Basking In It: Love Life


Thomas Vander Woude

Irena Sendler


Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour, Barcarolle (Offenbach from Life is Beautiful)

Theme from Schindler’s List (John Williams from Schindler’s List)

What Makes You Beautiful (Piano Guys)

Picture Books:

A Day on Skates by Hilda Van Stockum

The Frog & Toad Series by Arnold Lobel

Happy Birth Day by Robie Harris

Little Humans by Brandon Stanton

A Weed is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver by Aliki


101 Dalmatians (1961; Disney) G

101 Dalmatians (1996; Glenn Close,  Jeff Daniels) G

Awakenings (1990; Robin Williams, Robert de Niro) PG-13

Feast (Disney Short, 2014)

I Remember Mama (1948; Irene Dunne)

Mama’s Bank Account by Kathryn Forbes

Nine Months (1995; Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore) PG-13 – Slapstick comedy with some crude and mature content, but incredibly beautiful portrayal of the gift and humanity of a baby. Parental previewing recommended (we have watched this with the older teens).

Prince of Egypt (1998; Dreamworks) PG – Incredible animated story of Moses and the Exodus. Poignantly pro-Life.

Schindler’s List (1993; Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes) R – The intense and heart-breaking true story of the German businessman who saved over 100 Jews from the Holocaust. Disturbing and graphic in some places – not for the family or the faint of heart.

The 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith (The audio book narrated by Martin Jarvis is excellent.)

The Blind Side (2009; Sandra Bullock) PG-13

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe