Worthwhile Reads, Lovely Things

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Welcome to my new readers and to those of you returning to this space! Once a week I like to sit down and share with you some of my favorite things.

Here are this week’s worthwhile reads and lovely things …

Books: ever since she found out he lives in Indiana, Jillian (age 13) has been wanting to read John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. It finally became available at the local library and she grabbed it up. She’s been enjoying it, especially when the characters are at local landmarks that she knows.

Lucy (age 6) continues to love Salad People and we’ve been having a good time creating with this book. It is due back to the library soon and I think this mama might have found the “read” for her upcoming birthday. (We do Want, Need, Wear, Read for gift giving occasions like Christmas and birthdays). I was thinking of maybe pairing it with another book by Mollie Katzen, Pretend Soup. Do any of you have that one?

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Worthwhile Reads, Lovely Things

Worthwhile Reads and Lovely Things | SimpleKids.netNote: this post may contain affiliate links. Thanks for your support!

Welcome to my new readers and to those of you returning to this space! I seem to be doing some online spring cleaning and I recently decided to make my personal blog private, for a variety of reasons.

I may bring some of those topics over here to Simple Kids, including opening up a bit about my struggle with parenting and depression IF I can figure out a way to write about that topic that is still authentic to my voice and to the mission I have for Simple Kids.

It’s a complicated thing, depression and motherhood, and I strive to keep this place … uncomplicated. However, I do feel like it is important to talk about. I’m still pondering the best way to handle this.

In the meantime, one thing I knew for sure I did want to bring over to this space are my weekly-ish Worthwhile Reads and Lovely Things posts. These are some of my favorite posts to write and I think you guys will love them, too. (Similar to Weekend Links, for those of you long, long time readers).

Thanks for joining me for the first ever Simple Kids version of WRLT! Now, let’s get to the good stuff!

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