Reflective Renewal

finding meaning and inspiration in children's literature

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The power of children’s books outside the classroom

March 17th, 2010 by lauree · 6 Comments · children's books

As we celebrate the newness of spring, of birth and rebirth in our lives, consider how the beauty and simplicity of children’s literature and our connection as women can be equally celebrated and nurtured.

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What was your favorite book as a child?

December 14th, 2009 by lauree · 6 Comments · children's books

I posed this question to my Facebook friends recently and the flood of replies seemed to signal how much we all relish the chance to be kids again.

More than the titles of books, I saw in the responses a sincere joy in remembering the sensory feel of the pages, the vivid illustrations, and where they were or who they were with when they first discovered reading.

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Why go it alone when we have our friends?

November 18th, 2009 by christine · 2 Comments · Creativity

Have you ever felt afraid to do something simply because you were alone? As an only child, that is a familiar concept to me. As a matter of fact, I think one of the many reasons that Lauree and I are such good friends is because we are both only children, and we had one [...]

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