Armed with my memory of the park’s busy and not-so-busy areas, a map, and a backpack; with no small hands to hold, no diapers, no sippy cups, no snacks, no tears, no whining, and nobody’s bathroom schedule to manage but my own, I figured I’d run laps around the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. The only thing I was worried about? All those families.
If cold weather hasn’t let up yet where you live yet, Sarah’s and my Spring and Easter-themed book haul will offer a little warmth and cheer. Our roundup includes some picks with beautiful illustrations, others with simple and sweet story lines, and one with a killer allegory on motherhood – possibly Sarah’s favorite book of all time.
Meagan wants to go lilac-hunting and Sarah might try something for Earth Day this year. Of course we’re also dyeing eggs, hiding baskets, and sprucing up our homes and gardens for a new season. Join us as we discuss the rituals, routines, and traditions that Spring brings to our homes–plus Katie Addiss joins Sarah to talk Spring and Easter books for kids!
For a while I believed that I could find a four-leaf clover on command; if I stopped long enough to look, I’d find one. And it held true for many years–I stopped counting the number I’d found, but considered myself a kind of shamrock savant, tucking this obscure skill away with other party tricks like remembering the birthdays of everyone I’ve ever known or (depending on how late the party went) proving I could still do the splits.
“It’s not about being happy – that’s a different thing,” my instructor explained that first day of January. “Santosha means finding contentment with what is happening right now, even if it’s hard or negative.” But what if “what is”, you know, sucks?
Sarah and Katie’s best-of and less-loved fiction book picks from 2018. Read on for the full list!