Category Archives: raising kids

Patricia Polacco: Family stories for children

Author Patricia Polacco spoke at the St. Louis County Library the other night. She is the writer and illustrator of about 57 children’s books so far, more in the works. Her books are well loved. The Keeping Quilt celebrates its … Continue reading

Posted in book talk, capturing memories, grandparents, heritage, raising kids, storytelling | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Kid Memories of Mom – Clean Your Room!

“Copy this note, ask your kid(s) the questions and write them down exactly how they respond. Send this back to me, I’d love to hear the answers.” Well, that’s a little twist on Facebook tag. My sister sent this to … Continue reading

Posted in memories, raising kids | Comments Off on Kid Memories of Mom – Clean Your Room!

The Christmas Cookie Queen

Our amazing neighbor has again created her annual cookie feast. Beginning before Thanksgiving, this working mother of two teens prepares one dough after another until she has perhaps 30 some types of cookies ready for her family and friends. No … Continue reading

Posted in raising kids, recipe | Comments Off on The Christmas Cookie Queen