In a dusty Rubbermaid bin, old books transported Allie back in time. From these old favorites, she and her girls discover a new one, The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.
Our garden is growing. I know…basil and beans won’t feed us all summer long, but it is cool to eat food you grow. And it all started with a book. Learn about how we make our garden grow and the books that inspire us.
Through potty training, Allie and her daughters discovered Leslie Patricelli. Let them introduce you to her simple, humorous books and get ideas for discovering new books with your kids.
When I first started posting on Instagram about books the boys and I read, my friends with daughters commented that they were intrigued by our boy books. Boy books? I never thought of our books that way. And while I feel we have a balance of books for boys and girls, there are a few that were probably written with boys in [...]
This summer we have lots of camps, sports, and pool time planned. But I have learning planned, too. The key for me as a working Mom is to make it fun and easy. Why summer learning? As I mentioned in my last post, it was something my Mom, a former teacher, did when I was a child. Then there’s always the worry [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
In hopes of encouraging spring to come, we’re reading Little Bunny Follows His Nose by Katherine Howard, illustrated by J. P. Miller. In this scratch-and-sniff book, Mother Bunny tells Little Bunny to go out and play. But he doesn’t know what to do. Mother Bunny says, “Follow your nose.” (Hmmm. Do you think that will work with our kids?) As you read [...]
Thinking of all the books I love reading with my boys, I was in great debate on which to feature in my first blog post. I decided it had to be the book that brought me back to children's books—Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin. Before the boys, I worked at Scholastic. One day, I [...]