The Best Bedtime Books for Little Boys

Many of you are probably familiar with these books, but they are so good that I can't resist a post about them anyway. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site; Steam Train, Dream Train; and Mighty, Mighty Construction SiteĀ are my absolute favorite bedtime books for little boys (or girls) ages 0 - 5. In fact, I decided to … Continue reading The Best Bedtime Books for Little Boys

A Book to Help Say Goodbye to a Pet

It has taken me a long time to write this one. I thought I would write it pretty quickly after Bea died, while the lesson of the book and my sons' reactions to it were fresh in my mind. But I couldn't. I'm not sure I am ready yet, but as I mentioned in my … Continue reading A Book to Help Say Goodbye to a Pet

Best Books for a 1-Year-Old from Mom’s Got it Made

When I first came across a post from Megan of Mom's Got it Made, I thought she was hysterical. Her ability to describe the issues we moms all face (like getting out the door on time) in a way that makes us all feel like we are in this thing together is uncanny. I awkwardly … Continue reading Best Books for a 1-Year-Old from Mom’s Got it Made

Vocabulary Building Books for Babies and Big Kids

The final tip in this boosting early reading skills series is my favorite and probably the simplest: Read books with words that your kiddos do not yet know. That's it. There is not much to it, but I do have a TON of recommendations to help you execute it that I hope you will check … Continue reading Vocabulary Building Books for Babies and Big Kids