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Thursday, March 20, 2014

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!).

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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.

Christian

Praying for Boys - A Book Review

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I always wanted to be a mom, and when I found out I was pregnant the first time, I prayed for a boy. That might sound odd, especially since I am a girly-girl, but I always found boys to be a little easier. I mean playing catch with a ball is much easier for me than coming up with a huge story line for Barbie and her friends.  And I imagined the freedom that boys would leave me while they explored outside getting dirty and such.

It didn't take long to realize that even though I loved my boys, they were not the cakewalk I had envisioned while begging for a boy! And that desire to find an outlet that would understand the work of a boy mama led me to an amazing resource, Warrior Prayers by Brooke McGlothlin and her site, The MOB Society.

For the last year and a half, I've worked on the skill of praying scripture for my boys and seeking the support (particularly emotional) of other boy mamas in this group. It's been amazing.

Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most - a Review {Reading List}

Children

Children's Corner: 8 Books to Prepare Littles for New Baby

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The whole process of growing your family can be hard on kids.  As parents are focused on preparing the house for new baby and mommy can be overwhelmed with growing new baby (if she is pregnant) or waiting for baby to arrive (adoption has it's own set of waiting...) kids can pick up on the change and not know how to respond. This is when keeping the routine of reading with your kids can be most beneficial.

There are so many great books out there that will tell stories of what happens when new babies bless families. Plus there are a ton of books that can allow your kids to prepare specifically for your new baby - books where they can journal about waiting for baby, or even keep track of events of baby's first year from the vantage point of brother/sister.  The possibilities are endless.

Children's Corner {Reading List}

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