In Part One of this series, I gave reading suggestions for young children. In this post, I will focus on ideas for older kids. My hope is that you find books that capture your children’s imagination so they are more likely to keep reading. One series that got both my boys excited about reading was My
When my boys were young, they were rambunctious. I had a difficult time managing their high energy levels as well as my expectations of them. I had never been tackled-hugged in all my life before having them. Once they entered my world, tackle-hugs were the norm. Whenever we were home for extended periods, negotiating their
When I write a post, I usually have many points I want to get across relating to a specific topic. My goal for this article is to make it more generalized. I want you to fill in the blanks to make this idea work for you. It will look different for everyone. I will give
I often wonder, living in a technology obsessed culture the way we do, if the art of conversation is slowly dying out. To add another layer to the often difficult nature of conversing one-on-one, I also am an introverted writer. Most times when I am out in the world I find myself struggling to connect
People show us we matter in a variety of ways. When we truly matter to someone, they show up for us with comforting consistency. They answer our calls or texts, even in the middle of the night, and they do so with regularity. A busy person can still show you that you matter to them.