books

  • Asking For More: My Beef With Modern Books and Shows Like Bridgeton

    Meg Larsen January 21, 2021

    A Note: Some of the essays I write read differently in tone than some of the other content on my blog. The artist in me rebuts being limited to one genre, one voice, or one audience. I would say this essay fits into that category. I hope that’s okay and that you will bear with me as I explore different thoughts and ideas. Something I’ve been recognizing lately is that…

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  • My Baby Eats Books: How to Read to Your Infant

    Meg Larsen January 4, 2021

    As a former English teacher, reading to my infant was something I always took for granted as a given. Not only do I have a love of books that I deeply want to share with my children, but I also witnessed first-hand the long-term effects of high-literacy households as compared to lower-literacy ones.  What I didn’t count on was how challenging it could be to read to a baby. Between…

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  • Review: Bringing Up Bébé

    Meg Larsen May 10, 2020

    Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman (2012) provides a practical, comprehensive approach to parenting based on French parenting techniques designed to address some of the most common struggles faced by American parents. Part guidebook, part memoir, Druckerman entices readers with a self-deprecating and whimsical tone that encourages rather than intimidates.    Review: I have to begin this review by confessing that this is the only parenting book I have…

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