We're back! It's been a tough six months, but we're grateful to return to what we love and are sharing how we're giving this holiday season.
Christine doesn't just say "I love you" to the boys. There's a mantra! As you might expect, it is inspired by books. Learn about their tradition and how you can start your own.
After Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, and Cyber Monday, it is time for Giving Tuesday. Get ideas on how to give the gift of reading this year.
Summer vacation is here…or nearly depending on where you live. Are you cheering or booing? While I’m happy to be free from a school schedule, I’m terrified at the same time. As my sons get older, I’m learning summer for parents means lots of planning, scheduling, and coordinating to keep our kids engaged. And now that CJ is in school and learning, [...]
I’m reading The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin. It has me looking at my life, making me wonder if I can be happier (yes), and figuring out how to accomplish that. Coincidentally, since it was recently Mother’s Day, [...]
Mother’s Day. I have to say, I have mixed feelings about the holiday. To me, it is what Valentine’s Day is to my husband—a Hallmark holiday. That said, I appreciate that Valentine’s Day reminds us to show our love. And in our hectic life, we need that reminder. Even if you don’t give a card, if you go out to dinner or [...]
Happy Birthday, Shakespeare! I bet that got you scratching your head. Who reads Shakespeare to their kids? Well, in my ambitious, first-child, still-on-maternity-leave days, I got it in my head that I'd read Shakespeare to CJ. I'd probably read something on brain or child development to encourage this. So I dragged out my tomb of Shakespeare and started. As you can imagine, [...]