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Learning to Love Bedtime with Toddlers

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I LOVE putting my kids to bed at night! OK, what parent of small children actually loves bedtime? In truth, what I love is the...

Books I’m Taking a Break From

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I’m a pretty voracious reader. Ever since I was a child, I have always had a deep love of books. Fiction, mysteries...

Using Books to Teach Our Kids About Diversity

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Also commonly known as Black History Month, "National African American History Month in February celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American...

Which ‘Harry Potter’ Character Am I?

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I don't, however, need to take any of those "Which Harry Potter Character Are You?" quizzes that pop up on my social media feed. I already know, without a doubt, which character I am.

5 Ways to Raise a Book Lover

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Let your children see you reading. It can be hard to put down the phone and pick up a book or leave the laundry for later (OK, maybe that’s not too hard). I know you may be interrupted 100 times and it may take an hour to get through a page, but it’s worth a try. Our children, especially when they are little, want to do what we do. If they see us reading for enjoyment, they will see it as something fun and want to do it too.

5 Awesome Parenting Books to Help with Different Stages of Childhood

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When I became a mom, I felt all the feels — extreme happiness, complete exhaustion, and anxiety that I had no idea what I was doing! I hadn't spent much time around babies, so in addition to turning to family and friends, I sought out the experts — via parenting books — for some sage parenting advice. Not one of these books has had all the answers for my parenting conundrums, but I do like reading about different perspectives and ideas on child development. Here are the books that have helped me parent my son through different stages of his life so far.

Lost Arts — and Finding Them With Our Kids

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My five-year-old received a letter from my grandmother the other day. She opened it, and upon seeing the slanted, looping letters across the notecard,...

8 Books That Teach Kids to Make the World a Better...

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If there's anything the last year has taught us, it's that the fight for justice — and, more specifically, teaching our children what's right...

Unexpected Boston-Area Library Perks

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I'm a public library super fan — there's no denying it. As I've written before, one of the things I prioritize as a mother is...

Some Summer Reads!

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Reading ranks as one of my top ways to unwind at night. When all the stars align, my kids are tucked in, I'm not...

Storytime Switch-Up :: 4 Ways to Reinvent How You Read with...

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When you think of spring, what comes to mind? For me, it's rain showers and daffodils, brisk walks and sunny days that hint at...

Best Books for Kids :: 4 Sites for Great Children’s Book...

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Today is Read Across America Day — a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2, Dr. Seuss’s birthday. It's no secret that I...

Say ‘Happy Holidays’ with the Gift of PJ Library Books!

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'Tis the season for holiday gifting. It seems like our to-do and to-buy-for lists are so long at this time of year, and finding...

Finding Time to Read… as a Mom

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"Little Blue Truck." "Dear Zoo." "Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site." "Moo, Baa, La, La, La." My guess is you have no trouble finding time to...

How We Love Our Books and Libraries

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Reading has been one of my favorite hobbies for as long as I can remember. Sadly, since having a child of my own I...