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Family Advent Calendar : Holiday Book Swap

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…It’s time for our Holiday Book Swap, a.k.a. our Family Book Exchange! A few days ago, I had everyone pick names from a stocking and choose a book for that person. Last year, we had a theme: Give a Books in which Gifts are Given in Secret. This year’s theme? Simply, […]

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A Few Repurposed Screen Time Rants and Prescriptions

Hello! And Happy November! Did you have a fab Halloween?  I thought about going as one of these guys…I mean, books. We thought we’d start out November, a rather cheeky month, by all accounts, by repurposing some good old Screen Time Rants and Prescriptions for your enjoyment! Now, you must know we’re not espousing that you get the […]

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Out of Trouble Feature

Our “Out of Trouble” Books

Grief strikes people at odd and often unexpected moments. In the summer of 2013, my brother Peter died of a reaction to a prescription medication.  At the time, I found it difficult to discuss his loss with the kids. Pete had suffered for years from addiction and mental illness, which had made him a stranger […]

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