Books to boost body image and self love in kids

Guest post. Standing in front of the mirror, head tilted. She squints, focuses, dwells. She hones in on all the ‘flaws’ – and the tween girl looking back at her agrees with her thoughts. Yep. Definitely ugly. Her hair is too thin. Her skin too pale. Her body too thick. And her face? Well it’s…

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Lockdown love! Bringing book joy to worn down friends

Guest post. How are we all in lockdown (if you are in lockdown)? Everyone’s experience is so different, right? While for some it’s good, nice even, for others it can be very mentally eroding and testing. Like those of us trying to homeschool while also working, for instance … face palm and pressure cooker emoji!…

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Rhyme time! Best rhyming books for little ones

Guest post. Is there any better feeling in this world than snuggling a warm little body into yours and reading to them in a sing-song voice? Books that rhyme are just so very special, right? It isn’t just about the story and pictures, but the rhythm in which they are read in and the energy…

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15 books all boys should read before age ten

Guest post. When I envision the future, my sons all grown up and my face more lined than I’d like, I hope they have become men who are kind, gentle, respectful of women, in touch with their emotions and good communicators. I hope they are the opposite of everything toxic masculinity makes our boys think…

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Roarsome! Best dinosaur books for kids

When my boys were around the ages of three to five they became obsessed, and I mean OBSESSED, with dinosaurs. So much so that it felt like we had a pet dino living in the house with us. There was much roaring, stomping and stalking going on (little hands always in the t-rex position). Gosh,…

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Everyone belongs: Books to read for Harmony Week

School playgrounds across the nation will soon turn orange, as little ones celebrate what it means to be inclusive with Harmony Week. In 2022 Harmony Week runs from March 21 – 27 and includes ‘Harmony Day’ on March 21, which is the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. As well as…

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