Peeking out.

kids reading

Hi there. It turns out that having a baby and selling a house and moving and have none of that go especially according to plan can really destroy any great ideas you might have for blogging. But I've missed writing here. In particular, I've missed blogging like I used to a million years ago … [Continue reading]

Migrant: Book Review and Writing Prompt

books about Mexican immigration, immigrants to United States

In Migrant: The Journey of a Mexican Worker, José Manuel Mateo and Javier Martínez Pedro have created a compelling work of art. Drawing from the experiences of children who migrate to the United States from Mexico and Central America, Migrant tells the story of a young boy who makes that dangerous … [Continue reading]

Misty Copeland’s Firebird: Another book for little dancers

books for young dancers, dance books

A few months back, I shared a few books that the little dancer at my house has loved. Recently, we've added one more to that list, so I thought I'd … [Continue reading]

Navigating Early – I love it.

books for middle school, navigating early review

Like most girls of my generation, I grew up slightly in love with the all-boys' prep school movies of the late 20th century. "Dead Poets' Society" was … [Continue reading]


children's read aloud, books about siblings

Some books in heavy rotation at our house right now are from Marie-Louise Gay's Stella series (IndieBound/Amazon). Focused on a very imaginative … [Continue reading]

A pretty remarkable book.

novel for gifted students

(You'll be shocked to learn I picked up this one because of its cover. Then, I went to add the book links, and learned they changed the cover on the … [Continue reading]

Happy New Year!

Here's to another great year of reading & making!  We hope 2015 gets off to a great start for all of you, and that it's full of this much joy … [Continue reading]

Vintage Books for Christmas

vintage christmas book, kate seredy book

We've been busy, but I haven't been blogging. Surprised? I doubt it. We've discovered some vintage gems this Advent, so I'll share a few of those … [Continue reading]

Angelo: An Unsung David Macaulay Classic

architecture books, books about loss and grief for children, children's grief books

Today, I want to share a little about this fantastic book that appeared on our library's shelves a few weeks ago. Initially, I picked it up because of … [Continue reading]

Sewing Skirts.

halloween skirts, easy sewing projects, easy skirts to sew

I have a fabric problem. I see something, and I want it, but I don't have a reasonable idea of what to do with it once it gets home. This means that … [Continue reading]