Weekend Reading: February 2, 2013

Reading at Bedtime

source: mandiehman on Instagram

My favorite moment this week (maybe so far this year!) was the scene pictured above. The girls have finally gotten into a bedtime reading routine that doesn’t involve them jumping from bed to bed or running around like wild banshees, and they usually spending 30-45 minutes reading or crafting on their beds before lights out.

On this particular night, our 5-year-old was looking at a book when she exclaimed, “Mama, I read a word! C-A-T…cat!” Before I could respond, our oldest said, “Hey, do you want me to teach you how to read?” Next thing I know, they’re sitting on a bed together, huddled over a book, sounding out words. I’m pretty sure our 8-year-old didn’t follow any of the rules for teaching a kid to read, and chances are she was pretty bossy about it, but I hope they’ll always treasure that memory as much as I will!

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Here are some of my favorite posts from this week. As always, check out what I’m reading to see the other posts that make me stop and think. You’ll find new posts all week long!

Food {Eat Well, Spend Less}

This week our Eat Well, Spend Less series is heading back to the basics:

Faith {Hard Lessons}

Tech {Tips for Your iPhone}

Have a great weekend!

Mandi Ehman is the blogger behind Life Your Way. She and her husband have four beautiful girls plus one baby boy, and together they live, work and homeschool on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia. Mandi loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.