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  1. Family Life
    Having "The Talk" isn't easy for any parent. But for parents who want to find books about bodies, puberty, and sexuality that are inclusive of LGBTQ+ identities, it's even harder. As a queer person myself, I've always tried to raise my kids in an open and inclusive way. I want to make sure that...
  2. Family Life
    Everest and I have been reading a wonderful book we picked up at the library called, "Bored - Nothing to Do!" by Peter Spier. It's a picture book about two adolescent brothers who, after being ordered by their mother to "Go do something! I was never bored at your age!" decide to build an...
  3. Toddler & Child
    My sweet little Lu, at the tender age of 3, went to her first day of preschool last week. It is just a little summer program that is once a week for four weeks, but it still counts as preschool to me. Because of Lucy's special needs she will have a Personal Care Aide with her at all times in...
  4. Toddler & Child
    By Laura Grace Weldon To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. - Victor Hugo Reading readiness doesn't come from educational toys or programs. It rises from exactly what kids already like to do: moving their bodies, enjoying words, and free play...
  5. Family Life
    By Leah Lesser Homework. Swimming. Riding (or insert any other sport or activity). Saxophone. Friends. Family time. Dinner. Homework. Bedtime Story. Sleep. Add in there a bit of laughter, play, riding bikes with siblings, and chores, and you've got the makings of a very busy tween. Does any...
  6. Toddler & Child
    Please share books that may appeal to children who are reading ahead of their chronological age, with content that is appropriate for younger readers. (To add another line to the table, just put your cursor in the last box and hit tab. To add in the middle right click.) I've chosen to use...
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