24 Days of Christmas Books

As soon as the calendar turns to December, my boys are ready to count down to Christmas. I love the countdown, too, and what better way to do it than with books? I took 24 of our favorite Christmas books and put them together into a "book advent calendar" of sorts, so...

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24 Days of Christian Christmas Books

There are lots of great ways to make the Advent season special for those who observe Christmas as a religious holiday, but one of my favorite ways is with books. Books help us to reflect on the significance of the season, and books open our eyes to new connections...

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6 Books About Food Allergies for Kids

When my middle son was 18 months old, we discovered that he had a dairy intolerance. I had to learn how to read labels for hidden sources of milk, and figure out how to alter some of our favorite dishes. However, the biggest challenge was trying to explain to my...

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5 Gifts for Kids That Aren’t Toys

While I love celebrating birthdays and holidays with my family, there's one thing I don't look forward to: the addition of more toys to our collection. My kids are blessed with more than enough things to play with, and we declutter and donate toys regularly. But still...

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9 Gryffindor Gifts for Harry Potter Fans

In the Harry Potter series of books, every student at Hogwart’s School of Wizardry and Witchcraft gets “sorted” into a house. Each house’s members are known for having certain traits. Potter fans have embraced these houses, and many of them (myself included!) love to...

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9 Ravenclaw Gifts for Harry Potter Fans

In the Harry Potter series of books, every student at Hogwart’s School of Wizardry and Witchcraft gets “sorted” into a house. Each house’s members are known for having certain traits. Potter fans have embraced these houses, and many of them (myself included!) love to...

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9 Slytherin Gifts for Harry Potter Fans

In the Harry Potter series of books, every student at Hogwart’s School of Wizardry and Witchcraft gets “sorted” into a house. Each house’s members are known for having certain traits. Potter fans have embraced these houses, and many of them (myself included!) love to...

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9 Hufflepuff Gifts for Harry Potter Fans

In the Harry Potter series of books, every student at Hogwart's School of Wizardry and Witchcraft gets "sorted" into a house. Each house's members are known for having certain traits. Potter fans have embraced these houses, and many of them (myself included!) love to...

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7 Board Books for Feminist Babies

One thing I've wanted my boys to know from a young age is that both boys and girls are awesome, smart, and strong. That's why I'm intentional about what we read; I want my children to learn about people who aren't like them, and see that all people are worthy of...

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7 Gifts for Book-Loving Babies

We added a new baby to our family this year, which means -- baby stuff! Of course, we've got lots of books for him and we're already reading to him daily. But a bookworm like myself also can't resist some precious book-themed baby gear as well. If you're looking for...

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