Our 14 Favorite Silly Children’s Books

Silly is one of our family’s favorite things. Boy Detective loves to laugh, so it doesn’t take much to get him giggling. I’m more of a hard sell ....more

Our Favorite Silly Children's Picture Books!

Silly is one of our family's favorite things. Boy Detective loves to laugh, so it doesn't take much to get him giggling. I'm more of a hard sell ....more

Stop whatever you’re doing and read The Princess in Black!

When Candlewick Press offered us a review copy of The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, I said yes! Because who wouldn’t want to read this? Incognito princess fighting monsters? ...more

Stop whatever you're doing and read The Princess in Black!

When Candlewick Press offered us a review copy of The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, I said yes! Because who wouldn't want to read this? Incognito princess fighting monsters? ...more

I feel VERY reassured, thanks!

Boy Detective: If I had to go without pizza, or go without you, I would probably go without pizza so I could be with you. Me: “Probably.” But you haven’t quite decided yet. Boy Detective: Here’s the more reassuring thing! ...more

I feel VERY reassured, thanks!

Boy Detective: If I had to go without pizza, or go without you, I would probably go without pizza so I could be with you. Me: "Probably." But you haven't quite decided yet. Boy Detective: Here's the more reassuring thing! ...more

Sins of the Father: Superpowered YA Done Right

Multicultural and diverse literature has been such an amazing thing for our family. We’ve had to search for it, but we have found so many wonderful writers and artists from diverse backgrounds, telling stories that star all kinds of characters. Our lives are richer because of these folks’ hard work and talent ....more

Sins of the Father: Superpowered YA Done Right!

Multicultural and diverse literature has been such an amazing thing for our family. We've had to search for it, but we have found so many wonderful writers and artists from diverse backgrounds, telling stories that star all kinds of characters. Our lives are richer because of these folks' hard work and talent ....more

My 2015 Happiness Project: Month The First

In 2009, Gretchen Rubin published The Happiness Project, detailing her year-long experiments in being happier. I didn’t hear of it until November 2013, when my friend Shannon wrote about it at her blog Salt Lick Lessons. And then it took me more than a year to actually read the book… …because, honestly? ...more

My 2015 Happiness Project: Month The First

In 2009, Gretchen Rubin published The Happiness Project, detailing her year-long experiments in being happier. I didn't hear of it until November 2013, when my friend Shannon wrote about it at her blog Salt Lick Lessons. And then it took me more than a year to actually read the book... ...because, honestly? ...more