• Easy Strategies for Choosing Family Read Aloud Books

    5 Simple Stategies for Choosing Read Alouds the Whole Family Will Enjoy

    How to Choose Read Alouds for the Whole Family Is it even possible? Choosing books for family read aloud time can seem daunting, especially if you have multiple children in various age groups who have wildly different interests. It is not impossible, however, to find books that are both wholesome and entertaining that everyone will love. You can find read alouds that the whole family will love using these simple strategies. 1. Look at your family dynamic Before you choose any books to read at family read aloud time, consider your family dynamics. How many children do you have? Are all of your children really…

  • 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,…

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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…

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    50 Wise & Beautiful Tolkien Quotes

    There are many wise and beautiful Tolkien quotes It can safely be stated that J. R. R. Tolkien, throughout his many years of writing books, has certainly written many wise and beautiful things to quote. This list will consist of 50 quotes from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit. If you intentionally look to find quotes from inside these four books, you will discover it is not all difficult to locate a plethora of good quotes, and little wonder considering that combined the books amount to a total of 1501 pages.  The list of quotes below includes some of my very favorite…

  • 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…