11 Diverse Christmas Books for Kids

Recently, I was discussing Christmas books with some other parents in a Facebook group. One mom was really struggling to find books that featured an African-American Santa Claus. Most of the books she found were out of print and hard to find. She was really hoping to...

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7 Children’s Books Inspired by The Nutcracker Ballet

I remember very clearly being a little girl and watching The Nutcracker ballet on PBS. I begged my mother to sign me up for dance lessons, and a few years later I was dancing in the ballet I loved so much as a child. I have such fond memories of this special story,...

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great for book lovers! You won't want to miss these awesome deals: All links below are referral links. Save on Books! Save $5 on print book purchases over $20 at Amazon when you use the promo code GIFTBOOK17. (Some restrictions apply)...

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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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4 Reasons Goldfish Swim School is Great for Homeschoolers

This post was written in partnership with Goldfish Swim School. One thing i think most homeschool families have in common is that we're always looking for great educational opportunities that fit our unique lifestyles. Our family is no different; I want my kids to...

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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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