Does your tween or teen crave adventure and danger? I’ve never quite outgrown my fascination with survival stories, partly because I know I need all the help I can to survive. However, I also love survival stories because they can teach us so much about ourselves and human nature. How would we handle that much stress? What are we doing today to hone our inner strength and determination? So here is a list of epic true survival stories for tweens and teens. [Read more…]
Amazon has extended their $5 off $20 on printed books special! Every year, I add at least one (if not two) books to my Christmas wish list. PLUS, I love to read a book to the kids during Winter Break! And books make a wonderful gift for everyone from baby showers, to teens and in betweens! Right now, Amazon deals continued for book lovers has a code where when you spend $20 on books, you will receive $5 off when you use the code GIFTBOOK18 . [Read more…]
Happiness is a stack of books and a comfy couch on a rainy day! Or laying by the pool. Or sitting on the front porch! I love to read. Reading is great for traveling to a different place in time or having a front row seat to a great survival story. But reading is also wonderful for learning to see things from a different perspective. Reading open up new growth in our lives. Amazon Prime Day has some amazing deals for book lovers. So whether you enjoy reading on your kindle, holding a fresh hard cover copy or downloading a new audio book, you are bound to find some exciting Amazon Prime day deals for book lovers. [Read more…]
Dear Friend! You are going to laugh at me, but I had an epiphany about motherhood the other night. It only took me 20 years. I’m so quick, I know! Ha! But anyhow, it reminded me of a conversation we had awhile back. So I wanted to share my epiphany with you. And of course, I just wanted to check in with you too:) So here’s my brilliant realization! My Dear Friend, YOU are the perfect mom for your child. [Read more…]
When I first saw the book, A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold, I was both eager to read and dreading it at the same time. Sue Klebold is the mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the teenagers who entered Columbine High School and killed 13 students and faculty. To read the very words of one whose life and name had become synonymous with the Columbine High School shooting massacre of 1999, felt overwhelming and too dark.
However, I truly appreciate a book showing the human spirit’s ability to rise above tragedy. And one of my librarians gave me her compelling review, so I decided to take the plunge and read the book. [Read more…]