For Your Reading Pleasure…

Welcome/Welcome Back–so good to see you here!

I’ve read so many interesting articles online this week and thought I’d share a few of them with you. The topics range from life in general, to parenting and learning–all of them I found to be positive and enriching. I hope you check out one or two– do let me know your thoughts if you do.

*Five Myths About Young People and Social Media—this is a rich, informative article I encourage all to read. Social media and the online world are here to stay, it’s time to make peace with it and understand where the kids are coming from.

*This Is What a Librarian Looks Like—even in this day of Internet and digital bookshelves, librarians are a valuable tool. This article not only includes a photo gallery of librarians with excellent quotes, it also acknowledges the value of librarians and the public library.


*“I wanted them to be like children, playing outside, running and jumping and not sitting inside at a desk” –Gold medalist Jamie Anderson’s Mom, Lauren Anderson. I enjoyed this article most of all because it’s refreshing to read about parents who sidestep mainstream philosophies and forge a path with their children, a path that works for their family.

*”The first thing I can remember buying for myself, aside from candy, of course, was not a toy. It was a book.”– this article is basically an appreciation of loving to read and how integral reading is to life.

I hope you’ll find at least one of these links to be worth your time and of interest to you. As always, I’d love to hear from you– you can post here in the comments or join the conversation over on Facebook.



From Fantasy to Parenting: Bold New Reads

Author Toby Neighbors has published a new ebook novel entitled ‘The Other Side’ on Smashwords that is perfect for fans of ‘life after death’ fantasy type stories. Toby’s imagination brings to life a very real battle between good and evil through the eyes of Alex Napleton, a twelve year old boy who has just died of cancer. Alex literally wakes into death to the sounds of battle, swords ringing and angels shouting. He is given the choice of moving on to heavenly peace or remaining as an angel in the fight against the dark side. Alex learns how strong and powerful he can be while defending light and laughter against evil forces. Go forth and grab your copy of The Other Side, available NOW at Smashwords–tis a story full of rich imagery and great detail–the sights and sounds clear to the reader with every word.

The author of this little ebook–a mom of four kiddos aged ten and under (three of them stairstep boys)–does a bang up job of showing how considerate parenting in the moment is worth the struggle. She talks about how true parenting is so very much more than corralling and controlling the rumpus all while acknowledging that there are some days that feel like you’re merely surviving to weather the next crisis.
Jessica offers up real life examples rather than just preaching ‘this is how it’s done’ to parents. She confesses to her own struggles, to her own knee jerk reactions while showing alternatives that are gentle yet effective.
Parenting Wild Things is available TODAY at Parenting Wild Things –go grab your copy and embark upon a journey that will bless you and your wild things!
**full disclosure: I received a copy of both of these ebooks in return for a review–my opinions, however, are my own**