Friday, December 8

Festive Winter Books for Kids!

It's almost winter and Atlanta is getting its first snow of the season!! This is super exciting for us because we don't get very much snow if any and this is Ava's first time seeing and being able to play in the snow. I thought it would be fun to mention the books in our home collection that we are snuggling up with this winter. Check them out below!
11 Festive Winter Books Just For Kids - TheDailyAprilnAva


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Add these books to your winter reading list, they are super fun to read. I would like to pick up more books about different holidays celebrated in December to our collection. Do you have any recommendations? What books are you reading this winter? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time.
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April K.
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Tuesday, November 14

4 Fun Ways To Keep Your Mommy Brain Sharp

I have been out of college and a stay at home mom for a while now and sometimes I feel like my brain is mush! Mush meaning "mommy brain" which is where I have forgotten how to interact with adults, manners, basically everything that doesn't have to do with my child.  In addition to "mommy brain", my most commonly used words are "potty", "tushy", and "kissy" lol. As an outgoing person I want to make sure I am able to hold an adult conversation if needed, so I would like to share a few things that I do to keep my mind feeling fresh. Here are 4 fun ways to keep your mommy brain sharp!

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FREE Online Courses 
 Coursera.org is a website where you can take free online college courses. Over the years I have taken many courses through this site including a writing course, nutrition course, and a chemistry course. Watching online webinars can also be very informative, I've watched them on different topics. I've  just discovered a new site called EDX.org. There are ways to learn foreign languages online as well. Even though I was done with college years ago, it is still good to refresh your mind or even learn a new subject.
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Reading
 I really enjoy reading a good book, most of my book collection was built with books from Amazon and Goodwill. The library is of course a great resource, but newly released books my not be available. I usually purchase newly released books from Amazon.
    
When I check out library books,  I read them faster  I know that I have to return the book after only a few weeks. I understand that sometimes busy moms don't have the time to sit down and read a book.  Lately I have been using Hoopla. Hoopla is available as an app and is a digital media service that allows you to stream and download audiobooks, music, ebooks, and movies using your library card. I love listening to an audio book on a long drive in the car.

Listen to Podcasts 
 I listen to podcasts almost daily, it's such a nice way to get my day started or a way to wind down at night. If you aren't able to sit down with a physical book or even listen to an audio book, then a podcast may be the way to go. Podcasts take less time to listen to than an audio book. There are podcasts about any and every subject. My favorite podcasts are about motherhood.

Have Hobbies
  Hobbies are my thing! I didn't really start tapping into my hobbies until I was in college when I began a beauty blog. Now in my real adult life lol, I love to scrapbook, do yoga, read and write.  I also like to go to different events in my hometown. Having hobbies keeps your mind sharp and is a great form of self care which all moms need.

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See anything on this list that you want to try out? I can honestly say that I have been enjoying audio books and podcasts, they are both effortless to listen to. What are some things that you do to keep your mind fresh? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time.

April K.
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Wednesday, August 9

Books I'm Reading Before Summer Ends!


I wanted to share the books that I am diving into and hopefully finishing before the end of the summer. In January, I set a goal of reading 1 book per month, but I haven't stuck to that goal. Reading at night is so hard, I fall asleep super early which doesn't really leave time to read. So lately I've been forcing myself to stay up and read. Here is what I'm reading.

Books I'm Reading Before Summer Ends - TheDailyAprilnAva

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1. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero- I started listening to this audio book on Hoopla. It's okay, reminds me a lot of the book The Secret. I'm sure I will finish listening to it, people are raving about this book. I think I'll pick up a hard copy also.

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2. GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso - This has been on my reading list for months and I was finally able to pick it up from the library. I watched the #GirlBoss series on Netflix and it was okay. I'm hoping the book is better though.


3. My Not So Perfect Life: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella - Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite authors if not my favorite. I really enjoyed the Shopaholic series of books and I'm sure this book will be excellent as well.

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4. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han - This book was recommended by a parenting podcast and luckily, I won it in an Instagram giveaway! I've started reading it and I like it so far. I would love to eventually read the whole series which includes two other books, P.S.I Still Love You and Always And Forever Laura Jean.

5. Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids by Laura Markham - My favorite types of books are self help books and now parenting books. No, you don't learn how to parent from a book, but I do believe parenting books can give you amazing insight and advice on something that I'll be doing for the rest of my life. I am especially drawn to books that are about peaceful parenting, attachment parenting, natural parenting, so this book is right up my alley! I'll be listening to this book on Hoopla as well.

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What books have/are you reading this summer? I'm thinking of joining the website Good Reads. Are any of you on Good Reads? Let me know in the comments! Until next time.

April K.
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