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10 Best Halloween Books for kids

10 Best Halloween Books for Kids

Is it just me or does having kids suddenly make you as giddy as, well, a kid, when it comes to Halloween? I’m that crazy mom that scours stores for the perfect skeleton pajamas, frequents the Target dollar spot to stock up on festive “necessities,” and brainstorms clever costume ideas while laying in bed at night. (They’re still considered clever if […]

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No Yelling Chart

Mom Gets a Behavior Chart

A couple of days after hanging up the one and only behavior chart in our house, my son told me, “No sticker for you! Try again tomorrow.” He was right; I hadn’t earned my sticker for the day. See, the behavior chart was for me, not for the kids. Let me explain. My kids were adopted. […]

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A Boy and His Cardboard Box

A Boy and His Cardboard Box

My sons have a book, an adorable picture book with a simple message titled “Little Boy,” by Alison McGhee and Peter Reynolds. The book is one they’ve always loved, the words simple and its meaning clear. It is about a parents’ wish for their little boy to never lose the magic of childhood – the […]

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Books for Tough Topics

I’d like to think that because I’m 28 years ahead of my oldest daughter, I have mature answers to all her questions, intelligent explanations to her curiosities and calming responses to her intense emotions. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case! I’d like to think I can craft the age appropriate words to handle tough topics. Again, definitely not the […]

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Preventing Sexual Abuse

Typing the title of this post pains me. It breaks my heart that this is the world we live in. About a year and a half ago, my husband went to a conference for his work related to counseling and supporting people through different types of suffering. One afternoon they spent the entire session teaching […]

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Books for Moms: Motherhood Memoirs

There are all sorts of books targeted specifically at moms. You can simply conduct a quick Amazon search on “best books for moms” and marvel at the variety. (I mean… wow.) In my early days of parenting, the only mom books I read were of the how to genre; you know, “how get your kid […]

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