The Best Books to Take on Your Next Road Trip

Summer is in full swing, and that often means more hours on the road. While the destinations are worth it, the trips are sometimes rough. So the more ideas we can have to keep everyone occupied and as happy-as-they-can-be-in-a-car-seat, the better! While the lesson is the thing I care about the most in the books … Continue reading The Best Books to Take on Your Next Road Trip

Making Our City Better One Book at a Time

One of the things I love most about living in a big(ish) city is our access to so many awesome places and programs that help others. There are a myriad of ways to be involved in community efforts. You can donate your time to pack food for the hungry (like my oldest son and I … Continue reading Making Our City Better One Book at a Time

How to Code a Sandcastle – A Book to Introduce Kids to Code

We made our first summertime trip to the bookstore last week, and we picked up some awesome titles that I've had my eye on for a few weeks now. We also signed up for the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program! If we read eight books (which honestly we have already done since we went … Continue reading How to Code a Sandcastle – A Book to Introduce Kids to Code

A Perfectly Messed-Up Story – And Other Books to Teach Perseverance

I love it when a library book is great. I don't mean a library book you put on hold because you knew you wanted to read it, or one you set out to find, or even one you picked because you know the author is great. I mean just one you happened to pick up … Continue reading A Perfectly Messed-Up Story – And Other Books to Teach Perseverance

Let’s Taco ’bout a Party – A Dragons Love Tacos Party

My oldest turned 7 this month. I absolutely cannot believe it. I cannot believe it has been 7 years since I became a mom. I cannot believe how much my tiny baby has grown. I cannot believe what a kind, caring, courageous, silly, hard-working, goofy boy he has turned into. But, here we are. He's seven. … Continue reading Let’s Taco ’bout a Party – A Dragons Love Tacos Party