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December 12, 2019

Every family has its own traditions, its own twists to the holidays. Special foods, timing of opening gifts - Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or perhaps Epiphany. Things passed down through the generations, things added to a young family, or maybe things created to help blend together two f...

October 26, 2018

One thing I love about Christmas is the feeling of friendship and goodwill that often permeates the holiday. It's so universal, it can even pause a world war.

Okay, I agree that the Christmas hype, currently erupting in every store, seems to get earlier and earlier every year. It's barely...

October 23, 2018

A year ago, I had the pleasure to interview Annie Silvestro. This year, she released a beautiful book about Christmas, trains, and friendship from the point of view of a little pine tree. I have the pleasure of talking with her a bit about this new book and writing.

For some basic informat...

September 14, 2018

I adore Christmas, decorating trees, and baking cookies. I know, I know it isn't even October yet. I suppose it IS a bit early to talk about Christmas. Guess we've got to deal with the ghouls first. 

However, I hope you'll forgive my brief foray toward the holidays...

December 31, 2017

As the final post for 2017, I want to share three beautifully illustrated picture books that touched my heart. Each one involves winter, animals, and caring for each other. 

The first is a unique take on researching a science report - The Bear Report by Thyra Heder

Through dreamy...

December 11, 2017

In this busy season of cleaning, baking, decorating, shopping, and wrapping it's important to find time for yourself. Why not take a moment away from everything and read some wonderful holiday stories.  Check out the links, but also be sure to scroll through the comments for some great su...

January 13, 2017

I know the holiday's are over, but I need to highlight one last holiday book. How we respond to change and unexpected events, especially around the holidays, says a lot about our character.  Although a holiday themed book, Penguin's discovery is relevant all year round.

Penguin's Christmas...

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