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Top Ten Thursday #3 & Day 27 of 30 Day Book Challenge!

Hi everyone! Today for Top Ten Thursday, I will be sharing some of my childhood favourites! (They are not in order of how much I like them, because I honestly like them all!) So whether you are a child at heart or have a young child who is an avid reader, here are some favourites from when I was very young! 481 more words


national day of prayer

“O Divine Master, grant
that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love. 69 more words


Children Aren't Disposable

By Laura M. Cheifetz, Vice President of Church and Public Relations, Presbyterian Publishing Corporation

I have been thinking a lot about children lately. (Not about having them. 1,280 more words

Along The Journey

5 ways to help children cope with the death of a pet

Losing a pet may be a child’s first experience with death. While many young children do not fully understand the permanence of death, it’s still important to help them work through feelings of grief, guilt and loss. 246 more words


The sorry not sorry

Every now and again, one of the halflings will wrong the other in some way. It happens every day in billions of families around the world. 516 more words

Offspring Musings

Why I Read Children Books With African American Illustrations To My Toddler

“If you want to keep a secret from a black man, put it in a book.”

Each day since hearing this phrase as a child, I read often and encourage others, especially African Americans, to do the same. 582 more words


The First Time

My first baby…..my first delivery….not at all how it was supposed to be. One of the things that sticks with me the most, that still makes me cry nearly sixteen years later, is the first time I saw him – not just his foot from across the room before they whisked him away, but the first time I got to really see him, all of him. 396 more words