Posts tagged "Reading"

What I'm Reading Now: "Crazy Sexy Diet"

What I'm Reading Now: "Crazy Sexy Diet"
To begin, I don’t really like to use the word diet.  In general diets don’t work and create a negative and sometimes dangerous image in my head.  I tell my kids not to use the word diet or fat for that matter. I knew of Kris Carr from one of my yoga intensives and figured... Read more »

What I am reading: "Eleanor & Park"

What I am reading: "Eleanor & Park"
I bought Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell awhile back at a random bookstore outing with my son.  The cover art is what attracted me to the novel. The New York Times Bestseller sat on my nightstand with my other stack of books for a long time before I cracked it open this week. Immediately I was... Read more »

The book I am reading that I cannot put down

The book I am reading that I cannot put down
A couple weeks ago my Mom texted me. “I read a good book over the weekend; Me Before You.” “I’ll look for it.” I responded “Just a suggestion since you may have free time with hubby traveling.”  Yes, my Mom said “hubby.” Moms are always right.  A few days later, I didn’t know what to... Read more »
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School is Ending; Time to Embrace Change

School is Ending; Time to Embrace Change
Memorial Day is the official beginning of summer.  We are safe to wear white and everyone’s Facebook updates are exploding with photos of picnics and sprinklers. My son, daughter and I finally seem to have fallen into a comfortable weekday rhythm and all of sudden it is ending.  Camp will bring an entirely new schedule... Read more »

Who I Would Cast For 'The Hunger Games' Movie

Who I Would Cast For 'The Hunger Games' Movie
I’m not sure if it was subconscious or coincidence, but somehow I read The Hunger Games at the same time the press for the movie came out.   I did my best to avoid the continuous coverage of Lenny Kravitz and Miley Cyrus’s boyfriend.  To me the characters had their own look created by my imagination.... Read more »

Giving Truly Can Be Better Than Getting

Giving Truly Can Be Better Than Getting
As my son learned from somewhere (TV I’m afraid), “The holidays are not about getting, but giving.”  I’m glad he brought this up as it was a perfect segway into explaining that one night of Hanukkah instead of getting, we will be giving; this year to Open Books. Surprisingly it was easier for the kids to give... Read more »
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Donate Used Books and Support Literacy

Donate Used Books and Support Literacy
This time of year gives me anxiety.  It is the over indulging, dark afternoons and intense socializing.   One tradition that makes December brighter is giving back and helpings others.  In 2010 I wrote about Bundle of Joy, a charity that gives diapers to babies that don’t have clean diapers.  If you have diapers that don’t fit,... Read more »

The Next Generations of Readers

The Next Generations of Readers
Is reading becoming phased out?  My six year old is learning  his sight words and can read basic sentences and very short stories, with help.  Last summer while playing a version of Banana Grams with Poppy, he proudly spelled a word B R B.  His Poppy told him that was not a word and he responded... Read more »

Read To Your Kids During Summer

I am not a student and my son is only just “graduated” from Pre-K, but yesterday after his last day of school, I was singing “Schools Out for the Summer” and felt the sense of relief and freedom of a younger me. I love the warm, light evenings, no socks and carefree moments of the summer.  But, I know it... Read more »
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I Read "Two Kisses for Maddy" In One Sitting

I’m not sure if it is a New Moon, the start of April or something in the air, but this week has been all about firsts.  Monday I cooked Indian food, yesterday I tried Zumba and today I read a book in one sitting.  I know reading a book shouldn’t be a major accomplishment, but it’s one... Read more »
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