Book Talk: The Emerald Key

Sponsored: I received a free Advance Reader’s Copy of The Emerald Key in exchange for writing a review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. So one of my friends has written a book! Co-authored, actually. The Emerald Key, … Continue reading

Change

Remember when I talked about how routine is important, but disrupting the routine is, too? No? That’s okay. Here’s a link. But you don’t necessarily need to read that, because I’ve got more examples from this weekend. Mr. Sandwich read … Continue reading

BookTalk: More Please, The Hungry Animal Book

Dorothy Kunhardt is famous for writing Pat the Bunny. She also wrote More Please, which we discovered via Baguette’s speech therapist and may be the most maddening thing we own. Baguette calls it “Make a Doggie.” I’m not sure why, … Continue reading

On Gifts

Baguette loves gifts, and she gets a lot of them. Mr. Sandwich and I are constantly buying her books, and she had grandparents on both sides who are always on the lookout for toys and games that will capture her … Continue reading

Summer in Santa Barbara

I wish we could spend the whole summer in Santa Barbara, but I really can’t complain about having a week there. While Kauai is our top vacation spot, it’s a little out of our reach right now. Three plane tickets … Continue reading

It Could–Would–Have Been So Much Worse

Another writing prompt from Ginger at Ramble Ramble: Tell us a story from ninth grade. Okay. Just before ninth grade, my family moved from Maryland to Texas. As far as I was concerned, it was two years too late. All … Continue reading

There Is No Serial Killer in the Back Yard

When I was in college, I injured my knee and spent six months in a knee immobilizer. This meant that when I was flying, I met every person in the airport. And also on the plane. I was constantly telling … Continue reading

Sunday Morning Toddler

“Wicket!” “Daddy!” “Mommy!” “Wicket!” “No!” (to offer of water) Runs out of room and back in. “Daddy read!” (hands over book but refuses to let either of us read it to her) Runs out of room and back in.“Mommy book!” … Continue reading