Archive for category: Wordy Wednesday

Eric Carle

27 Jun
June 27, 2012

Oh  Wordy Wednesday, how I’ve missed you.  This household has been on the crazy side lately with so many transitions going on.  The most difficult being that of the crib to toddler bed transition with twins.  Good bye sleep for me!  I usually blog at night, but now my nights consist of a longer bedtime routine and a later cleaning up of the house.  Hence, my time to blog is rivaled against any sleep I can get and I have had to choose sleep because of the new wake-up time of 5-6 a.m. these days.  I am counting on hoping this is one of those phases that doesn’t last too long, and things can get into a nice rhythm again. Read more →

Pregnancy Books

16 May
May 16, 2012

I was thinking about which book or author I wanted to feature today and it hit me that I haven’t done a post on pregnancy books.  That is where it kind of all starts with Wordy Wednesday so, I had to go into my library to backtrack.  I remembered the books that I liked right away and I had quite a few!  You can never have to many books in my opinion.  Ever.

heidi murkoffI’ll start off with a singleton pregnancy.  One baby.  And my first pregnancy.  There is the most popular book out there called What To Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway.  This book is really good, because it covers a ton of topics.  It goes month by month throughout the entire pregnancy and then continues through to labor, postpartum for the first six weeks and a father section too.  I really liked this book and I think that every mama should get it if you’re pregnant.  The same authors also made another book, What To Expect The First Year which is also full of information and it likewise goes month by month with additional chapters at the end.  Heidi Murkoff has a website with a boatload of information where you can access probably anything that you would need.  She did publish a book with Sharon Mazel called Eating Well When You’re Expecting which I found helpful.  It even includes over 200 pages full of recipes. Read more →

Mercer Mayer

02 May
May 2, 2012

Max has a book called I Was So Mad by Mercer Mayer that he loves.  I never paid much attention to this book until the past couple months.  He had me read it to him one night, and after that, I noticed that when he would get angry during the day, he would say, ‘I’m so mad mommy!’.  The first time he said that it kind of took me by surprise because I couldn’t believe that he was verbalizing his feelings at 2 years old.  Now he lets us know when he is mad, sad and happy.  If we raise our voices at him, he scolds us and tells us that we made him sad by yelling.  It puts us in check!  For me, it’s a reminder that my tone really affects my children.  That is something that can be taken for granted when you’re tired and your 3 year old is not listening to you and there’s a dog knocking down baby gates and two other toddlers climbing the couch.  It can get hectic around here, and as much as I am conscientious of my tone, I definitely raise it from time to time.  I am not a robot.  I do the best I can.  But thankfully, I have a really cool son who helps me empathize with him by saying how he feels and how a little book taught him to do so. Read more →

My Favorite Fairy Tales

11 Apr
April 11, 2012

fairy talesAh, fairy tales.  Every child needs a book of fairy tales.  I still have a few books from my childhood but the two that are most important to me are The World’s Best Fairy Tales book set that I was given. (I don’t remember who gave them to me, I have a bad memory when it comes to details.)  Both books contain over 30 classic fairy tales including Tom Thumb, The Frog Prince, Rapunzel, Blue Beard, The Three Bears and more.  I remember when they were brand new, when I was elementary school age and their golden paper edges would stick together and I had to carefully peel the pages open.  I really liked the stories that had pictures in them to help round out my imagination and thoughts on the piece.  I don’t remember my parents reading them to me, it was more of a self read or babysitters reading them to us (my brother and I).  I have kept this set through all of my moves and through all of my deep cleaning sessions.  I am so glad I did because now I can pass them onto my own children!  That’s so cool!  The books are still too wordy for my kids, but I do look forward to rereading the stories in a couple of years.  I am going to read every single one again. Read more →

Eileen Christelow Books

28 Mar
March 28, 2012

Back when I was pregnant with Max, my friend Kennedy stopped by to give us a baby gift.  It was two days before I gave birth so it was right on time!  She gave Max a monkey, who we have named Douglas and a set of books.  She gave us three Eileen Christelow books.  These books are major favs in our house to this day.  They are from the series about the Five Little Monkeys.  They are board books and super durable. (Kids are so hard on books when they are little!) Read more →

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