• Letters From Father Christmas

    Beautiful Christmas Books That Evoke Generosity and Kindness

    Beautiful Christmas Books for the Whole Family It’s almost December again and that means it’s time to share a round-up post of some favorite Christmas books.  There are so many beautiful Christmas books to choose from, and because of this, the following list is fairly lengthy. At the end, therefore, you will find a printable list of all the titles I will mention. The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg is one of my favorite Christmas picture books. It is one that I received as a gift for St. Nicholas Day many years ago,…

  • Insightful and Wise Anne Frank Quotes

    14 Insightful & Powerful Anne Frank Quotes

    Wonderful Anne Frank Quotes Almost 78 years ago a young girl started a diary. This simple diary that no one should have ever read has become a very popular book read by millions of people from around the globe. It has been translated into many languages, it has inspired hundreds of conversations, and offered unique insight into time long gone. The diary I am speaking of is of course Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl. She could never have imagined that her words would be so widely read. In among the scribbling of everyday life and longings, we can find a surprising amount of…

  • Free Resources For Learning About Anne Frank

    Free Resources for Learning About Anne Frank

    Happy 91st Birthday, Anne Frank! It is hard to believe that if Anne Frank were still alive today, she would be celebrating her 91st birthday today!  Annelies ‘Anne’ Marie Frank was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt Germany to Otto and Edith Frank. Anne had one older sibling, a sister named Margot. The Franks were a Jewish family living in a time and place where being a Jew was dangerous. That is why on July 6, 1942 Anne Frank’s family went into hiding. They would remain in hiding until they were found and arrested on August 4, 1944. Sadly, just weeks before the end…

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    Book Review | Adventures With Waffles

    Adventures With Waffles by Maria Parr My first introduction to Adventures With Waffles by Maria Parr was a few years ago when my mom read the book aloud to the whole family. Every single member of the family loved it. From my dad all the way down to the toddler at the time and everyone in between. It was just one of those great books that keeps everyone engaged. What’s going to happen next? Are they going to be okay? Can you read just one more chapter? Why does it have to be over already? Those are just a few of the questions pouring from…

  • 6 Great Instagram Accounts for Tolkien Fans to Follow

    6 Great Instagram Accounts for Tolkien Fans

    Are you a fan of the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings? Do you want to add a little bit of Tolkien to your Instagram feed? Below is a list of Instagram accounts for Tolkien Fans. The list of accounts I am going to mention basically fall into two main categories. The one category is filled with IG accounts that feature Tolkien inspired projects, products, pictures of Tolkien book covers, etc. The other category is filled with accounts that feature funny Lotr memes, interesting facts about the books and movies, pictures behind-the-scenes of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy and that sort…

  • List of Free Reading Resources

    List of 5+ Free Reading Resources

    Want some free reading resources? In light of recent events, I  have created a list of free reading resources that are available to anyone and everyone.  When I heard that families were being forced to stay home because of certain events happening in the world right now, I really wanted to do something to help. I was at loss as to what I could do to help because I didn’t want to add to any overwhelm effecting families who have been tossed into homeschooling or benefit from them financially. After thinking about it for a while, I decided that I could compile a list of…

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    7 Picture Books About Gardening That Kids Will Love

    Finding lovely picture books about gardening is not hard Today is the first official day of spring! When I think of spring, my mind automatically turns to gardening. I have gardened with my mother for pretty much as long as I can remember. It has always been part of our late winter/early spring routine to plan the garden, start seeds indoors, waiting for the soil to thaw so that we can prepare the garden beds and transplant the little seedlings. Gardening is really great thing to do if you have the space and resources to do so. Getting the kids involved is even better.  Gardening…