Ladybug Girl at the Beach, by David Soman and Jacky Davis

My husband bought a T-shirt a few days ago that has on its front the outline of each of the Great Lakes. Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior- HOMES. Having grown up here, it never occurred to me until now … Continue reading

Clarence Goes Out West and Meets a Purple Horse, by Jean Ekman Adams

The last I left you, Dear Readers, we were about to leave our little cabin after a year of living off the grid. Well, shortly after, we packed up our ’67 caravan and began our trek across the country to … Continue reading

A Time to Keep, the Tasha Tudor Book of Holidays

Happy New Year! I know we’re already a week and a half into 2014, I’m kind of in the weeds still. The east coast storm and subsequent airport cancellations kept us in Michigan a little longer than expected, and when … Continue reading

The Tomten and the Fox, by Astrid Lindgren

When I was a little girl, I was utterly enamored with Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking. She was feisty and strong and yet compassionate, and for a small town girl, she was a fascinating and adventurous character. Of course, when I … Continue reading