Why You Might Attend a Story-time, Even If You Have No Children…

When I heard that children’s book author and colleague, Crystal Bowman, would be in town for children’s story-time, I put the date in my calendar. I knew I wouldn’t have any of my grandchildren with me that day, but I wasn’t … Continue reading

Grandpa’s Blessing

Nearly 60 years ago my father built a modest cottage on Hutchins Lake in Fennville, Michigan. I spent most of my summers there while I was growing up. It’s where I learned to swim and water ski. It’s where I … Continue reading

Answering Your Kids’ Questions

“Hey, Dad. Will your ear get wet if I spit in the phone?” I overheard the conversation as my son was talking to my husband on the kitchen phone—the kind we had years ago that was attached to the wall. … Continue reading