Innocence lost — A final bookish April Fool’s?


As you may know, for the past four years I’ve surprised my son with a bookish prank on April 1st. (You can see my  previous year’s efforts here: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4). This year I had to surprise him on April 2nd because he was away with his cousins for a couple nights and my husband and had a blissful, child-free weekend. I highly recommend shipping Continue reading Innocence lost — A final bookish April Fool’s?

Window’s for my son’s bookshelf

child bookshelf

While I don’t kid myself that I’m a perfect mother (who is?), I’d like to think I do a pretty good job when it comes to exposing my son to a wide range of books. I like to peruse all the shelves at the library — picking up a folktale here, some poetry there, chapter books, picture books, some nonfiction too. Living in Brooklyn, it’s also fairly easy to find Continue reading Window’s for my son’s bookshelf

Book Review: 100 Fun & Easy Learning Games for Kids

I admit, when I first received my book to review for Multicultural Children’s Book Day I was a bit disappointed. I thought I’d be reviewing a picture book that celebrates diversity, but instead I got 100 Fun & Easy Learning Games for Kids written by Amanda Boyarshinov and Kim Vij, published by Page Street Publishing. Any hint of disappointment faded as I began to browse through the pages and saw Continue reading Book Review: 100 Fun & Easy Learning Games for Kids

What a week

As I struggle to come to terms with our country’s new reality, the urge to throw some words together is reawakening. I find myself more inclined to write when I’m feeling down (you’d think I had a miserable adolescence if you ever read through my old journals), and unfortunately down is where I’m at these days. Everyone was so eager for this dreadful election to be over. Now it is, Continue reading What a week

April Fool’s Part IV

DIY Lorax forest

For the past three years I’ve surprised my son with a bookish prank on April Fool’s morning. The first year was a spontaneous arrangement I put together of his stuffies reading books. Simple, quick and he got a kick out of it. Little did I know back then that I’d be racking my brain each year to come up with a something new for April first. Now that T is Continue reading April Fool’s Part IV

Getting cozy with Spider-Man


It’s been over ten months since my last post. Yikes. No doubt that has a lot to do with my doing a bit of career exploration over the past year and half. Quite an adventure, but that is a story for another time. I’ve landed safely back in academia which suits me just fine. For now. This Wednesday is World Read Aloud Day. To those of us who read daily Continue reading Getting cozy with Spider-Man