Books to Teach Empathy and Perspective Taking to Kids

As I reflected last month on my favorite books of 2018 (Can you come up with a better way to wrap-up the year than thinking back on all the glorious time you got to spend reading?? Because I can’t!), one commonality of many of the books I read was their ability to teach empathy and … Continue reading Books to Teach Empathy and Perspective Taking to Kids

A Perfectly Messed-Up Story – And Other Books to Teach Perseverance

I love it when a library book is great. I don't mean a library book you put on hold because you knew you wanted to read it, or one you set out to find, or even one you picked because you know the author is great. I mean just one you happened to pick up … Continue reading A Perfectly Messed-Up Story – And Other Books to Teach Perseverance

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 Site 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