Books to Read

Books to Read | Life as MOM - a round up of interesting books to read in the new year.

I’ve always been a reader. My parents taught me before I started kindergarten. Yes, we were one of those families. I think my dad gets the blame or the credit, depending on how you look at it. I guess we better ask my mom. Mom? Anyway, reading has been one of the biggest gifts and […]

An (Unusual) Book Gift Guide for Kids

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This fall reading finally “clicked” for my fifth child. As a homeschool mom, this feels like a huge relief. The experiment is working! Reaching the stage of reading independently is a huge milestone for every child, every person. Literacy is the key to understanding so much about our world. While we have our fair share […]

The Best Books of 2013 (Booking It)

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We’ve been booking it for 4 years now. Can you believe it? It’s been such a fun experience for me. Not only have I encountered some great books, thanks to you sharing your reviews, but I’ve also made some great friends, including Carrie and Anne who’ve co-hosted with me this year. This month we’re bringing […]

Resources for New Moms

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Disclosure: This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a portion of the sale. When I first became a mom (circa 1997), we had a dial-up internet connection that worked really, really slow. My husband had a pager. I don’t think I even had a cell […]

Ebooks I’m Looking Forward to Reading

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The world at your fingertips? Thousands of ideas you can carry around in your pocket? Those are some of the benefits of ebooks. Here are some I’m looking forwarding to reading. Disclosure: This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way […]

A Review of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Magic Bookstore (Booking It)

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Please know that this post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. It was so fun for Booking It last month  to all three read the same book and give three perspectives on the novel, that we decided to […]

A Review of Austenland (Booking It – September Update)

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Please know that this post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. This month for Booking It, we decided to do something a little different. We all three read the same book and are giving three perspectives on […]

Booking It – August Update

Reading books, real books, is a wonderful way to explore your world and connect with other people. Booking It is an online book club to help you do that. Check out each book review below to find the best books for you. For Booking It in 2013, I’ve invited my friends Carrie and Anne to co-host with me. I […]