Good Book: The Elephant Whisperer

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I’m not sure I have fully divulged this before on the blog but I am 100%, whole-heartedly, without a doubt an animal lover. As a child I always wanted to be a veterinarian or a dolphin trainer. Clearly that ship has sailed and I wasn’t on it, but I still do take the chance to… read more

Best Books: You Are Special

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You Are Special is a book that should be in everyones library. It’s particularly poignant on a day when you or your little people are feeling less than special and need to be reminded that you are in fact perfect-as-you-are, loved, and precious. In this book author Max Lucado introduces the reader to the Wemmicks, a… read more

Best Books: Scratch and Sketch Books

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We have been getting very craftsy over at our place. Both my girls just spent a week at “art camp” with one of their favorite teachers and they have been completely inspired ever since. They especially love when I draw or paint things that they then try to replicate. We’ve also recently had a lot… read more

Read: Wild

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I was first introduced to Cheryl Strayed when my “best book friend” gave me an anthology of columns she had written giving people advice. I immediately knew her voice resonated with me. And then I read her best-seller Wild, the story of a young woman who cracks, both literally and figuratively, after suddenly losing her mother… read more

Best Books: Iggy Peck, Architect & Rosie Reveer, Engineer

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My mom came back from a trip to Seattle last year with two books that have added such richness to our little home library. Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect, both by Andrea Beaty, are fabulous. Each is the story of a child inspired at a young age to follow their passions for architecture and engineering…. read more