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Working Mom Tip: Great Books for Kids

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Every working mom wants to raise strong, respectful, honorable kids of good character. We also want to raise kids who will always willingly and happily do their homework and their chores.  The homework and chores may be tough, but there is help for you to raise kids with good character.   We love reading to our daughter and have since she was born. Having her sit on my lap as I rock her in the chair and read to her are one of my favorite things to do. We also like whenever the books we read reinforce the lessons we try to teach her.

Toddler Tales: Story Time Ain't Always Easy

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I've been an avid reader nearly my entire life. And it has served me well. Watching the NBA Playoffs has made me marvel at how the players are getting paid to do something that they have loved their entire life.  They also get to use a skill that they began cultivating as children . I was an early reader . As a lawyer, I read a lot. Hmm...perhaps I have more in common with LeBron James than I ever thought!

International Children’s Book Day

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 Cover of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom The Internet teaches me so many things. Today I discovered a new holiday! Apparently April 2nd is “International Children’s Book Day” and has been since 1967. The holiday is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books . As the child of an educator I have had a lifelong passion for learning and for books. I read so much as a child that I neglected by assignments, was distracted in class and was sleep deprived because I kept reading after I was supposed to be asleep! I have tried to instill a love of reading in my daughter. Her nanny, who is studying early childhood education, incorporates reading into her day. Also, Andre and I read to her every night. Like a lot of other parents we use Goodnight Moon to soothe her to sleep. She really enjoys it. Her other bedtime favorite is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault .  Our child  seems to find rhythm in everything and