Classics on Tuesdays

Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully. 1993 Caldecott Medal Winner. … Read More.


Children and Pets…does it get any better?

I can't think of a better way to start off the week than with a smile on your face. Have you all seen these cute, cute photos? Grace Chon, a photographer who lives and works in Los Angeles has taken some darling pictures of her young son and Zoey, one of their rescue dogs. In her … Read More.


Favorites on Friday

Oh my…our little Beanie went off to school this morning…just for a visit. Last night he said to me " You know, Mimi, Mama can't come to school with me." How is it that children grow up so fast? We are all waiting for his Mama to pick him up so that we can hear how his day went … Read More.

Loving Easter greetings. Image via the NYPL.

Have You Decorated Your Easter Eggs Yet…and other ideas for a Happy Easter!

Are you ready for Easter? I thought it might be helpful if I pulled together some things that I have seen around the web - I've focused mainly on egg decorating but there are a few links to activities. Enjoy! Did you know that McCormick has Neon Food Color? This chart has … Read More.


Calling Cards for the Younger Set

Do your children have "calling cards?" Do you carry around "play date cards?"  Yes, all of my children, when they were young, had personalized cards that were most often used as a card for birthday parties, Christmas, you name it! They are a great way to let the receiver know who … Read More.


Classics on Tuesdays – The Etch A Sketch

Its bright red frame isn't showing signs of gray. Its silver-gray drawing surfaces hasn't lost its shine. Its width still measures a trim of 9 ½ inches… but the Etch A Sketch Magic Screen® is almost 40 years old. It seems like only yesterday when the first Etch A Sketch® toys … Read More.


The Scraps Book – Notes from a colorful life

Oh, Lois Ehlert…you make my heart sing! And yes, I think art chose you, too. But…I also think that it helps to have parents who encourage and share their own talents with their children, whatever they may be. I love that Lois's parents gave her a table of her own where she could … Read More.