8 Reasons Summers Were Better When I Was A Kid

We’re nearly at a third of the way through summer vacation, and after a day like today, I have to wonder…how did my mom manage to READ so often in the summer when I was a kid? Seriously, the first two memories that come to mind when I look back at my mom during our [Read On]

In honor of “The Hundred Foot Journey”: What Bite Takes You Home?

Ever since my lovely librarian/blogger cousin Kathy posted a list of books that would be made into movies in 2014 and I first read the description of The Hundred Foot Journey, I was hooked. Then, when I read the book, I fell in love. (In fact, I was all ready to link up to the review [Read On]

Tooth Fairies

You’ve likely never seen a child more excited to have lost a tooth. Pea was giddy – GIDDY, I tell you. This is a “Yay, the Tooth Fairy is coming” kind of moment. She lost her tooth, as one does sometimes, while she was at school. Well, lost isn’t exactly the word, since she pulled [Read On]

Fill in the Blank Friday

I love Lauren’s “fill in the blank meme” and she credits this week’s blanks to Shaunie at Unknown Boutique. So without further ado, let’s go: 1. When I was a kid I wanted to be a teacher or an artist when I grew up. 2. As an adult, my dream job would be a children’s [Read On]

Where I’m From

I am from pictures colored in a notebook, books and a flashlight under the sheets, from milk and carefully split Oreos and tents made from blankets under the dining room table. I am from the “west side”, dinners in the screened-in porch, root beer floats at the A&W drive in and the summer rain pounding [Read On]