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How to Find Time to Read for Pleasure

The early months of motherhood left me too exhausted to keep my eyes open if I sat down. As my son has grown, I’ve been rediscovering the joy of reading whenever I find time. And finding time to read has become my specialty. These strategies may help add more reading to your life, too. read more

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The Gift of Reading

Of all the qualities I hope to instill in my children – kindness, patience, fortitude … one of the traits I want most to share with them is a love of reading. The pleasure I’ve found in books of all sorts is an ingrained part of my character, and I want my children to experience the same joy. read more

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Counting Down the Week to Christmas in Books

'Tis the season of hectic days and nights. One year I found myself in this predicament - the tree was half decorated, the homemade gifts I attempted were a joke, and the kids were in “I want” mode. As a family who loves books, I decided to make books a part of our Christmas tradition. read more

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How Homeschooling Turned Me Into a Writer

The smell of ancient paper still makes me want to sob, the way spines line up like soldiers on the wooden shelves of small-town libraries. I know they would defend me if they could, those armies of words. read more