Category: Culture

Reading Wednesday | How do you say Good Night?

Do you have a good night ritual with your children? In How do you say Good Night, illustrated by Catalina Echeverri, Zoey the Zebra wonders how the animals around her say good night. The story is her search for the answer to her question.

Reading Wednesday | Cozy, Snowy Cuddles

It may not be popular, but I love it when the weather turns cold. I love wearing fuzzy sweaters, bundling in cozy blankets, and drinking hot chocolate. So when I had a chance to review a book all about winter chilliness, I had to…

Banned Book Week

This week is Banned Book Week. The American Library Association (ALA) keeps a record of books that have been banned, burned, or otherwise discriminated against. Most of the time, it seems these books challenge the current culture, have strong religious undertones, or are explicit…

Reading Wednesday | Candy Apple Blessings

I’m a big fan of Autumn. So when I spotted a children’s book that talked about all the good things about Fall, I couldn’t wait to read it. Candy Apple Blessings, illustrated by Maddie Frost, is a fantastic introduction the wonderfulness found between the months…

Reading Wednesday|City of Lies

City of Lies is one of the best books I have read in awhile. This historical mystery by Victoria Thompson, brings to life the struggles of suffergist women in the early 1900s. 

Reading Wednesday|Mortimer’s First Garden

Here on the edges of Lake Michigan, it seemed forever before the brown of spring gave way to the green of summer. Mortimer the Mouse, felt the same way, too. He longed for green, but was surrounded by so much brown. In Mortimer’s First…

Reading Wednesday: Death on Tap

Death on Tap is the first book in a new series by Ellie Alexander. When Sloane Krause catches her husband cheating on her, she kicks him out and gets a new job. But when she finds a dead body at her new place of employment,…

The Ides of March

Growing up, we loved quoting Shakespeare, especially around the dinner table. The song of the witches in Macbeth is one of my favorites. Seriously, Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog. Too much fun. But when March comes…

184 Days of Motherhood

Six months ago today, my husband and I welcomed our baby boy into our lives. That day changed many things, as new babies do, but it also opened the door for much self-learning. The past 184 days have held challenge and joy, weakness and…

Love and Lent

In case you didn’t know, today is Valentine’s Day. Generally I would not write about this holiday since others share lists and ideas and commentary that seems to cover all aspects of the day. Not to mention, it’s a tricky event to address since…

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