I love when art and literature and life experiences push me into the nonsense-hilarity of living and being human in this world. Just that.
“We all come to foster care with mixed emotions, histories, and motives. Please don’t forget that this story is not primarily about you.”
The Christ child has been invited to tea parties, where he enjoyed raisins and pretzels and little chocolate cakes.
Someday we will look back on these days and say to ourselves, in our cracked old voices, “Well, honey, I don’t know how we did it back then.”
One of my favorite memories with these books is reading two pages of “I Want My Hat Back” over and over to my niece, while she giggled out loud.
I love these books for their powerful imagery and empathy, building a bridge between those-who-have-firsthand-experience and those-who-need-a-window-in.
There are intense times of motherhood when you are too tired even to think. But if reading rejuvenates you, carve out a section of life for it when you can.
Sometimes at Christmas, you want to give something a little nicer. These gift ideas also span an age range from toddler to teen, and come with our recommendation and delight.
This year, I went digging in my own Amazon history for suggestions to share with you of great gifts for kids, for twenty dollars or less.
I imagine that, like me, you want an answer: something to eat or do or break or understand that will make the difference, make this bearable.