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Forum: Parenting   06-02-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,689
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Things my 3yrold DD likes: -Riding her bike ...

Things my 3yrold DD likes:
-Riding her bike
-Swimming in the wading pool
-Playing in the park
-Sidewalk chalk
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   05-29-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,515
Posted By readermaid
This article from Book Links magazine might...

This article from Book Links magazine might help: Challenging Gifted Readers http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/publishing/booklinks/resources/giftedreaders.pdf
 
It talks about the different...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   05-24-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,513
Posted By readermaid
I read a lot of memoirs.  Here are a few that I...

I read a lot of memoirs.  Here are a few that I liked recently:
 
Double Take by Kevin Connolly - man who was born without legs travels and takes photos of people staring at him.
Atlas of the...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   05-18-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By readermaid
I recently read How to be a Famous Writer Before...

I recently read How to be a Famous Writer Before You're Dead by Ariel Gore, and I found it to be very inspiring.
Forum: Spirituality   05-14-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,216
Posted By readermaid
I have made a similar transition in the past few...

I have made a similar transition in the past few years, and the advice I would offer is to not put too much pressure on yourself to have answers to these questions right now.  You will find answers...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   05-05-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By readermaid
I thought of another one: The Color of my Words...

I thought of another one: The Color of my Words by Lynn Joseph
 
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   05-02-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By readermaid
I really liked these:   Becoming Naomi Leon...

I really liked these:
 
Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan - characters are Mexican-American and take a trip to Mexico.
 
The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan - fictionalized version of Pablo...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-23-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,419
Posted By readermaid
I read somewhere about one family's tradition of...

I read somewhere about one family's tradition of giving kids a new kite every Easter.  I love that idea!
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-17-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,369
Posted By readermaid
I read Mouse Was Mad by Linda Urban with my...

I read Mouse Was Mad by Linda Urban with my little one to talk about ways to deal with anger/frustration.  Maybe it will work for you.
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-13-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By readermaid
It's hard enough to find books about...

It's hard enough to find books about breastfeeding in general.  I imagine that books about weaning would be even harder to find.  But you may try looking for books about "changes" in general and use...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   04-13-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,554
Posted By readermaid
I really like:   Just Grace by Cherise...

I really like:
 
Just Grace by Cherise Miracle Harper
Sahara Special by Esme Raji Codell
Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli
How Tia Lola Learned to Teach by Julia Alvarez
Sparrow Road by...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-09-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By readermaid
I am also a fan of experiential gifts for little...

I am also a fan of experiential gifts for little ones.  For my DD's third bday we planned to take her to an observation deck in a skyscraper in our city and then to a winter holiday parade (her bday...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   04-07-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By readermaid
I recently posted a review of The Story of...

I recently posted a review of The Story of Religion by Betsy Maestro, which may be what you are looking for.  It isn't really from any particular perspective.  It takes a "many paths to truth"...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-07-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By readermaid
Sounds like it could be The Purity Myth by...

Sounds like it could be The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti or Slut! Growing Up Female With a Bad Reputation by Leora Tananbaum
 
I loved The Body Project by Joan Jacobs Brumberg, and it covers...
Forum: Parenting   04-07-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By readermaid
Wow, that's a tough request.  Maybe Friendly...

Wow, that's a tough request.  Maybe Friendly Foes: A Look at Political Parties by Elaine Landau would work?
 
 
 
Forum: Lactivism   03-28-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 969
Posted By readermaid
There aren't many, but I have found a few:   ...

There aren't many, but I have found a few:
 
Hello Baby by Lizzy Rockwell
Mama's Milk by Michael Ross
All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon - I just posted a review of this because another MDC...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   03-27-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By readermaid
I live in Minneapolis, and I love it.  I think...

I live in Minneapolis, and I love it.  I think you will find the area to be pretty AP friendly.  There are a few AP playgroups (though I haven't been to any of them), and in general I think it's a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-26-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,770
Posted By readermaid
We do let DD watch Dora, but we really try to...

We do let DD watch Dora, but we really try to encourage her to watch other things.  We like Yo Gabba Gabba, but we're a music-oriented family, so it fits well with us.  We also like lots of the PBS...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-21-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By readermaid
I have been searching for picture books that...

I have been searching for picture books that show breastfeeding for a while now.  I blog about books, and I thought that would make a great topic for a post.  But I have only found a handful....
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-09-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By readermaid
I work in the book industry, so I'm always...

I work in the book industry, so I'm always reading book reviews (or writing them).  I end up basically only choosing to read books after reading multiple reviews mostly because I only have time to...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-16-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,137
Posted By readermaid
Maybe: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke - I don't...

Maybe:
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke - I don't read much kids' fantasy, but I really liked this one.
Sahara Special by Esme Raji Codell - One of my favorite kids' books. :)
Dancing Pancake by Eileen...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-16-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By readermaid
Maybe And What Comes After a Thousand by Anette...

Maybe And What Comes After a Thousand by Anette Bley would work?  
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-16-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,774
Posted By readermaid
Double post

Double post
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-16-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,774
Posted By readermaid
I don't have any suggestions for you (other than...

I don't have any suggestions for you (other than maybe my own blog, but that seems a bit self-serving :) ), but I wanted to say thanks for this list.  I added several of them to my Google reader.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-12-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 923
Posted By readermaid
I recently read Bad Mother by Ayelet Waldmann...

I recently read Bad Mother by Ayelet Waldmann and really enjoyed it.  
 
If you are into traditional food, you might like Real Food for Mother and Baby by Nina Planck.  
 
The Creative Family by...
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