In honor of Valentine’s Day, which is quickly approaching, here are a few fun resources from the Yankee Homestead archives…
A friend of mine who happens to be a loyal reader here at Yankee Homestead is newly pregnant with her first baby. She recently inquired about my stance on vaccinations, asking “What is your plan with this baby?” (I’m expecting, too, in case you haven’t picked up on that yet. :-))
So. Let’s all take a deep breath and dive into what is quite possibly the most controversial topic in all of pediatric medicine.
I love to read. Lately, my reading time has been a bit inconsistent, but I’m constantly striving to make room in my schedule for reading quality books on a variety of topics.
I’m not one to make New Year’s Resolutions, but the New Year seems like a good time to re-prioritize my reading. My best time seems to be at night, before bed. It’s a nice way to end the day, and seems to help my brain shut down and fall asleep more quickly.
The hard part is getting in bed at a decent time! I have a tendency to want to work–after the boys are finally in bed–on all the tasks that didn’t get crossed off my list during the day. However, I’ve been making a concerted effort to get to bed a bit earlier–to get more sleep and to enjoy some reading time.
What about you? When do you find–or make–time to read?
Here’s what I’ve been reading lately…Read More
Thanks to those who entered the Giveaway for one of our favorite Character Training resources: Crossroads of Character: Learning to Make Wise Choices.
I’m excited to award one copy of this book by the Boyer family, which we’ve really enjoyed at our house, to one special Yankee Homestead subscriber. My boys love the stories about the Boyer cousins and are always eager to hear the next tale. I trust this book will bless the family of our Giveaway winner!
Are you looking for a meaningful poem, song or hymn to share with your family in celebration of Thanksgiving? What about great children’s literature about Thanksgiving?Read More
Christmas is just around the corner (yikes!) and what better gift for the young friends in your life than an excellent book? If children’s books are on your shopping list this year, you’ll love this roundup of my family’s favorite children’s books.
Before we get to the list, this seems like the perfect opportunity to share a poem that I absolutely adore. It’s by Alice Low, and appears in The Family Read-Aloud Christmas Treasury.
I’m not an aunt yet, [Update: Now I am!] but I am a mother, godmother and friend. I love to include a wonderful book with gifts for all occasions. Any occasion is a perfect occasion for a book! Baby showers, weddings, birthdays, Christmas, etc.
Since most kids I know aren’t thrilled with “just a book”, I often give a book and “something else”. I’m holding out hope that in time, the recipients of my literary gifts will come to treasure that part of the gift far more than the other “fun” part.
It’s here! The Handbook of Nature Study Newsletter for November came out today! It’s packed with lots of great tips and resources, including an article by yours truly. 🙂
The entire newsletter is all about using wonderful nature books to enhance your family’s nature study. (Sound familiar?) As usual, wonderful (free!) nature printables are included.
Have you checked out our list of Favorite Picture Books for Fall? It’s got thirteen of our favorite fall titles to help you celebrate the natural bounty of the season–leaves, apples and more–with your favorite youngsters.
We love, love, love fall here at the Yankee Homestead, and I’m always on the lookout for great new books to add to our collection. Here are a few more…
4 More Favorite Books for Fall
Have you seen this series of nature guides for kids? We absolutely love them at our house.
These Take-Along Guides are not incredibly comprehensive, but they’re just right for young, budding naturalists. They’re a bit too large to tote along on nature explorations (we love these pocket guides for that), but we use them often at home.
Old, used books are one of my very favorite things in life. Seriously. I could get lost for hours in a used book shop. In fact, I hope do just that on our Anniversary Trip to London–I’m really hoping to score some great old English titles.
What’s so great about old books?
Well, I’m glad you asked. The following are my five favorite things about used books…