We are smack dab in the middle of football season and I don't know about you, but at my house, football is IMPORTANT. I love college football (especially the Gamecocks). My husband loves professional football (especially the Carolina Panthers). Over...
For a new mom, every decision seems like the most important decision - whatever you choose is going to have an effect on your kid for the rest of their lives, right? If you are like me, you try...
As many of us know, June is Pride Month. Pride month was created to commemorate the Stonewall riots in New York in 1969. During the month of June we celebrate the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community to our country....
Father’s Day is a great way to celebrate the special dads in your life. For me, that includes my dad, grandfather, and husband. I found some fun books to help share the meaning of the holiday to my young...
It can be so difficult to find time to read for yourself when you are a mom. You have to shuttle your children around to lessons, school, play dates. You have to make dinner, put the laundry away, empty...
Mother's Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with some fun-themed books! Here are five my family enjoyed. The Greatest Mother's Day of All This is a cute book written by an Australian author, Anne...
I am a children's librarian. Ninety percent of the books I read are for little people under the age of 16 (who do not belong to me). Almost four years ago now, life changed and I have a little...
If you're a parent of a school-aged child then you know that last week was Read Across America Week. For those of you who don't have school-aged kiddos, Read Across America Week coincides with Dr. Suess' birthday every year. It's a...
As my child reaches the age of "why" and "how" and all the other questions about everything he sees, we are having the most interesting conversations. His perception is surprising at times, and I'm really loving these opportunities to...
Growing up, one of my favorite holiday traditions was reading Christmas books during the month of December. These were books that stayed packed away in the attic the rest of the year, making them extra special. My favorite was...
Recently I jumped on the train of what seems to be millions of women to read Rachel Hollis’ Girl, Wash Your Face. My expectations were high as I’ve heard and read amazing reviews on it. It’s been promoted by...
Talking to our kids about tragedy is hard. How do we bring it up? Should we bring it up? How do we make sure they know they're safe? As a former teacher, I have a little bit of experience in...
If you haven’t been introduced to the book, Girl, Wash Your Face, written by Ms. Rachel Hollis, please allow me. I read this book in April of this year at a time when I was feeling mommed-out. (Only moms...
It's 10,000 degrees outside in Columbia right now, which makes it the PERFECT time to log some quality time at the library, or cuddle up with some iced tea and a stack of great books at home! While we...
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