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Category Archives: books
We sit in a camp chair in the shade of the high school athletic building. Eden’s swimming lessons are over, while the older two children are in the middle of their swim practice. Eden sits on my lap. Despite having … Continue reading
This past weekend I had the extreme good luck to visit my favorite used bookstore, blessedly alone and childless. (During these bi-polar weather days when the sun only shines for ten minutes at a time and the kids are all … Continue reading
So I got the results of the glorious twenty-four urine collection I had last week. (Yes, that sentence was dripping with sarcasm and derision.) It turns out that after analyzing my pee (Aside here: who grows up wanting to work … Continue reading
Today was one of those days. Today I taught my fourth grader about equivalent fractions. The best thing I can say is that no one cried. Today was also when I attempted to show my fifth grader how to make … Continue reading
I spent most of this weekend, gentle reader, in the kitchen. Or the car. Or locked in battle with a disgruntled, argumentative child. Pretty much it was your average, run of the mill weekend. There were several highlights, however. I … Continue reading
(A major rant follows. You’ve been warned.) I saw this article on the internet the other day and it scared me senseless. An entire public library without any physical, tangible books on the shelves? Only e-books available for downloading? Has … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I read a fascinating book called NutureShock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. The authors use new evidence and go over old studies to determine why children lie, why praising our kids … Continue reading
This year I made a lofty goal of reading 175 books. I’m cutting it a little close to the wire (damn kidney stone- forgive me but profanity is the only correct way of talking about these things.) However, if I … Continue reading
Despite my growing addiction to Tiny Tower (and now Hay Day) on our Ipad, I’ve still found some time to read some excellent books lately. Because it’s the season of giving (and I’m such a giver) I thought I’d share … Continue reading
We were at the library this week, when my eleven year old son disappeared into the non-fiction section. I assumed that he was going to hang out in front of the sports section as he has done for the last … Continue reading