• Books,  Motherhood

    25 Christmas Countdown Books

    It’s little man’s first Christmas and I’m looking for new traditions to do as a family. I don’t know if this is a new thing or I’m just out of the loop, but several readers suggested a 25-day Christmas book countdown. And I love it!!! Here’s how it works: Wrap one book for every day of December leading up to Christmas. Then let the kids open one and read it together each night. So fun! As I put together a list of Christmas books to buy, I decided to share the books I picked (and a few more that we might use when the kids get older). Little man is…

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    The 100 Novel Challenge

    In 2014, I set a long-term goal to read 100 classic novels by the end of 2022. I have always loved classic novels. There's just something special about a book that's been read and appreciated for such a long time. I know I don't have to convince you how wonderful classic novels are! From the very beginning – even though it was just a personal goal – I called my resolve the 100 Novel Challenge.