In one respect, pruning rosebushes isn’t all that different from parenting.
The hit BBC series demonstrates the importance of empathy.
Ginny Moyer shares an inside-the-Church perspective with a precious new Catholic.
My six-year-old son adores videogames. He’s a whiz at every challenge on PBSKids.com, and he loves the racing game on my husband’s phone, where he drives a virtual car around the track with a gusto that makes
Growing up, my best friend Jenny and I shared many things. We both had a passion for reading, a fascination with ballet, and the ability to belt out the entire score of “Annie” by heart. One thing
If you’re looking for an engaging picture book with serious spiritual depth, look no further than Pickle-Chiffon Pie by Jolly Roger Bradfield. As kids’ books go, it’s one of the best books that I (and my son
When it comes to writing about why I love The Secret Garden, it’s hard to know where to start. I could talk about how the book is largely responsible for turning me into a hard-core, lifelong Anglophile.
Boy, I loved Stone Soup when I was a kid. I checked it out of the library more times than I can count. And when I saw it in the children’s room last week, I grabbed it, for
1. Pick someone else’s nose. 2. Carry Matchbox cars in my purse. 3. Take a rectal temperature. 4. Buy chicken shaped like dinosaurs. 5. Pretend to be a car. 6. Say things like “There are starving children
In my Catholic lifetime of thirty-something years, I’ve worshipped in many different places. I’ve sung my alleluias under the vivid stained-glass of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, with hushed tourists filing their way around the seats. I’ve listened
I have two children, and I chose both of their birthdays. By “chose their birthdays,” I don’t mean that my husband and intentionally tried to conceive nine months in advance of a date that we liked. I
Well, it started off as a great day. My little boy Matthew and I spent the morning doing some mother-son bonding. We went to his favorite toystore, where he played with the train tables that are set up for
“Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.” - Erma Bombeck Erma Bombeck is very much a name from my childhood. My mom used to read her books (I can still picture the cover of If Life
This is not an easy time to be a teacher. When you factor in the draconian budget cuts affecting most districts, as well as the often inflamed rhetoric about many of the issues facing American schools these
Life, I’m realizing, is one new beginning after another. And sometimes, those beginnings require serious mental adjustment. When I started my career as a high school teacher, way back in 1997, I was that not much older