September 29, 2011

is the author of the big nate comic strip & book series.

KJ, my not-such-a-fan-of-reading-son, loves the big nate series.

so. when i found out that our local library has an UH-MAZ-ING line-up of visiting authors…
AND, that lincoln peirce was coming…
we had to be there!

lincoln spoke to the kids/parents for an hour – he gave drawing demonstrations and chatted about how & why he got started in doing comics.

the best part: i was just as entertained as kj was – lincoln was so funny & inspiring.
the even better part: right in the middle of lincoln’s presentation, kj leaned over & told me,



i’m going out of my normal-posting-topic here, to offer parenting advice.

offering parenting-advice via the www., is also not my norm, so feel free to make the comment-section an open forum for discussion. and, please remember – this is strictly my opinion and our experiences, there are a variety of great ways to handle this in each of your own lives.

with that said…

we have a tradition of teaching our kids about the birds and the bees on or near their eighth birthday. it’s an age i feel is just about the right time to introduce them to the subject, before they start to hear things on their own. it has always been important to me that these facts would first be learned at home.


water for elephants.

April 29, 2011

a few months ago, my book club read this.

then we planned a book club + spouses-were-invited date night…

we had dinner at a fave pizzeria & went to the movie!

the movie ~

…it wasn’t “the most spectacular show on earth!” but, it was good.

beware: the animal cruelty at times is rough on the eyes. i felt a bit like a little kid when i had to plug my ears and close my eyes… my heart is tender towards animals, so those scenes were tough to watch.


on thursday evening, i hosted a book club at my home. {i think we could also be dubbed, “eating club.” lol!} this past month we read, ‘the education of little tree‘ by forrest carter which was my book choice. the book itself offers a perspective of life as a cherokee indian boy {named – little tree} being raised by his grandparents during the depression. i tend to be drawn to books that offer any perspective i haven’t considered – be it cultural, a different time period, etc.

most everyone liked the book – we just need to do a little research now to find out which events/happenings are based on fact & what is fictional…


water for elephants.

February 9, 2011
while on our anniversary getaway,
i snuggled up with big down blankets, and a cup of tea to read:

a great story about life on a train circus during the depression.

a little love, a little risque with a little action {in a variety of ways}, a little culture peek into life at another time.

and, the movie is coming out the end of april… {see the trailer here}

my dear readers {as-in, readers who read my blog who also read books}:

what did you think of this book, have you read it???


during kiana’s week at nuvo, after her long, exhausting days of dance…

we would get in our pj’s at bedtime,
and watch episode after episode from season one of glee.

total girl time.

we watched about 16 episodes in three days, and we’re sooo hooked.

it’s KILLING us that the second volume of season one is not available on dvd till…


my favorite glee song so far is this, totally inspired by my husbands red sox obsession. in case you don’t know, the red sox have a song.



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