Thursday, June 6, 2013

Family, Home, and Me with Jessica

Jessica of Musical Mama and the Green Thumb is the first contributor to our Family, Home and Me series and honestly the cutest thing ever! I asked her to share her #1 piece of advice for us under the categories I cover in this blog- family, home, and me. Apart from being a wonderful mother to a beautiful little two-year-old boy, she is a very dedicated violin teacher as well as an amazing performer. She has also recently taken on the responsibility of conducting a junior orchestra. Take it away, Jess!

photo courtesy of Angie Gurney Photography

I Love You Through and Through
by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak
It comes in board book form so it is perfect for little fingers to read over and over.  The message is darling and so are the illustrations.

The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
If you have a grumpus on your hands then this book is perfect for making anyone turn that frown upside down.   My almost two year can recite it word for word and it helps that the illustrations are fantastic. 

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight 
by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
Good for little boys and girls alike who might have a hard time at bedtime.  Short and sweet, this will definitely win over your little one.

Are You My Mother? By P.D. Eastman
Classic and delightful.  This one will be read over and over again I promise."

photos courtesy of Alixann Loosle Photography

Thank you so much, Jessica, for sharing with us. You can check out sweet stories about Jess's beautiful family over on her blog, Musical Mama and the Green Thumb

If you are interested in contributing to the Family, Home, and Me series, please email me at gracefullykensie [at] gmail [dot] com.


  1. I love this series! What a great idea! I look forward to the next one!

  2. and your friend Jessica is really beautiful! and so talented!

  3. Fun idea to do this series! And I love the book I Love You Through and Through. Jack reads it to us all the time and each time it melts my heart!