I hope you all have a had a terrific beginning to this Brand-new Year. I understand I’ve had a lot of reasons to take into consideration how absolutely blessed I have been and continue to be. Among those blessings is this blog site, or more to the heart of it, its viewers. And so I thank you for the duty you have actually played in blessing my life.

Taking a little bit of a writing break was good for me to redouble and to make me starving for the writing process. I likewise greatly valued getting some really useful feedback from some of you in the comment and also e-mails you have actually sent out. So I’m delighted to be entering for an additional fantastic year here at Not Just Cute as well as wanted to show to you a few of the things you can look forward to finding right here in 2013.

Read Along Selection: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv

Between requests for more nature connections as well as the enthusiasm that adhere to our last read along selection, I have actually decided to include Last Kid in the Woods by Richard Louv as this year’s checked out along option. We’ll start checking out mid-February, so grab your duplicate currently. You can select it up from my affiliate web link at Amazon.com below, though the book’s been around a while, so you can likely locate it at the library or at a used publication vendor.

Last Child in the Woods: Conserving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder is a superb publication regarding the powerful human requirement for nature experiences, one I ‘d advise to all moms and dads as well as instructors of kids. It’s additionally one I feel forced to re-read as the pull towards screens appears to be boosting in my very own family.

I’m also grabbing Richard Louv’s other book The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age as well as Jennifer Ward’s I Love Dust!: 52 Tasks to Aid You and also Your Kids Discover the Marvels of Nature to supplement our conversations. I’m hoping this project will certainly inspire all of us to spend a little more time getting out to experience nature with the kids we like and also show.

Building Solid Kids Project

One more job I’m launching this year is one focused on building solid children. I’m not chatting strong in the Mr. Universe feeling, however in the strong, healthy, and resistant sense. I still insist that there are even more motivating, fantastic children as well as young men around on the planet than not, however numerous events in the past years (and also the fact that I’m Mother to four kids) has created me to really feel forced to check out factors relevant specifically to the social, emotional, as well as mental health and wellness of boys as well as young men. I’ll be discovering the topic throughout the year with a month-to-month function as well as some wonderful visitor input.

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Of course, I’ll additionally be continuing with the other components of Not Simply Charming, including more sessions of the Parenting with Positive Guidance Ecourse (readied to resume for registration soon!), Weekend Break Checks Out, Month-to-month Thematic Kindergarten Study Units, First Friday Q&A Videos, and also a lot of interesting posts, useful resources, and significant tasks.

I’m thrilled for this brand-new year for Not Just Adorable! I wish to see you right here!

*PS– I’m being featured in the Bundle of the Week’s being a mother and parenting package, brought to you by Mandi Ehman of Life … Your Method. This entire book bundle concentrates on sustaining you in your crucial job, and expenses much less as than one book on its own! Only $7.40 for all 5! This is a wonderful plan you don’t want to miss out on. ( My predisposition toward my very own book is obvious, however I’m also a huge fan of Jamie Martin, particularly her publication Steady Days, which is also included below.)The offer just lasts through today. Obtain your package right here.

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