Archive for May, 2019

How Books Help Us Slow Down

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Books Help Us Slow Down

“Hurry up…”

“Eat dinner quick and then get ready for…”

“We don’t have time to…”

Have you uttered any of these phrases recently to your kids? It seems the fast-paced world we live in is only getting faster.

Each year a country is chosen to pick a theme for International Children’s Book Day. The 2019 theme, chosen by Lithuania, is “Books Help Us Slow Down.” Slowing down isn’t just a problem in the United States. People around the world are struggling with information overload, haste and rush.

Finding ways to slow down is more important now than ever.   (more…)

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Bird Books For Kids: Reading Takes Flight

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

bird books for kids

One of the first signs of springtime is waking to the chirping and songs of the cardinals and robins outside the window. What a delight! In honor of these springtime fliers, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite bird books for kids.

We think they are the perfect way to help your child’s imagination and reading take flight. (more…)

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To All The Moms: You Are Enough

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

I remember my first Mother’s Day.

Our son had just turned six months old and I was barely coming out of the fog of those early newborn months. Months of sleepless nights, feeding woes and constant fear I was doing it all wrong. The nagging feeling that I was clearly not prepared for motherhood.

No one told me it was going to be this hard. No one told me my heart could hold this much love.

It was at this first Mother’s Day that I really began to understand the huge responsibility that came with the title “Mom,” and at the same time the tremendous gift I had been given. (more…)

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May Baskets: Last-Minute Ideas to Create with Kids

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

May baskets

April showers bring… May baskets.

Somehow April has zoomed by and it’s May 1 again.

I’m not sure if it’s because we’re all busy enjoying the activities that come with the spring weather or just consumed with fighting our pollen allergies, but somehow this date sneaks up on me every single year.

And every year, I am reminded of May’s coming with the beautiful, thoughtful May baskets that arrive on my porch. (more…)

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