Oh, dear. (Subtitle: History is not boring.)

Tonight, on Facebook, a friend posted that her daughter had made a terrible assertion over dinner. When asked about school, the daughter responded with, "history's boring." Naturally, I had a small stroke. After removing myself from the floor, I continued reading what she had written. It turns … [Continue reading]

For when you just don’t know what to make.

Unblocking exercise

Yesterday, I posted this article from Crafting Connections on Read It, Make It!'s Facebook page. (Go ahead and click 'like' while you're there. You know you want to.) It's a review of a book about eliminating creative blocks, and they share a simple activity to do when you feel like being creative … [Continue reading]

Learning about birds.

bird books for preschoolers

To be honest, I've never been much of a bird girl. I'm not totally ignorant, and I can identify the birds we normally see in the yard, but it takes … [Continue reading]

Women’s History Month: Books About Science and Conservation

books about science

In putting together a few books about women in science, I noticed that a conservation theme was emerging. That makes today's post all about … [Continue reading]

More books for Women’s History Month.

women's history children's books

I've read more than once recently that the "golden age of picture books" has passed. While that's certainly a dreadful thing to contemplate, I don't … [Continue reading]

Books for Women’s History Month

women's history children's books

March is Women's History Month, by official government proclamation, but it's worth identifying great books about women's history to use all year … [Continue reading]

Books for Women’s History Month: Finding Them

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Today, I'm beginning a little series on finding, reading, and using excellent books for women's history month. Today, we'll focus on the finding. … [Continue reading]

My favorite books for St. Patrick’s Day.

books for st patrick's day

Somehow, tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day. While it's not a huge holiday at our house, St. Patrick was a cool guy, so we give him a little attention. … [Continue reading]

What to do for Lent.

Lenten Calendar from Catholic Icing

Like all good formerly-Catholic Methodists (and we are a mightier contingent than one might think), I can get a little finicky when it comes to the … [Continue reading]

Poetry Books for African-American History Month

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Well, we lost February somewhere in the fog of crazy weather and illness, so I'm woefully behind in sharing resources with you for African-American … [Continue reading]