Kids’ Books that Comfort When We Lose a Loved One

Books can take us on an adventure, but they can also comfort us. After losing their nanny, Christine and the boy share the books they read to help them through a difficult time.

February 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Balancing the Getting with Ideas for Giving

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.

November 26th, 2017|4 Comments

How Do You Tell Your Kids You Love Them?

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.

February 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Give the Gift of Reading on Giving Tuesday

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.

November 27th, 2016|2 Comments

Prevent the Summer Slide with Reading

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, [...]

June 11th, 2016|4 Comments

Being a Happier Parent

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, [...]

May 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Mother’s Day Guilt

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 [...]

May 7th, 2016|0 Comments

What to Read or Not Read? Just Read!

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, [...]

April 23rd, 2016|0 Comments