Back to School & Back in Time: American Girl Grace Thomas Train Ride

As children are making the transition from carefree summer days to the structured days of school, you don’t have to put away your suitcases and bathing suits quite yet.  School-free weekdays may be over, but it’s still summer outside and a weekend trip here or there is a great way to tiptoe towards fall. Easing back into reading…

Snorts and Throat Clearing at Story Time

My husband and I read to the kids at bedtime each night. That’s over 3,500 story times since the day they were born. I remember few moments as clearly as being read to at bedtime. My father had a great soothing reading voice with his British expat’ified’ accent. My mom read me books like Ramona…

Restaurants, Reading & Changing the World

This is rather short notice, but there’s nothing like spontaneity.  If you already had a babysitter lined up then you’re all set and if not, you can contribute in other ways. Head out to The Elephant walk on Wednesday, November 12th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. for their Benefit Reception for Room to Read.  The…