Author Archives: TheHeadGirl

Early Morning Meander: Boys & Reading

  “When we hear the words: ‘It’s a boy!’ we should immediately thrill to the expectation that our son(s) will adore being read to and will fall in love with books just as quickly as the other half of the human race.” When I read this sentence in Mem Fox’s fun and encouraging Reading Magic: […]

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Doodlebugs & Antlions, oh my!

Over the week-end I picked up a copy of Jennifer Ackerman’s Notes From The Shore, a book of essays about shore life along Cape Henlopen, Delaware. Books about the ocean are always sure to catch my interest, and since we had the good fortune to be able to visit Cape Henlopen a few years ago, […]

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March, 2016 Books

1) Looking Back: A Book of Memories by Lois Lowry ~ half of this book is photographs, so it was an “easy” read in that regard. Emotionally, however, it was much deeper. Lowry has had heartbreak in her life and  many parts made me pause and snuggle my family more. She writes very well (which […]

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Jealous Parenting

Okay, so my title might be a wee bit misleading. What am I jealous about, you ask? Narnia. I am passionately jealous about Narnia and my children. The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe is the first longer book that I remember my mother reading aloud. I remember the soft darkness of the bedroom and […]

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Virtue, Humility, & 5 A.M. Readings

“The more that you read, the more things you will know,” runs a famous Dr. Seuss line (or maybe it feels famous to me because I’ve read the book umpity-million times to my children recently). Another truism about reading, more prosaically stated, is this: the more that you read, the more your books will talk to […]

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