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!
Changing doesn’t always mean having to do something new. Sometimes it just means letting go and allowing change to happen around you (it always will, if you let it). Sometimes simply choosing not to do something can leave space for a new experience to fill its place. And sometimes, it’s a matter of proactively filling your time with something new and different so the lack of the old and familiar isn’t so keenly felt.