9 Children’s Books About Pugs

My middle son loves pugs. He's generally nervous around dogs, but pugs are the exception. He gets so excited any time we meet a pug in person, and if he sees a pug toy, pug shirt, or anything else featuring these wrinkly pups, he starts counting his allowance money to...

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20 Children’s Books About LGBT+ Families

When I was a kid, the definition of family seemed to be pretty rigid -- mom, dad, and children. Some kids I knew had stepparents, but basically, I thought all families followed the same formula. The truth is, families come in all shapes and sizes, with all kinds of...

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5 Children’s Books That Can Get Wet

This post was written in partnership with Goldfish Swim School.  Four weeks ago, we welcomed our third little boy into the world. We're very excited that he's here and he's healthy. Best of all, his big brothers are absolutely thrilled with him! One of the questions I...

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9 Picture Books About Trains

This post was written in partnership with Day Out With Thomas.  There's just something about trains that kids love. The sound, the speed, the colors; they all work together to draw in little ones. No train is more loved by young children than Thomas the Tank Engine....

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5 Children’s Books About Juneteenth

Have you heard of Juneteenth? I will admit that I didn't learn that June 19th was recognized as a special day called Juneteenth until I was in college. Juneteenth marks June 19, 1865, the day that the abolition of slavery was announced in Texas, and is also recognized...

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7 Children’s Books About Ramadan

One of our family goals for the year has been to learn more about cultures and traditions that are different than our own. We knew very little about the Muslim observance of Ramadan, so my boys and I set out to learn more together. Ramadan is the ninth month of the...

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4 Children’s Books About Famous Swimmers

This post is written in partnership with Goldfish Swim School. Amazon links are referral links. Last month, I shared how Goldfish Swim School is helping my youngest son overcome his fear of water. But Goldfish isn't just for beginners. My oldest son (age 7) has taken...

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30 Picture Books About World-Changing Women

Women have been changing the world for centuries, but many times they've had to overcome bias and hardship to do so. There is much to be learned from the stories of amazing women who were able to break down barriers and make a difference. Books about awesome women are...

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