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Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would

Welcome to my first ever Top Ten Tuesday!

Thanks to The Broke And The Bookish for this week’s topic: Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would.  932 more words

Book Blogger

Middle Passage by Charles Johnson

The library wants this book back so I had to read it.  It was part of a collection of books the library had put on display for Black History Month.   248 more words

Writing

She doesn’t share, but she really does care!

Something that we have been observing abut Rumi in the past few months is that she does not like to share her toys. She enjoys having her friends over and even waits eagerly for them, but once they are here, she grabs every single thing they touch and loads her arms with her balls and dolls and blocks shrieking “It’s MINE!” We bought her some nice books on sharing. 768 more words

Parenting Tips

2016 Reading Review

We really like books in our house, if you haven’t already gleaned that from other posts. More than that, we enjoy reading them together. In 2016 we continued reading some series that we had already started (Harry Potter), we launched into one of my favorite Fantasy series (The Chronicles of Prydain), we finished another great series (Narnia), and read an assortment of other classics and high-interest books. 453 more words

Unschooling

How we say babies are perfect and then roll up our sleeves to make our improvements upon them

I recently read and loved Aditi Mittal’s tweets directed towards the horrible “fairness industry” in this country. It is brilliant to see people wake up and embrace ‘dusky’, ‘wheatish’, ‘biscuit-colored’ and whatever other gorgeous browns God has gifted us with although it is still miles to go before Indians stop giving skin-color any thought at all. 1,000 more words

Parenting Tips

Raising a “creative” child

For 25 out of the (almost) 30 years of my life I held some very fixed notions about creativity. To me, creative people looked a certain way: crinkly cotton skirts, scarves or stoles, lots of silver jewellery, kajal and a… 1,202 more words

Parenting Tips

Book Review: Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger, Maple, and Evergreen are the three main protagonists in this book by Anchee Min.  Maple narrates the story which is a coming of age during Maoist China. 119 more words

Writing