Five Minute Fridays

Introspection

Friday, August 16, 2013

To say that it is easy to look at someone else and see what you want is an understatement. I mean it only takes about two minutes online to find someone else who is doing what I dream of doing, plus a million things I'd like to try, doing them all perfectly and still no fault in sight.


And yes I do know that what people put on the internet is a simple snapshot of their lives.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Welcome to Cozy Reading Spot!  This is your chance to share your posts, and then grab your favorite drink to curl up with and read other's posts.  We share posts on books, reading, and all that is inspiring us (basically that means, we love to read what you have done this week!). If you haven't written anything new, link up a classic you'd love for some new friends to check out.

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What's been going on at Reading List this week:

Here's what I've been writing this week, just in case you missed it.

Children

Seriously, Cinderella is So Annoying

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Every little girl knows the story of Cinderella - it is the classic rags-to-riches story that still pops up on the news often.  The thing about every good story is the perspective the reader gets - right?  What if there was another side to the story? I mean in the real-life Cinderella stories there are usually more than one angle...

As a mom I am trying to teach my kids just this point - there are at least two sides to every story.  This is especially true as we work on teamwork and cooperation, which with a two-year-old often lead to arguments and upset feelings because the other person has a different view.



So what does this mom do?  I look for a book to start the conversation that we have to be willing to at least listen to the other side of the story before we allow our feelings to be hurt and become defensive.

Enter this week's children's book:

Christian

Reading Your Male

Monday, August 12, 2013

My whole life I've heard about the battle women face in this time of history.  That as women we have to stand next to each other, because no one else will. And on some levels, maybe this is true, but the older I get, the more I experience the world, the more I realize this isn't the whole true.

Reading Your MaleWomen were created to stand next to men. That statement leads me to believe that there is some mutual need for respect and support. It's not a set up of women on this side and men on the other side battling for equal everything. Granted I'm not an expert... it's just that these thoughts led me to pick up a book I never would have considered reading: Reading Your Male by Mary Farrar.

**I need to begin this review by saying, although this book doesn't deal with any topics that are inappropriate for discussion, they will most likely trigger some filters that are great for the safety of our children.  Please now that my discussion of this book is important for all women in our society, so consider turning the filter off for just this post.

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