January 24, 2012
the reason I don't recommend parenting books

People often ask about my favorite parenting books. It's a fair question, particularly because I am a prolific reader. If you were to peek into my childhood, you would see a girl with a worn-out library card, binders of favorite poems, and a certificate for winning 3rd place in the spelling bee. Even now, I […]

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December 19, 2011
I stopped using an RSS reader (but I'm reading more than ever)

I can't tell you how happy I am to be using my library card again. We've been heading to our local one at least thrice a week, leaving with a bulging bag of books and DVDs. What a wonder, such a have new written works at our disposal without paying a dime. Gotta love […]

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October 20, 2011
we ride in a time machine every night

I lay back on the queen size mattress, sandwiched between a lanky 5-year-old and a squishy 2-year-old. My right arm encircles my expanding belly. Kayla hands me the book, her finger hooked at our spot. We hold our breaths and jump in the time machine. I let the words roll off my tongue, creating pictures […]

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July 24, 2011
Let's talk about libraries, shall we?

This afternoon, we skipped through the revolving door of the Gail Borden Public Library in a suburb near Chicago. The girls and I are enamored by libraries - and our eyes sparkled in this one. The entrance was grandly themed like the renaissance with costumes to try on, an old-time kitchen with pretend food, a […]

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