The other night, Little picked How the Grinch Stole Christmas! as his bedtime story. And though I’ve read it many times before, this time a particular line really stuck with me. And the minute his heart didn’t feel quite so tight, He whizzed with his load through the bright morning light… I read it, and […]
Rules have always kind of been my thing. I mean, I hate to brag, but I’m really, really good at them. Not only can I follow them, I can tell other people to follow them, and—ever since I became a mom—I even get to make them. While I’ve tried not to get too caught up […]
When I started 3rd grade, I’m pretty sure the only requirement my teacher had for parents was to ensure that their smock-dressed students had enough chalk to do their daily lessons. Ok, maybe it was #2 lead. But still, things were so very different back in the olden days.
The other day I ran into a friend at my office (aka Starbucks). He asked what my kids were up to this summer and the subject of workbooks came up. I confessed, as I’m doing to each and every one of you here, that I don’t make my kids do one single bit of school […]
I’m lucky. I have three kids who love to read (or be read to). Of course a huge part of that is that they live in a house filled with books. (Some people buy designer shoes, I buy beautifully bound paper.) I also like to think it’s because they see Lenny and me doing our […]