It’s All In a Word

FRUSTRATION. It’s the harumph we hear when our preschooler is working on a puzzle and tries to connect the horse’s head piece to the dog’s body piece. It’s the wail of “Mommy, help me” when both of her legs somehow end up in the same pant-leg hole on the shorts. For us big kids, its the sensation of being lost when we lose our access to the Internet. Luckily, all of those are temporary frustrations, overcome with patience, pratice, and (for the latter) getting the power restored. But can you imagine what it would be like to carry around that frustration as a permanent feeling? Just think about it. We want to get on the Internet because it connects us … Read more

The Dog Days of Summer

August is just around the corner, and I’ve yet to discover that “quiet” part of the summer. Our collection of books to read continues to grow faster than we can send them to our family readers. In July we shipped out nearly 50 books! With school about to start in many places, there will be fewer opportunities for them to take on new material, so we’re going to use this space to advertise books available for review. Publishers and authors have sent us some truly unique books and reading-related materials. The fastest growing part of the collection is a genre of educational books that are perfect for sharing as a family or in a home-schooling situation. To participate in the … Read more