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Surviving Summer
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Surviving Summer

May 30, 2015 by

I love them all the time. But I love them a little more when they are all gathered around our low white coffee table, each working on their own summer homework. And by summer homework, I just mean some printed pages of math, maybe a journal entry.  Isaac “works” on writing his name. Susanna scribbles on anything she can find, including the coffee table,...

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The Book Eater
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The Book Eater

Jan 19, 2015 by

  Sometimes, it’s easier to talk about books than life, isn’t it? Maybe it’s just me. I put Susanna in her room recently so I could do something uninterrupted, and she did not appreciate the separation. She cried her little eyes out for the five minutes it took to complete the task.  When I opened the door to her room, she stood there right...

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Why We Love Books
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I started reading through Judy Blume’s “Fudge” series right before Christmas, starting with Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.  When I read, I can still hear my sixth grade teacher’s voice in my head, reading it to me years ago.  It’s the same with The Princess Bride, which will forever be voiced in my head by Ms. Betty White; I can’t read it without her. If...

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