With June’s arrival and summer around the corner, I wanted to share with you a few children’s books that we have been reading to celebrate the season. Just this afternoon we gathered on a blanket in the backyard and the children ate popsicles while listening to a few stories. Sunflower House by Eve Bunting, Illustrated… Continue reading Children’s Summer Reading
This morning I brought Rowan to the library, where we returned a few books and checked out several more. We said Hello to the friendly librarians, and Rowan helped me to scan the barcodes at the self-checkout computer. Afterward, we walked next door to the cafe. We brought our drinks (a dark roast coffee for… Continue reading The promise of rain on the first of April
I have been cooking oatmeal, washing laundry, making beds, and reestablishing a sense of rhythm in our home. I have been vacuuming, washing dishes, cooking soup. Cleaning sinks, putting away toys, folding our favorite blankets. Wiping fingerprints from mirrors and windows, making school lunches, and tending to our garden. Slowing down to tend to the… Continue reading Slowing things down
Our library has been a great resource for us this summer. I think the librarians have come to recognize us from all of the books we place on hold and pick up weekly. Here I have compiled a list of our recent favorite children’s books. The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr This… Continue reading A List of Recent Favorite Children’s Books
A week or two ago Rowan and I ventured out to the library and wandered the stacks in the children’s area. We have a decent collection of fairy tales that I like to browse whenever we visit, and it was while I was doing just so that my little one brought my attention to the… Continue reading Books, lately.
I have been enjoying the children’s books we have been bringing home from the local libraries as much as Piper has been. I wanted to share a few titles with you, so that you might enjoy them, too. By Roseanne Thong: Noodle Magic, Round Is a Mooncake, Round Is a Tortilla, and Red Is a… Continue reading A list of recent favorite children’s books.
A toasted pita stuffed with hummus, Swiss chard, Garam masala sweet potatoes and bits of oven plumped raisins more than satisfied our late lunch appetites this afternoon. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees, and while it’s warming scrub and dice one large sweet potato. Leave the skin on — you’ll save yourself time and get… Continue reading On sweet potato stuffed pita pockets, and Winnie the Pooh.
Our daughter is recovering from an ear infection, which has got me thinking about some of our favorite things to do together and how we can give her a bit more nurturing during this time. In particular, I am thinking about our favorite books to read. As she gets older (she will be 15 months… Continue reading On stories and songs, and What our daughter loves