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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When hopes and dreams don't get a vote: special needs parenting.

When Hopes and Dreams Don’t Get a Vote {Special Needs Parenting}

Special Needs Parenting: Sometimes Hopes and Dreams Don’t Get a Vote I enrolled Apollo in our local elementary school earlier this week. This is the school his older siblings have attended and the school he attended for kindergarten and first grade. He is thrilled. I’m a little bit heartbroken. Or maybe more than a little …

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