Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

In honour of today’s celebrations, I am recommending a series of books that is a fast-paced and clever combo of folklore, fantasy, and high-tech, by Irish author Eoin  (pronounced Owen) Colfer. Artemis Fowl, arrogant boy genius and criminal mastermind, makes a serious tactical error when he kidnaps a fairy, intending to hold her for ransom (for the gold, of course!) […]

Continue reading →

Clover’s Luck

 The Magical Animal Adoption Agency is open for business! Clover’s Luck is the first installment in a new series about a mysterious cottage in the woods, where you can find all manner of enchanted creatures looking for a good home. Take this quiz to see which one might be right for you! I got GRIFFIN! I have loved this […]

Continue reading →

Family Literacy Day

Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development. Even just 15 minutes a day can improve a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well. Tuesday, January 27, 2015,  is Family Literacy Day, an annual national event created […]

Continue reading →

Brave(ish) New World

So, for some reason, I got it into my head to start a blog. I think I might be regretting that. My first attempt began with describing myself as a “noob,” because I was trying to be cool (or WHATEVER) and thought that’s something my son would say. Turns about, there are noobs and then there are n00bs (and apparently only n00bs […]

Continue reading →