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Spoonerisms

The American Heritage Dictionary defines spoonerism as: “a transposition of sounds of two or more words, especially a ludicrous one.” While on an outing with my family, I recalled a time when my uncle recited a famous story from the…

The Lamplighter

The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins, © 1854 Reading Level: 9th Grade Because I lately reviewed, King Solomon’s Mines which is a very masculine book, I decided that I should review a feminine one. I typically focus on books that cultivate…

Waxwing Books

Congratulations to Read Aloud Revival! I received a teaser announcement from Sarah Mackenzie this morning concerning the launch of her own imprint for children’s picture books, called Waxwing Books. I find this super exciting because I greatly value her perspective,…

Where Have All the Tomboys Gone?

I read an article by the Federalist 1 about how the transgender industry is negatively impacting the existence of tomboys. When I think of tomboys, a few famous characters stand out such as Joe March, Laura Ingalls, Éowyn, and Nancy…

ADHD

I am constantly seeking advice and ways to improve my serve especially with regards to my family. My daughter was recently re-evaluated for ADHD because the previous diagnosis was made roughly five years ago. Testing has changed. Enter the QbTest.…

Monsoons

I can’t but help enjoy the rain. I know that my area is threatened with flash flooding resulting from last year’s Slate fire but in spite of that the rain restores me. The rain reminds me of God’s might and…

Stress

When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; he brought me into a spacious place. The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? Psalm 118:5-6 I’ve been reading Susan Cain’s awesomely…

The Wingfeather Saga

The Wingfeather Saga: On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness & North! Or Be Eaten By Andrew Peterson © 2020 Reading Level: 6th grade Introduction I stumbled across a negative rating of the Wingfeather Saga. Why would someone…

Audiobooks

Audiobooks are ubiquitous in my household. Why? Firstly, my husband commutes to work and enjoys listening to either podcasts or books during his drive. Secondly, my daughter is extremely dyslexic, had practically no phonological awareness (even though we drilled the…