Letter to Camille: January 2018

Hello my sweet girl! It has been almost two months since I last sat down to pen (type?) a letter to you – my longest stretch thus far. But not for lack of material: we’ve been to Mexico,… Read More

Birthday Circle

Camille’s classroom has a tradition of celebrating each child’s birthday with the “Birthday Circle.” The birthday child builds a sun out of 12 wooden slats surrounding a candle, with each ray representing a month of the year. The… Read More

Letter to Camille: 81 Months

Happy 81 Months to you, my best girl! You’re upstairs in bed, and it wouldn’t surprise me if you’re tossing and turning, trying to solve a most interesting dilemma: how to best safely transport your beloved deer skull… Read More

Frosty the Snowman and Other Adventures in Caroling

Each year my church puts together an Advent Devotional Booklet. This year the theme was “Carols and Caroling,” and this was my submission. My daughter loves to sing. Even before I knew this about her, I enjoyed taking… Read More

My Little “Indian”

Camille’s class held a Thanksgiving feast today, and I got to watch my little “Indian” sing a couple of Thanksgiving songs. Some of the kids were pilgrims, but Camille was excited to be an Indian. We’ve been talking… Read More


Camille’s class created a video for a contest to win money for the school’s music program from the TV show Glee. I’m totally biased, but I happen to think the video of her class singing “Firework” is adorable… Read More

Meeting Mo

I first fell in love with the books of Mo Willems before I even had a child. Nia introduced me to the book, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus,” and I thought it was both hilarious and… Read More

Field Day and a Day at the Field

Camille had the chance to participate in another childhood rite of passage recently – the school Field Day competitions. She had a blast, and we had fun watching her compete and cheer her head off for her classmates…. Read More


If you don’t already have the book Bats at the Beach by Brian Lies, then you need to read Lee’s review on Dadaesthetic and then go buy the book. It’s a favorite in our house – a fun… Read More

Yo Gabba Gabba!

Is it sad that Yo Gabba Gabba Live is currently on my list of favorite live shows? Not just favorite live kid shows, but one of my favorite live shows ever? While I liked the music and on-stage… Read More