and hadn’t got around to looking them up online (pretty silly, since I now realise they’re very cheap!). I do have The Burgess Book of Animals (printed by Living Book Press) but…

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The Ultimate Guide to Audiobooks (Plus – Getting the most out of your Audible Subscription)

The Ultimate Guide to Audiobooks (Plus – Getting the most out of your Audible Subscription)

I love reading to my boys and am always a little hesitant to give up that role to audiobooks. It’s always worth it though. The stories are loved, and we get to listen to more books! Mostly we listen in the car. We are in the car a lot. We are often driving around on adventures, visits or errands and most of our drives are between 30-60 minutes. This is the perfect amount of time to listen to podcasts, have…

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Transitional Chapter Books for Young Boys

Transitional Chapter Books for Young Boys

It’s CBCA Book Week! We have been having fun celebrating books this week with dress ups, making bookmarks, a new book lamp for reading in bed, and a couple of trips to the library planned. I wanted to share some of my son’s favourite books that he has been reading. In fact, as I edit this, he is curled up on the couch with a book. It’s beautiful. I previously wrote about how we began to teach our son to…

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The Little Book of Hygge – Meik Wiking

The Little Book of Hygge – Meik Wiking

This post is part of my series on Mother Culture – My Reading List. Mother Culture – My Reading List The Little Book of Hygge I read this book in an afternoon, curled up on the couch with my 4yo, with his movie on in the background. It sounds hygge (hyggeligt? – I don’t have the language down yet). It wasn’t. My little boy had gastro and my reading was interrupted by moans and spews. I had the book in…

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

My son’s face is smudged with chocolate. He’s smirking with joy and pride. Why? Because we have been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It began, like many of our read alouds, with the movie (we prefer the Gene Wilder version). At the moment this is working well for us because he loves the story, knows the characters and is excited to read the book. The book has been delightful. Roald Dahl is a wonderful storyteller and his stories are…

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How to Get the Most out of your Local Library: Children’s Edition

How to Get the Most out of your Local Library: Children’s Edition

Did you know that we can walk to our local library? It’s at the end of our street. How wonderful is that! As an adult I never really used the public library that much. Just an occasional book here or there. Mostly I used my college library for research or bookshops and my Kindle for books. Since having kids, and moving so close to the public library I have been challenged to fully take advantage of this wonderful, FREE, resource….

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Mother Culture – My Reading List

Mother Culture – My Reading List

“Mothers should cultivate their souls so that in turn they may cultivate the souls of their children.” Billy Graham I love to read books. I don’t get a lot of time these days to read, but I try to dedicate some time most mornings to read something hearty and some time most evening to read something fun. Notice I said most not every. Let’s be honest, with small children, almost nothing happens exactly as planned. For me this is a central…

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101 Favourite Picture Books for Preschoolers

101 Favourite Picture Books for Preschoolers

I had a Mother who read me the things That wholesome life to the boy heart brings– Stories that stir with an upward touch, Oh, that each mother of boys were such! You may have tangible wealth untold; Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be– I had a Mother who read to me. The Reading Mother by Strickland Gillilan Our house is full of books. It’s not that we have a lot (that…

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