One Cool Friend by Toni BuzzeoReviewed by Ashley YoungElliot, as we learn on the first page of Toni Buzzeo's One Cool Friend, is a very proper young man. He wears a suit and a bow tie and speaks with impeccable manners. When his dad asks if he wants to go to Family Fun Day a.... read more
Motherhood holds many profound joys, each and every day. The little moments with our kids brim with love and humor, and their presence infuses the mundane with meaning. We know just how lucky we are to have these kids in our lives… and yet, being a mom can also be .... read more
Some people, generally of the teenage or grown-up variety, do need Mother's Day to remind them to show a little bit of extra appreciation for moms. But not our preschoolers! For them, mama is the most special, adored person every day of the year. We know it's true when we hear.... read more
Moms, let's be honest: how much do you look forward to Mother's Day? Does the thought of a wobbly tray of breakfast in bed give you a thrill of anticipation? Does the knowledge that your little ones will soon be presenting you with much labored-over craft projects make you wis.... read more
What's not to love about being a mother? Changing diapers and wiping noses, picking up toys and searching for lost lovies, cooking dinner with a whiny toddler wrapped around your leg, and praying that the bite marks on your neighbor's child don't match up with your child's den.... read more
Mother's Day is just around the corner, and you're stumped for a gift. Mom loves to read, and she loves things that are handmade. What better than a book created by her favorite little people? We have three for you to choose from. And when she finishes? There will be calls o.... read more
Planning some travel for this summer? We hope so! And while we think that vacations to the beach or the mountains are fantastic, there's something especially wonderful about showing our children around the big cities that make up this great big country of ours. They see the ci.... read more
One of my children's favorite picture books is called The Gardener. It tells the story of a girl named Lydia Grace who is growing up on a farm during the Great Depression. Her family, needing extra income, sends her to the big city to work for her Uncle Jim in his bakery. The .... read more
Simple as that, spring arrived on our doorstep and birds started tweeting in the trees at sunrise. Tulips and daffodils are blooming in gardens, and long sleeves will soon give way to short sleeves and flip-flops. After the long dark months of winter, spring makes us feel grea.... read more
Does your little one ever dream of traveling to far-off places? For would-be adventurers and time travelers, look no further for a literary hero than Jack and Annie of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania. They're the main characters in Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House series, now ove.... read more
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