Added by Jan Krystkowiak on August 16, 2010 at 5:13pm — No Comments
A semi-controversial book came out back in 2006 called TO HELL WITH ALL THAT. Flanagan caught a lot of flack by talking about how conflicted modern mothers feel and how many of us may just want to be a housewife deep down. Whether or not this is true, much of the book resonated with me. I was just about to get married at the time I read this book. It isn't a great book and many complained about how Flanagan was often self-contradictory. But I think she also revealed how difficult it can be…Continue
Added by Amy Malaise on August 11, 2010 at 1:09pm — No Comments
Added by Marina DelVecchio on August 4, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments
My books for this semester have arrived and I have to say, I am slightly overwhelmed. I am taking 5 classes this semester and these books cover 3 of them! My other 2 classes are art classes and I don't believe they have books (thank God for small favors) but I do know that they will require a LOT of time and effort on my part. Luckily, I love art and those classes, although time consuming and sometimes stressful, are really…Continue
Added by Nicki Ditch on August 2, 2010 at 9:27am — No Comments
Added by Tricia Isham on July 22, 2010 at 4:31pm — No Comments
Today I'm participating in the MEET AN AUTHOR Blog Hop, designed specifically for readers to find and get to know new authors and discover great new reads.…
Added by Susan Kaye Quinn on July 19, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments
Is there something about summer that brings out the reluctant reader? The temptations of the pool and camps and just running around being crazy seem to make curling up with a book even less attractive than normal for my two reluctant readers (Dark Omen continues to drain the new fiction shelf faster than they…Continue
Added by Susan Kaye Quinn on July 9, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments
On my Ink Spells blog, I've tried to give parents some content guidelines to help in choosing books for their kids. Even so, finding good books is a constant challenge as my kids are always reading faster than I can keep up. There's three of them after all; it's hardly fair.
Usually I check the AR guide first, to see what the "target" audience for the book is: publishers develop…Continue
Added by Susan Kaye Quinn on July 1, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments
I have three boys with three different learning styles and paths to reading. If you believe there is only one way to teach a child to love books, I urge you to have more than one child. And then try to teach them to read.
This great post and discussion at Imagination Soup (what a great name!) got me thinking about all the things I've done over the years to…Continue
Added by LeadHership on June 22, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments
I feel SOOO busy these days, not that I'm not ALWAYS busy, but lately I'm really feeling it!
I'm trying to keep up with my blog here and keep fresh content coming whether it be a personal
blog post or a product review & giveaway, I want to always keep fresh things coming for you, my readers!
I've also decided to start my own home based business as an ambassador with …
Added by Christian HomeSchool Hub on June 21, 2010 at 2:07pm — No Comments
Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 15, 2010 at 12:54pm — No Comments
A task for the kid-less weekend…
Yep. What do I do when the girls are at their grandparents and my wonderful spouse is at work?Organize our book shelf by color! Yes, I’m weird. (And just in case you think I’m nuts too, I also took walks and had lots of time to write.)
I’d seen this long ago on some blog and thought, “Now that would really improve our bookshelf.” I’m always searching for ways to simplify things in our home since clutter and mess really…Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 6, 2010 at 6:40pm — No Comments
Happy Saturday! A few things to browse this weekend on Sharing Saturday…
* a review of something we appreciate,
* links to online contests or give-aways (because I’m a
sucker for both), and
* links to a few good reads (e.g. articles, blog posts,
My sharing is focused on living a simple, environmentally-friendly, and balanced lifestyle.…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 5, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments
Buttons. Yes, a strange fascination, I admit. But I love them.
I’ve always loved buttons. Those colorful, textured little baubles from the past. And yes, I know, it doesn’t exactly match up with the whole de-clutter philosophy…but they do bring me such happiness. And…Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 31, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments
Did you know…
If you forget about those hard boil eggs you put on the burner to reach a boil…they’ll begin exploding in the pot just as soon as all the water has…Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 28, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments