During my annual Christmas/New Year's getaway to my parents' house (which lasted an entire fortnight...I feel so Austenian!), I did not read a single business/producticity book. In fact, I only read TWO books while I was there (plus A Christmas Carol, which doesn't count), and it turns out that was not enough at all. I was in major book withdrawal by the time I got home.
One of the books I chose to bring with me was The Rhythm of Family by Amanda Soule. There are several things I'm going to be implementing this year, and I'll document them here.
"Nature's place as a reward in this journey needs little explanation. For it is there that we -- young and old -- can and do find much that we need in life: comfort, peace, curiosity's sustenance, adventure, and wonder. In the magical world of the woods, or the shore, or the park around us, our children can truly be free -- free to be themselves, free to explore, free to experience the wonder of nature's intricacies around them. In the natural world, we find ourselves much like children -- humbled and awed of what is in front of us. In the natural world, we can connect with our children in a slow, deep, and meaningful way."