If you aren’t into giveaways of books, skip to my last post on shouting at your kids. If you never shout at your kids, skip to my friend Abbey’s awesome story about being okay with quitting a field trip with her kids. Loved it.
Two books to share about today. One is a compilation of essays by many of my friends who are excellent writers, the other is a unique children’s book that encourages exploration of feelings and verbalizing them through word art.
The first book, Rosaries Aren’t Just for Teething, was compiled by my friend Michele, a lovely blogger & writer. We met at a conference earlier this year and was struck by how comfortable she was in her own skin, and how genuinely interested in reaching out to others she was. All at the same time. A beautiful combination. She brings together twenty authors whose essays are reflections on each mystery of the Rosary through the lenses of their experiences as mothers. Let me just say 180ish pages and I was one weepy lady. So much packed in joy & beauty & suffering.
A must read for the woman interested in the life of Jesus’ mother. Just. Must.
If you aren’t the winner, or you like paperback instead of e-books, head to amazon & get it.
The second book, Happy, Too, by Victoria Marie Hamaty and illustrated by Kiara A. Sanchez, is one my kids can’t put down. Perhaps it is the last page, entitled “talk time, by your side” which is when we talk through their happy and sad parts of their day after reading the book. The story of a triangle who wasn’t happy but then found her worth and value has morphed into many little moral lessons for us throughout the day about looking at a situation from a new viewpoint.
How does that make you feel? How does that make your sister feel?? Did the triangle think she wasn’t happy? Let’s work this out. Remember what happened in the book?
These ladies have put together a book that is visually appealing to children and packs a great tool set for parents to talk through emotions with their kiddos. I REALLY love that it provides a simple litany of questions for little minds learning to access their feelings and feel empowered to change their feelings.
Available also on amazon & barnes&noble.
So winners take home one Rosaries e-book AND one Happy hardcover.
Roll the dice. See how luck you are!