I’m baaaaaack!

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014

Well, it’s been a few months, so welcome back to the blog! I hope to be bringing new content on a more regular basis. At least more regular than every three months or so! I’ve taken the summer off because I’m pregnant again (yay!) but have been feeling really sick (boo!) and tired (double boo!). […]

Family Fridays – the Non-Weirdo’s Guide to Cloth Diapering

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014

Well, it was earth day this week, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to talk about poop. I’m coming out of the closet and taking a stand: I cloth diaper my baby! I thought I’d write up the Cloth Diapering for Non-Weirdos guide to hopefully give a little nudge to any parents […]

Family Fridays – The Best Souvenirs for Children

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014

Well, duh – I’m going to say “books”. I absolutely love getting travel and regional books to commemorate trips taken, a part of your heritage, or just as a snapshot of your hometown. One of the great joys of travel is wandering around in new bookstores and coming out with a treasure (or two!). On […]

Family Fridays – The Going to Bed Post

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014

Book: The Going to Bed Book (1982) by Sandra Boynton Category/Age: Picture Book (Younger), Board Book Blurb: This classic bedtime story is just right for winding down the day as a joyful, silly group of animals scrub scrub scrub in the tub, brush and brush and brush their teeth, and finally rock and rock and […]

Happy Saint Nick’s Day!

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013
Happy Saint Nick’s Day!

Today is Saint Nicholas’s Day, which is celebrated in various ways across the world. Because nothing makes me happier than the idea of observing a full month of Christmas (Dec 6 to Jan 6 – Epiphany), I’ve decided to start observing this day with my family. My plan is to just do something small to […]

Family Fridays – Goodnight iPad by Ann Droyd

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013

Book: Goodnight iPad (2011) Genre: Babies & Toddlers, Children’s General, and Parenting. Ages: Babies & Toddlers up through parents and grandparents Blurb: In a bright buzzing room, in the glow of the moon-and iPhones and Androids and Blackberries too-it is time to say goodnight… Modern life is abuzz. There are huge LCD WiFi HD TVs […]

Family Fridays – Books as Nursery Decor

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013
Family Fridays – Books as Nursery Decor

Warning: this is mostly a vanity post and has not much to do with literature. I will freely admit that I’m not much of a decorator. My husband jokes (“states” might be a better term) that my decorating style is all right angles and nothing on the walls. I just don’t like my spaces to […]

Family Fridays – Bringing Literature to Life

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013

Howdy! I’m on vacation in Brazil for most of September, so I turned the tables on my readers and opened up the blog for guests posts while I’m gone. Today’s guest post comes from Debi Morton. She wrote and sent this to me before I had posted the gift giving guide, and I think it’s […]

Family Fridays – Gifts to Encourage Children to Read (Part 2 of 2)

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013
Family Fridays –  Gifts to Encourage Children to Read (Part 2 of 2)

So to recap, I’m doing a two part series of gifts to encourage children to read, and this is the second part. Last week I talked about time and books, this week I’m going to round out with experiences and tangible tie ins. Experiences I think there is this awesome positive feedback loop that is […]

Family Fridays – Gifts to Encourage Children to Read (Part 1 of 2)

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013

Even before my son was born, I put a lot of thought into this question: “how can I encourage him to be a reader?”  I only have one child, and he is (as of press time) not yet eight months old. Since he is currently more interested in trying to eat his books than read […]