The following is by editor Kara Fleck.
I haven’t had much time for reading lately. Yes, there are still stacks and stacks of books laying about the house waiting for me to crack them open, but life with a new baby means that most of my time is spent doing other things beside reading. (And, okay, I’ll admit that sometimes when I find a few moments to myself it is the knitting needles that I reach for and not a book).
However, I’m pleased to say that a few books have made it off of my teetering nightstand piles and into active reading rotation, becoming my companions during late night and early morning nursing sessions and those rare moments during the day that I have to myself.
One of those books was contributor Mariah Bruehl’s Playful Learning and the other has been Amanda and Stephen Soule’s The Rhythm of Family: Discovering a Sense of Wonder Through the Seasons.
If you’ve been reading Simple Kids for very long, it is probably evident to you that rhythm is important to me as parent. In our home, we have daily rhythms, weekly rhythms, and even a yearly rhythm as the seasons change. So I was very intrigued when I found out the title of this book and what its focus would be. It seemed to be exactly the kind of book I’d fall in love with and I’d been anticipating it for months before its release.
I’m happy to report that The Rhythm of Family was well worth the wait.