Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood is a character in a fairy tale about a wolf and a young girl. The most widely known version of Little Red Riding Hood is based on a Brothers Grimm story. In the story, Little Red Riding Hood wears a red, hooded cloak as she ...

The Story of Stuff Makes Moms - And Kids - Think

Annie Leonard explains how stuff is made, and soon tossed. Image via
"The Story of Stuff" is the stuff of legend in classrooms across the country -- and now, my small town in Maine. This short film by activist Annie Leonard do...

Reading to Your Kids is a Crime

Do you read your kids a story before bed? The National Children's Reading Foundation recommends that you spend twenty minutes each day reading out loud to your kids. The problem is, if you follow the NCRF recommendation, you'll be committing a crime....

Woman Fakes Kidnapping Story to Woo Ex Back

It was a heart-stopping story: A mother leaves her five-month-old infant with a nanny, who then disappears with the child. Mom and Dad, an ex-boyfriend who had never met the child, face news cameras on Christmas Day, begging for the return of their s...

Do Shy Kids Ruin Nativity Plays?

My response to that is, well, what's NOT to be ruined about nativity plays? I can't stand them, myself, and I was raised Catholic (so you'd think I'd be all about them). I probably feel this way because as a child in Catholic school I was relegated ...

How to read to your kids

I don't think anyone would disagree that reading to your kids is one of the most important things you can do for them during their early years. In fact, I would even go so far as to say it should be mandatory. That would include Florida, which, accor...

Blogging Baby Books: My Truck Is Stuck

Jared first found this book at school last year. His teacher read it to the class one day -- a day I happened to be there -- and it immediately became his favorite. The story is simple (and, unfortunately, one I'm all too familiar with in real life) ...

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: Shoot me now

Oh no. Oh dear. Not that again! From Dr. Seuss' wicked pen! No Cat  in the Hat, no Horton, no Who - Just 63 pages of fish who are blue, Of Gacks and of Gumps, Of Yings and of Mikes, Of creatures so frightening My son is all like, "Daddy, pl...


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