Entries Tagged as 'Sunday Reads'

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Sunday Reads – I Have a Crush On Moriss Lessmore

I have a crush on Morris Lessmore. I wrapped him up, put a bow on him, and labeled him: To Nora and Miles. Really, Morris was a gift to myself. Morris Lessmore gets me. He gets words, and books and stories. He understands that words can form a life and life can form from words. [...]

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Finding Words

There’s only one thing we can be sure of, and that is the love that we have for our children, for our families, for each other. The warmth of a small child’s embrace, that is true. The memories we have of them, the joy that they bring, the wonder we see through their eyes, that [...]

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Sunday Reads: Lift-The-Flap Edition

I find Miles sitting in chairs and huddled in cozy corners talking to himself. His language is largely unintelligible still, but he’s working on it. New words form on his tongue every day. And every day he seeks new words in books. It’s like he knows (and I remember this with Nora too) which books [...]

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Sunday Reads – Current Obsessions

We have books upon books upon books.  And even though there are many books to choose from, the same ones seem to make it into the pile over and over again. Miles is in the constant reading stage – the stage where every book ends up off the shelf by the end of the day [...]

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Sunday Reads – Stealing Time Magazine

I steal moments for words. I write them down, roll them over in my head a million times. Words follow me around, lift me up, bring me comfort and wonder and joy. I read because of the words. Sure, I read for the stories too – there must be a story – but a story, [...]

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Sunday Reads – Halloween Edition

I never liked Halloween in my pre-kid days. I never understood the excitement of dressing up or the point of going to ask your neighbors for candy when you could just buy it yourself at the store. I must have once, as a child, felt the excitement of Halloween, but I had forgotten it until [...]

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Sunday Reads: My New Favorite Read-Aloud

Sometimes I feel stuck in a book rut, not excited about reading the same old books aloud again and again and again. That’s when I usually go book shopping, or to the library if we have time. Some books contain great characters and stories, but they are a challenge to read aloud. The flow is [...]

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Sunday Reads: Princesses With a Sense Of Humor

Nora’s princess phase is slowing. She no longer comes home and dresses up in princess apparel each day; she no longer talks incessantly of all things princess; she saves her quarters for things other than princess dolls. She has declared that she wants to be a ballerina when she grows up, not a princess. But [...]

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

5 Books That Children Must READ Before Watching

I was sitting in the doctor’s waiting room yesterday when Ken texted me. He was letting Nora watch a rainy afternoon movie. And he had chosen Ramona. Ramona! I scream texted back. Ramona is a BOOK! Ramona Quimby, Age 8 was the very first chapter book I ever read on my own. Ramona is the [...]

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Sunday Reads – Parenting Books Edition (And A Giveaway!)

I was a slave to my parenting books for the first year of Nora’s life. It was when I took my nose out of those books and looked more inward to my own parenting compass that I first started to write here, to document my unique journey through motherhood. I realized, in my whole first [...]

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