Literacy tips

Sep 15, 2011
In spring this year I took a break from reviewing children’s books because my family was trying out a new reading system and I wanted to find the balance in my own home before diverting any attention to writing about books. →MORE...

This week is National Library Week, a celebration hosted by the American Library Association.  As such, Steph asked me a couple weeks ago to contribute to Offbeat Mama by writing a post about libraries.  She left it pretty open-ended.  So I →MORE...

Mar 23, 2011
As I have mentioned before, Donald and I do not keep very many toys for Charlotte.  We have one drawer of toys.  One.  Well, one drawer of toys and one stack of wood puzzles.  So I guess it’s more like one →MORE...

After yesterday’s post (which, by the way, you are free to comment on telling me that I’m a nut) (it’s okay, even my own father thinks I’m a nut) (no, really, he does) I feel like this is probably a good →MORE...

“Today, Finn is cranky.  Anything could happen.” Finn Throws a Fit!, written by David Elliott and illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering, is a book that I cannot imagine our bookshelves without.  It makes me smile every time we read it – →MORE...