Have you ever bought a coffee table book with beautiful pictures of amazing locations, paged through it a few times, and then never really looked at it again? Those books can be put to good use when planning trips! Ten years ago, my husband and I planned our honeymoon using coffee table books, a huge map, and some push pins with flags. Here’s how.
February 2 is the halfway point of winter, which can feel like a difficult season for a lot of people–me included. The weather is cold, sickness seems just around the corner at all times, and everyone is getting a little bit stir crazy just waiting for spring. It’s important during these difficult seasons to find things that get us through, that give us little moments of indulgence, or comfort, or sanity, or grace.
One of the things I’ve looked forward to most as a parent is sharing books with my kids. While we’ve enjoyed (and still enjoy) so many wonderful picture books, in my mind, this has always meant chapter books. I was a pretty early reader, and I don’t have too many memories of picture books. My […]
My five-year-old has been hard at work this week on a book she’s writing and illustrating. In lieu of all of her screen time, she instead huddled over a small Frozen notebook and wrote her story. It’s about a cat chasing a dog. Then she illustrated the story. All 44 pages of it. But she […]