We already have quite a collection of books for the children. The collection includes many beloved "Little Golden Books." Two of my personal favorites are Little Mommy by Sharon Kane and We Help Daddy by Mini Stein and Illustrated by Eloise Wilkin. The Little Mommy book I bought for my daughter for Christmas. It is so charming and sweet and reminds me that motherhood is exactly what I spent my childhood dreaming about. I'm living my dream. I grew up to be exactly what I wanted to be, a mommy.
Winter does afford me some free time. I can't travel as much and there's no gardening, yard work or canning to occupy my time. I've begun a sewing marathon. My daughter's 18th century frock is almost completed. I've also started reading books again. I'm finishing up a book I started in 2007! After that, I really need to discipline myself to read Well-Trained Mind.