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Why We Still Need The Bookstore

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Flying in the face of recent surveys, Ane’s 8th grade English class is just now starting a unit on the Holocaust.  Instead of reading “The Diary of Anne Frank,” as they did in this district when I was in 8th grade, they are reading “The Book Thief.”  As far as I can tell, they are […]



Coffee With Auntie

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Thumper has enjoyed the summer without his siblings.  The boys have been at camp, and Ane went to camp herself last week with the youth group – and she was gone overnight! So, what does a boy do when therapy is over and siblings are away?  Go out for coffee with Auntie! He also scored […]



Happiness Is…

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

… opening up your piggy bank, counting your money, and discovering that yes, you do have enough to get the LEGO Dimensions sets you’ve been wanting to buy. Now, if he only possessed the persuasive powers to talk me into letting him play the Xbox on school nights…



Doctor Who Cosplay Night!

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Trivia, discounts, cosplay, prizes, and Doctor Who?  We’re there! Saturday we took the kids to a trivia and cosplay event at our local ThinkGeek store, and they were ready to participate… … especially when there was a full-size red Dalek parked at the store’s entrance! If this Dalek had been for sale, the kids would […]