Zero to Two: the Book of Play

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Friends, I’m so excited to tell you about the launch of an adorable project I’ve been blessed to be a part of – a fun new ebook for parents of babies and toddlers, Zero to Two: the Book of Play.

A fun collaboration with other bloggers and the brain child of the lovely Cathy of Nurture Store, Zero to Two is an ebook with 25 play ideas for babies and toddlers (and 50 links to even more fun baby/toddler ideas) with full color photos and step-by-step guidelines for simple, fun playtime ideas for babies through age two (though I bet your three your old would love some of these ideas, too).

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We read it: May B. (a giveaway)

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I‘m excited today to share one of our favorite reads for middle grades and up today:  May B. is a novel written by Caroline Starr Rose, about a young pioneer girl on the Kansas prairie.

Written in verse, this is a beautiful, touching book that my daughter and I found so compelling we read it together in one long afternoon, passing it back and forth on the sofa, eager to see May’s adventures to their conclusion.

We read it aloud to each other that day, but Jillian has since read May B. more than once on her own again.  We both agree that this is a special book and we think you’ll want it to make a home on your bookshelves, too.

I’ll let Jillian review it for you in her own words here:

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Celebrations of Light: a Wintertime Family eGuide

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We are entering into the darkest time of the year.  The days are shorter and colder and it is a season where we often turn inward, focusing more on our home and family.  When I was asked to contribute to an eguide about celebrating warmth and light for families, I was honored and eager to participate because I know those are things I strive to bring to my own family this time of year.

Liz, of A Natural Nester, whom I have worked with before, has written The Celebrations of Light Family eGuide as a compilation of ideas and inspiration for creating memorable & meaningful wintertime traditions with your family.

Creative and easy-to-follow, in pdf format, this guide is based on the “celebrations of light” she been honoring with her family for years.

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Our October Books

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Ah, October, the time of year when I pull some of our favorite books off of the bookshelf and we start spending the colder days indoors, reading together on the sofa or sprawling out on the beanbag and sheepskins on the floor.  It is a good season for popcorn, apple slices, and lots of page turning.

We don’t have any Autumn piano sheet music, so I popped our current books up on the piano instead.  I’m not sure why it took me this long to figure out that this is a great way to have our seasonal books accessible, but here they are, on display and within easy reach for the kiddos.  I love how the covers are all visible, too.

I tried to set out a little bit of everything for each age and stage we have at our house right now, so we’ve got everything from board books to poetry in our October book list.

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A deep breath at the end of the day (and some ebooks)

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I“m stealing a few moments for myself during the end-of-day quiet.  Do you hear that?  I don”t either.

Isn”t it wonderful?

While I”m enjoying the peace and quiet, I thought I”d let you know about a some good ebook deals, in case you”re on the hunt for some extra reading material to get you through the rest of the Summer.

First, I know that not all of you are in holiday planning mode (even though I am, yes, one of those crazy people – with the Pinterest board to prove it) but even if you aren”t thinking about jingle bells and peppermint right now, you will be eventually.

In the meantime, while you are enjoying your flip flops and popsicles, Jessica of Life As Mom has written an ebook that will help keep your holiday season blissfully simple and it is currently FREE for Kindle on Amazon (through 7/26).  You can pick up your FREE copy of A Simpler Season here.

FYI, the Kindle version of A Simpler Season does NOT come with the printables.  However, you can pick those up for $3 at the Life As Mom estore if you need them.

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