5 Minutes for Books

Halloween picture books

Lolli here… One of my favorite ways to get into the holiday spirit (whichever holiday might be coming up) is to gather as many books as I can that relate to the holiday to read […]

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Lolli here… If I could, I would spend all of my free time reading. I suppose I need to find some free time first. I love getting lost in a book – I am definitely […]


Sometimes I am so glad I have a second place to write, off of my own blog, where all of my family and neighbors read everything I write. I’ve gotten in trouble before when I’ve […]


When I started blogging, becoming famous or making money sharing my family’s stories was, literally, the furthest thing from my mind. In fact, when I discovered Ree Drummond (aka the Pioneer Woman) I still didn’t […]


After winning an iPad right before the New Year, I decided to finally give eBooks a good try. Having books on my iPad, especially since I’ve been carrying my iPad with me everywhere I go, […]


The Family Storybook Treasury is a beautiful treasure to give, receive, and pass down. Each wonderful picture book in The Family Storybook Treasury is followed by a poem, some a few lines, some in unique […]


Richard Scarry's Busytown Town Hall Deluxe Set

Trends come and go, and as a child of the 80s, I’m frequently finding that many of the characters, toys, and shows that I enjoyed as a child are coming back now, just in time […]


In spring 2001, my husband and I and our 3 kids moved from Oregon to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, which is located where the sands of the Sahara meet the waters of the Atlantic. […]


I’m sure there’s not a mom out there who hasn’t read a myriad of parenting books. You might have even read your first one (or three) when your little one was in the womb! Whether […]


With our ever growing 5 Minutes for Mom family we wanted to take a few minutes to check-in with our sister-sites. Here is just a sampling of some of the amazing posts that have gone […]