The Jesse Tree is a Christmas tradition where you retell the stories of the Bible and make the connections to the coming of Jesus. Usually you read one story a day starting December 1 and continuing until Christmas. A few years ago, I came across the idea of doing a Jesse Tree with picture books and loved it. I’ve been slowly working on this blog post since.
A while ago we checked out The Boy Who Loved Math from the library. It quickly became one of our favorite math picture books. I loved all the math incorporated into each picture. My son studied it over and over and read all the fine print in the back and said he wants one for his own. This led me on a search to find other great math picture book biographies.
Books are a great way to learn more about history. Here are some of our favorite World War II books. …
Sometimes our children are tempted to give up when things get hard, or when something is taking too long, or things are not working out the way they had planned (or insert any other difficulty here). Here are some incredible stories of children (and adults) who did not give up when faced with difficulties.
I wanted to introduce you to one of our favorite vintage children’s books, We Were Tired of Living in a House by Liesel Moak Skorpen. This book is about a group of children who decide to leave their home in search of a new place to live. They try out a tree, a cave, a pond, the seashore, and then, after a series of mishaps, eventually decide to move back home. This is one book that I don’t mind reading over and over, which is a good thing because my little girl loves to hear it.
I love Sally Clarkson’s writings. She always encourages me to love my family more intentionally, more patiently, more joyfully– and her newest book, The Lifegiving Table was no different.
Even before I was finished reading the introduction, I was reminded that no matter what my parenting views or methods, having a relationship with my children is one of the most important things that I can do. I see that now ever more clearly that most of my children are teens or close to teens.