Archive for tag 'books'


Books Daddy Likes

When Drake was little, Mr. Chocolate and I did bedtime together most nights. We would take turns reading to him but as Drake got older, he had a marked preference for having me read to him every night. Since Juliet’s birth though, Mr. Chocolate ends up doing bedtime by himself often so I have started [...]

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Favorite Books – Early Twos

I’ve always loved children’s books. I started to build our collection of books at my baby shower, when friends gave me several of their favorites. I started reading the books to Little M when he was a newborn and when I’d read a book that I liked a lot, I’d search the author’s or illustrator’s [...]

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Favorite Picture Books for 2-4 Year Olds

Charlie has read many of the same books over and over the past two years. He’s loved all of these books and the reason I lumped books for 2-4 year olds together is because he started reading most of them when he was 2, but he still enjoys them at age 4. He’s always loved [...]


Books for Ages 1, 2, and 3!

Books books books – I cannot tell you enough about my love for books.  Downtime to me is curling up at the end of the night with a good book, and falling asleep mid-read.  My nickname growing up was “bookworm.” I was one of those kids that would walk and read at the same time, stay up late [...]


Books About Hard Topics

Hard topics are always harder to address with young children. Their little minds are still learning so much about the world, and to encounter something hard or ugly at a young age can be difficult not only on the child, but also on the grown-ups caring for that child. Picture books are always a wonderful [...]

Oh the books we will read!

Mrs. Sketchbook had a great post recently about a monthly book subscription, but I was sad to read that “children from high income families-by age 4-hear a total of 32 million more words spoken in their homes than children from low-income families.” So I think it’s important to start reading to children from birth, and to continue to reading [...]


Sandra Boynton: Hits and Misses

Sandra Boynton is one of those authors I had never heard of until I became a mom.  I purchased my very first Boynton book, Moo Baa La La La because it topped the bestseller’s list on Amazon.  Then, I found a couple more at my local Goodwill, which were also hits… so I thought I couldn’t go [...]

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