Reading for the New Year

My life is definitely made up of 10 minute increments of time these days. This is what happens when you have three kids under the age of 12. (For me that involves three different schools, each with a different start and ending time, including one child who is only half day. It’s an adventure.) So,Continue reading “Reading for the New Year”

The Power of Words to Bring Back the Light

The past few weeks have been full of such emotionally charged moments that it sometimes feels hard to breathe. Orlando. The sheer mention is a punch to the gut. I am at once full of rage and the need to scream and rail at the sky, but also to weep and hug my friends andContinue reading “The Power of Words to Bring Back the Light”

Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

I love books that honor and show value to the incredible imagination that kids are born with. “Iggy Peck, Architect” is one of those books. Iggy is a 2nd grader who has, since birth, been enthralled by buildings and construction. Towers built from diapers, castles of chalk, and a sphinx of mud…Iggy can build anything.Continue reading “Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty”

Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates

As one would expect, each of my three kids has a unique set of talents and interests. It is always fascinating, though, when they combine those talents to create something together. My son is a storyteller. He was a born talker and loves to delve into the world of imagination. I think this is whyContinue reading “Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates”

The Red Book by Barbara Lehman

It’s been a house full of sick kids this week. It’s come with the usual stress and worry and extra work, but it also comes with many, many opportunities to read out loud to children who are too tired to run around. I took the chance to go through the bookshelf and pull out someContinue reading “The Red Book by Barbara Lehman”