Seven Books That Shaped and Guided My Parenting

By Barbara Rainey | November 8, 2021 | 8 Comments

  Books have been a significant part of my life in more ways than I can describe, including how Dennis and I parented our six. The recommendations of others introduced me to some of the best books in many categories including parenting, so here are the seven that most shaped our parenting. All are full […]

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The Delight of Reading with Your Kids + What’s in My Mimi Bag!

By Barbara Rainey | May 24, 2021 | 23 Comments

“Now I will go and find my mother!” he said. “Are you my mother?” he said to the kitten. “Are you my mother?” he said to the hen? Ah, the familiarity and comfort of bedtime stories. While I have given many of our shelves full of children’s books to our kids to read to their […]

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Two Books to Add to Your Kids’ Reading List This Summer

By Michele Scallion | June 28, 2018 | 4 Comments

Reading widens the world of children and adults. Exploring other places both real and imaginary enhances our knowledge and invites thinking creatively and critically. And almost nothing does more for family bonding than sitting together on a comfy couch or chair with one or more children and reading out loud together. One of my favorite […]

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Dads Read, Too

By Barbara Rainey | June 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

Have you seen our summer reading lists for your family? Making time to read with our kids was such a joy for me as a mother. But it’s not just for moms. Ladies, include your husbands. Encourage your kids to huddle around their dad while he brings another world to life. Allow your husband and […]

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Our Favorite Books from 2016

By Michele Scallion | January 12, 2017 | 4 Comments

Looking for a book to pack in your carry on for an upcoming flight or to read aloud from the passenger seat? Our team at Ever Thine Home has a few suggestions. We’d like to share with your our favorite reads of 2016.   Founder Barbara Rainey’s Favorites: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson As a young […]

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