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.


Help Your Child Learn A New Language with Little Pim

As former Expats, I can attest to the value of immersing ones self in the culture you are living in. That is, of course, the ideal. However, as we learned with 13 years overseas, you can run out of steam, lose your enthusiasm, etc. But it is amazing how the simplest effort, … Read More.


Favorites on Friday

My Mom, Beanie's Great-grandmother has a special room in her house that her grandchildren and now great-grandchildren seem to gravitate to as soon as they walk through her front door. On Wednesday, we were there visiting and as soon as he said, "Hi Gam" he was off…to the … Read More.


Keepers – Tried and True Weeknight Recipes

Now if you were paying attention at all, you will remember that I included this gem of a book, Keepers, written by Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion in a Friday Favorites post earlier this month. But I am coming back to it again because, and I don't say this lightly, I love this … Read More.


Classics on Tuesday – Tuesday

1991 Caldecott Medal Winner, Tuesday by David Wiesner   … Read More.


The Colorful World of Leo Timmers

Have you and your children met Leo Timmers and the colorful characters that he creates? No?!? Well, all I can say is…you need to. Soon! Leo Timmers was born in 1970, in Belgium. He trained in Graphic Design and began his career illustrating children’s books. Gradually, he … Read More.


Favorites on Friday

We started off this week with…more snow! It was great, because it meant that Beanie got to build a snowman. Color him happiest boy ever! The sad face appeared on Thursday morning when he realized that his snowman was melting. It didn't last long though, because he knows that … Read More.