With the return of the Polar vortex I’ve been craving warm hardy soups to keep me warm. I love the warmth that stays with you after eating a big bowl of hot soup and the cozy feeling you get from it. Nothing says cold weather meal quite like soup.
Here are some soup cookbooks you can take out from the library.
Saved by soup by Judith Barrett
Canadian Living’s best soup and stews by Elizabeth Baird
Soup by Delia Smith
Love soup by Anna Thomas
The best soups in the world by Clifford A. Wright
Ladled by Kimberly Harris
Sopuesoup by Caroline Dumas
50 simple soups for the slow cooker by Lynn Alley
Williams-Sonoma soup of the day by Kate McMillion
Did you know that the Children’s department has a great section called parent care? Parent care is a great resource for parents when you have questions, want to find a way to explain something to your child or just to see if you are doing it right.
Here are some of the great titles you can find.
The tween years by Donna G. Corwin
“Why did you have to get a divorce? and when can I get a hamster?”: a guide to parenting through divorce by Anthony, E. Wolf
Understanding your 10 year-old by Jonathan Bradley
Ten talks parents must have with their children about violence by Dominic Cappello
How to mother a successful daughter by Nicky Marone
The big talk: talking to your child about sex and dating by Laurie Langford
How to negotiate with kids by Scott Brown
Teenagers learn what the live by Dorothy Nolte
Just say know: talking with kids about drugs and alcohol by Cynthia Kuhn
Raising a successful child by Sandra Burt
The everything parent’s guide to raising boys by Cheryl Erwin
Hold onto your kids: why parents need to matter more than peers by Gordon Neufeld
Help! My toddler came without instructions by Blythe Lipman
Help! There’s a toddler in my house! Thomas Reimers
January can be a depressing month, it’s cold, dark, and seems to never end. Here a few things you can do to beat the January blues.
1. Try to get as much sunlight as possible during the day. Many of the library locations have great big windows that let in lots of sunlight. Come down, grab a good book and soak up the sun
3. Remember the good things about winter- winter holidays, snow, January sales, not feeling bad about staying in by the fire with a good library book.
4. Try and spend as much time as possible with your friends or family. Come down to the library to enjoy one of our many programs, we’ll have you forgetting it’s January in no time.
5. Eat a good breakfast and high energy foods so you won’t feel as sluggish or lethargic
6. Most importantly remember spring is just around the corner!