Book Review: Other People’s Children by R.J. Hoffmann

Book Review: Other People’s Children by R.J. Hoffmann

I’ll admit to requesting this book because of the title alone: Other People’s Children by R.J. Hoffmann seemed liked the type of catty novel that describes the judgements we make about how people raise their kids ( we all do it!). So imagine my surprise...
Book Review: How to Raise a Reader by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo

Book Review: How to Raise a Reader by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo

I’ve spoken before about how much I enjoy reading parenting books that teach what I already know-I love being preached to, as a member of the choir! I get a smug sense of satisfaction, sort of like sitting through a class that you already know the lesson of....
Book Review: How to Raise Successful People by Esther Wojcicki

Book Review: How to Raise Successful People by Esther Wojcicki

By simply reading a book called ‘How to Raise Successful People’, I’m truly showing my colours, and by that I mean my unwarranted optimism. The idea that we as parents have control over whether our children will be successful or not is somewhat...
Book Review: The Enchanted Hour by Meghan Cox Gurdon

Book Review: The Enchanted Hour by Meghan Cox Gurdon

Now I know I’m not the only one who feels a sense of smug pleasure when reading a non-fiction book extolling the positives of a habit you already practice. Doesn’t it feel good to read a news article talking about how coffee is good for you, when you drink...