What did I learn this week?

Love, love, LOVE this book.

If you feel like being inspired, then check out The Creative Family by Amanda Soule.  I put a link to her blog on the roll.

3 Responses to “Love, love, LOVE this book.”

  1. I’m reading this book right now. I bought it a couple months ago and return to it when I need inspiration/motivation.

    Also, totally agree with you about the princesses – can’t go into enough detail about how I feel about them. I don’t know what magical genie cast a spell on my daughter, but I’ve escaped for the most part the princess fever.

    A few good movies with positve female characters:
    Kiki’s Delivery Service
    My Neighbor Totoro
    The Cat Returns.

    Izzy was a witch, a teenage girl and a 10-year old in search of a forest spirit on and off for the better part of two years. She’s now hooked on Word Girl (PBS series). All are nonviolent, positive images that don’t end when the girl falls in love, but when she finds herself.

    Hope you’re well.

  2. Yes, fortunately for me as well C is not besotted by the Disney princesses. I do try to watch out for them and to steer her around them just in case. I think part of the reason kids get hooked on them is because parents don’t try to keep things balanced. There is so much Disney swag around that it is hard to avoid if you don’t make the effort or just don’t know any better.

    I try to keep C’s movie viewing to a minimum, but she does like Cinderella, the Little Mermaid, and Bambi! We do one of those as a treat maybe once every few months or so. Aside from the movies, though, she is not surrounded by Disney and there is no other lurking presence in the house. Fortunately, C is a total bookhound like the rest of the family and gets a lot of high quality artistic variety there.

    Thanks for the movie suggestions; Sarah has also spoken highly of My Neighbor Totoro, so I’ll have to check that out.

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