June 19, 2014
"It Was a Dark and Stormy Night"... Passing Down Your Favorite Stories and Books

It was a dark and stormy night. It’s a legendary line that has been used in books since 1830. But for me I associate that line with what was one of my favorite books in childhood. I was in the 4th grade the first time I read those words in the opening paragraph of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time.  It’s […]

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December 16, 2011
Girly Legos - The Gateway Toy

Now I have to admit that I am the first one to roll my eyes at Lego’s whole new girl targeted line of “Girl Legos." I wish so much that Legos could just be Legos and girls and boys who like Legos could play with them without feeling the need to label them as a boy […]

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November 15, 2011
J.K. Rowling & Finding Inspiration on The Bookshelf

This past weekend was the DVD release of the final Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows II. Having not seen it in theaters the kids and I were very excited to run and purchase the DVD first thing Friday morning and curl up that evening with popcorn and blankets to watch the […]

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March 22, 2011
10 Inspiring Books for Girls

Everywhere we turn during Women’s History Month we see amazing stories of SheHeroes from all over the world over the course of generations and generations. Each story is more inspiring than the last and I’m sure each one of you out there reading this has a SheHero from history who holds a special place in […]

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November 4, 2010
Inspiring Words from J.K. Rowling

In 2008 J.K. Rowling gave the commencement speech for Harvard's 2008 graduation class. Many kids today are still loving the Harry Potter series which is a great excuse to encourage them to sit down with you and watch this inspiring video. We live in difficult times and we're sure you'll find as much comfort in […]

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