It's almost gift-giving season (check out our extensive 2020 Holiday Gift Guide). Of course, as a librarian and huge bibliophile, my go-to gift is always books - easy to wrap, mail, and hide in the dresser or under the...
No matter one’s age, big emotions are HARD. That’s why as parents, one of our most important responsibilities is to teach our tiny humans about difficult emotions…and how to handle them. As a professional therapist, I thought that having...
Whether this September brings homeschooling, remote schooling, hybrid schooling, or in-person schooling, we all need more stories of kindness. Rather than launch into my traditional back-to-school book roundup, I want to share some empathy-building, bucket-filling children's books about kindness...
Times are seriously WEIRD. I'll be honest - our family is feeling the strain. We're totally fine. But it is wearing on us. As my neighbor just posted in a group text, "I feel like an Olympian if I survive...
Some books are windows, some are mirrors. This is a phrase I've repeated so often (including in my last post). There's an addition I am hearing more recently and love: Some books are sliding doors. This addition invites us to...
It is hard to express my heartbreak, anger and confusion for George Floyd and his family. But this isn't about me. This is about friends and neighbors who worry that their husbands, sons, and brothers will become a hashtag....
I am reading SO much these days because, if I don't, I will kill someone. Seriously. With all of this social distancing with my family (read: they all try to get as close to me as possible and I...
Consider this my resume for why I'm qualified to give book reviews . . . I read a lot. Across many genres. I have plenty of time when I ignore dirty dishes, basic hygiene, and also my children to enjoy...
In this time of "Safe at Home", I'm finding it harder and harder to find moments alone to recharge while I social distance with my family. The struggle is real. Those precious solitary minutes in the car commuting to...
I'm a librarian and last Sunday, our library closed because of the COVID-19 virus. Frankly IT. WAS. INSANE. It honestly felt like people were more worried about running out of books than milk or TP! Heartwarming, right? When we...

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