A September Poem

September The breezes taste Of apple peel. The air is full Of smells to feel- Ripe fruit, old footballs, Drying grass, New books and blackboard Chalk in class. The bee, his hive Well-honeyed, hums While Mother cuts Chrysanthemums. Like plates washed clean With … Read More.


#tbt – The Giant Jam Sandwich

The Giant Jam Sandwich was written in 1972 by Janet Burroway and illustrated by John Vernon Lord. A wonderfully fun and beautifully illustrated book about a small village that must find a way to deal with the FOUR million wasps that fly in, creating a terrible nuisance. A … Read More.


An August Poem

August From… A Child's Calendar - Poems by John Updike … Read More.

Classics on Tuesdays – The Fisher Price Chatter Phone

Introduced in 1961, The Chatter Telephone was the ultimate pretend play toy with its ringing rotary dial and its friendly interactive design. Since then, technology has changed quite a bit, but the Chatter Telephone makes children smile just the same way. With eyes that roll up … Read More.


A May Poem

May   From… A Child's Calendar - Poems by John Updike … Read More.


If It Rains Pancakes – Haiku and Lantern Poems

Just one more book of poems to end National Poetry Month. I couldn't help myself…especially when I saw the title - If It Rains Pancakes! But then I became even more intrigued because this is a book of Haiku and Lantern poems. Now, I think that most of us remember what a Haiku is … Read More.


Miss You Like Crazy

So many parents work outside the home these days. How about you? Chances are, if you do, then perhaps your child/children have said to you at some point, "why do you have to go to work" or "can I come with you." Even if they are off for a fun day of school or Mother's Morning … Read More.