Bon Voyage!

Bon Voyage!

Jul 16

  Clark and I are leaving for England tomorrow. Anyone who knows me, knows that I adore travel in general. The fact that I have visited two of my favorite cities in the last 3 months (NYC and London) has me pinching myself! In recent years, my daily activities have existed within a 4-mile radius so flying to England might as well be a mission to the moon. I recently picked up a book...

A Pinterest-Worthy Family

A Pinterest-Worthy Family

Aug 20

A few years ago, someone gave Salem a cloth-bound, slip-cased edition of Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go! I had his preschool teacher sign it, and I plan to have all of his teachers inscribe the inside cover from now until he graduates from high school. Wouldn’t that be a special keepsake? Looks like I’m going to need an extra copy. Today is Mia’s first day...

A Slice of Anger in the Pie of My Brain

A Slice of Anger in the Pie of My Brain

Aug 09

I didn’t say it, but I wish I did. This is one of many brilliant imageries used in Nora Ephron’s book, I Remember Nothing. I just finished it, and all I can say is only Nora can describe meatloaf in poetry. If you’ve read the book, you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, and you’ve struggled with either getting older and/or recovering from childhood,...

Outliers

Outliers

Jul 31

I just finished the book, Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell. Have you read it? Surprisingly, this socio-economical analysis debunking the myths of success as defined by 21st century Western Society spoke volumes to me about parenting. Gladwell unpacks the idea that hard-work combined with unmerited opportunity and cultural legacy are what actually drives success. Perhaps with this being the last...

Tune Into Tina

Tune Into Tina

Jul 08

I finally joined Audible! Per early birthday gift request, Clark happily subscribed for us to download two audio books a month. We made our selections before we boarded the van for a 6 1/2 turned 9 hour drive home yesterday. He downloaded Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell {which I plan to read/listen too}, and I chose Tina Fey’s Bossypants. Have you read it? Be warned: this book is not for...

Read the Summer Away

Read the Summer Away

Jun 24

Hello and Happy Monday! Did you see the supermoon last night? It reminded me of one of my kids’ favorite books right now. Other popular titles by Eric Carle include, Do You Want to Be My Friend, The Grouchy Ladybug, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Each of these has been a huge hit with my kids. What are your kids reading these...