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15 Books to Teach Kids About Gratitude

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I can really get behind a day of feasting, relaxing and visiting with family and friends, and remembering all the things we have to be thankful for.  Gratitude is such an important factor in our lives.  Practicing gratitude can relieve stress, lower blood pressure, create contentment, improve our relationships, and even further our career. And here we are, right in the middle of National Gratitude Month. Could there be a more appropriate time to teach our children about gratitude? Unfortunately, it often seems that Thanksgiving is overshadowed by the big commercial push of Read More

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11 Books I Keep Recommending

Reading is something I do almost compulsively. There is always a stack of books next to my bed and another on a shelf nearby. I visit my local library biweekly and love the free books I get monthly thanks to Amazon Prime. I’m always on the lookout for a good read. I follow book people of Instagram and Facebook . Check out A Book Lover’s Adventures for a fun blog on books and travel. Books to… is also a fun blog to check out for recommendations. I also find book recommendations on Goodreads and on my local library website. I use Read More

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Get Caught Reading: 15 Favorite Read Aloud Books

May begins in one week. That’s right, just one week. When I think of May, I think of end-of-school activities, Mother’s Day gifts, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, and that hint of summer in the air. I recently found out that May is Get Caught Reading Month. In honor of this, I’m hoping to share some of my favorite reads all month long. What better way to start than with a list of my favorite read-aloud books to share with children. I love children’s books. My own kids are past the read-aloud stage, but I still have shelves and cupboards full Read More

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10 Favorite Books from 2016

I am an avid reader and I’m always excited to share my favorite books. I set a goal for myself each year to read 50 books. This year I reached 75 (so far…still have a few days left!). Goodreads.com is what I use to keep track of what I’ve read, how much I liked it, and what I want to read next. If you haven’t joined Goodreads, I highly recommend it. I’ve been a member for 10 years now. You can share recommendations with your friends, read reviews from other readers, and even enter book giveaways. Who doesn’t love a Read More