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Tips on how to raise a reader from a mom with 14 kids.

How to Raise a Lifelong Reader: Tips for a Mom with 14 Book-Loving Kids

How to Raise a Lifelong Reader: Tips for a Mom with 14 Book-Loving Kids {Post contains affiliate links} My kids are all avid readers. Whether they began reading at age 4 (Judah and Hezekiah) or age 8 (Enoch) they are all now strong readers who love to lose themselves in a good book. After 22 …

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Mordecai loves to cuddle up with his kitten Esme.

The Life-Changing Fear of Maggots (and Tarantulas)

The Life-Changing Fear of Maggots (and Tarantulas) Fun things that are happening around here! A couple of weeks ago a certain 8-year-old (who shall remain nameless) developed a sudden, overwhelming terror of maggots. Yes, maggots. Here’s the thing about maggots, my friends, they are small and yes, they could be hiding practically anywhere in your …

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You can't buy love...and as it turns out, you can't buy sleep either.

You Can’t Buy Love…And As It Turns Out, You Can’t Buy Sleep Either

Post contains affiliate links. You Can’t Buy Love…And As It Turns Out, You Can’t Buy Sleep Either Sleep. I have been sleep-deprived in one way or another for the past twenty-two years. While there have been times when all of my children slept through the night, I have also always been pregnant during those times, …

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