Tag Archives | reading


5 Fave Read-Alouds for Tots to Tweens

I am not always a good mom. I yell too much. I care more about keeping the house clean than about creating magical childhood moments. I let the kids eat way too many desserts, and I am notoriously lax about screen time. Sometimes, I cheap out on organic foods—even the ones on the infamous dirty […]

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Confronting My Learning Disability Early

“Mama read to me.”  It’s a daily request that my toddler asks of me. If she had it her way we would read the whole library of books she has. Instead we set a limit and I pray it isn’t the same two books I read the night before… lately it has. She sure does have […]

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Go, See, Play: UW-Madison Geology Museum

On a lazy January Friday afternoon, my son and I made our most recent visit to the free UW- Madison Geology Museum. Turns out it had been so long since we’d been there, that he had forgotten about it. Since he was 3 1/2 or 4, his favorite book has been Fossils, Rocks, and Minerals. My son’s taken this book to […]

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110 Chapter Books | For Ages 4-10

As parents, we ask each other advice on many things. In the early days it is all about sleeping, eating and crying, but as our kids grow, I have found that a lot of us are asking each other what our kids are reading. While I adore picture books, and I encourage you to read […]

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Supporting the Madison Reading Project

Have you heard about the good the Madison Reading Project has been doing this year? The Madison Reading Project is a rising star in the literacy education and support movement in Madison. Their mission is “to help increase literacy rates in Dane County vulnerable children and encourage a love for reading” (taken from the Madison Reading Project […]

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On Beauty

On a recent Friday afternoon, my son was home from school. He’d been sick on Thursday (fever, chills, lethargy, vomiting… the works!) and while he was symptom free on Friday, he still needed to be home due to the 24-hour-rule. I worked Friday morning while he hung out with my husband who was already off […]

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Spring Reads

One of my favorite things to do is read. The only problem is finding time to do it, like most things, as a parent. I work full-time, have a small business, write for the blog, and oh yeah, I have a husband, 3-year-old twins and a dog. Where do I find time to read? There […]

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Usborne for the Holidays| Giveaway!

Happy Holidays, Book Lovers! I am a mom and a huge book lover. When I wake up in the morning, I often find my 5-year-old son in his room reading and that melts my heart.  Nearly 3 ½ years ago, I started working as an Independent Consultant for Usborne Books & More. Why? I wanted […]

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