This Book Belongs To

The Book That Captures My Daughter's Best Friendship

Reading a book 200 times is a surefire way to find out whether you love it or want to throw its rhyming llama couplets into the diaper pail. Children's books especially do a tricky dance for an audience of squinty-eyed parents and wide-eyed tots: the…
By Olivia Hinebaugh

The Book That Saved Me At Bedtime With My Young Kids

Reading a book 200 times is a surefire way to find out whether you love it or want to throw its rhyming llama couplets into the diaper pail. Children's books especially do a tricky dance for an audience of squinty-eyed parents and wide-eyed tots: the…
By Amy Bloom

The Book That Got Me Through My Mom Funk

Reading a book 200 times is a surefire way to find out whether you love it or want to throw its rhyming llama couplets into the diaper pail. Children's books especially do a tricky dance for an audience of squinty-eyed parents and wide-eyed tots: the…
By Jam Kotenko

Everything I Needed to Know About Motherhood, I Learned From 'Charlotte's Web'

Reading a book 200 times is a surefire way to find out whether you love it or want to throw its rhyming llama couplets into the diaper pail. Children's books especially do a tricky dance for an audience of squinty-eyed parents and wide-eyed tots: the…
By Leah Campbell

Paddington Bear Helps Me Live as an Immigrant

Reading a book 200 times is a surefire way to find out whether you love it or want to throw its rhyming llama couplets into the diaper pail. Children's books especially do a tricky dance for an audience of squinty-eyed parents and wide-eyed tots: the…
By Felipe Torres

For This Mom & Daughter, "Resistance" Meant Writing A Children's Book

Reading a book 200 times is a surefire way to find out whether you love it or want to throw its rhyming llama couplets into the diaper pail. Children's books especially do a tricky dance for an audience of squinty-eyed parents and wide-eyed tots: the…
By Olivia Hinebaugh

In Defense Of Naughty Characters

Reading a book 200 times is a surefire way to find out whether you love it or want to throw its rhyming llama couplets into the diaper pail. Children's books especially do a tricky dance for an audience of squinty-eyed parents and wide-eyed tots: the…
By Jancee Dunn

The Very Hipster Caterpillar

Reading a book 200 times is a surefire way to find out whether you love it or want to throw its rhyming llama couplets into the diaper pail. Children's books especially do a tricky dance for an audience of squinty-eyed parents and wide-eyed tots: the…
By Janet Manley

Harry Potter Was My Doula

At 41 weeks, I should have been checking into the hospital for my second time giving birth, but instead, I was at the IMAX showing of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, gripping the armrests with each steady, increasing contraction. Chalk it …
By Rachael Holliday

Everything Children's Books Ever Lied to Me About

Reading a book 200 times is a surefire way to find out whether you love it or want to throw its rhyming llama couplets into the diaper pail. Children's books especially do a tricky dance for an audience of squinty-eyed parents and wide-eyed tots: the…
By Courtney Gorter

Calvin And Hobbes Taught Me Everything I Need To Know About Feminism

Reading a book 200 times is a surefire way to find out whether you love it or want to throw its rhyming llama couplets into the diaper pail. Children's books especially do a tricky dance for an audience of squinty-eyed parents and wide-eyed tots: the…
By Jessica Wakeman

The 9 Best Christmas Books For Toddlers, To Add Holiday Magic Even To Bedtime

We all know the holidays can be stressful, especially with kids. There is so much shopping, preparation, traveling, and social engagements that we commit ourselves to, and it's too easy to get caught up in it all. But even amongst the chaos, celebrat…
By Olivia Hinebaugh

How Wild Do We Let Our Kids Be?

Reading a book 200 times is a surefire way to find out whether you love it or want to throw its rhyming llama couplets into the diaper pail. Children's books especially do a tricky dance for an audience of squinty-eyed parents and wide-eyed tots: the…
By Janet Manley

10 Awesome Books Every Child Should Read Before First Grade

Starting first grade is kind of a big deal. It's a big step from kindergarten. While kindergarten is mostly building a foundation, and learning what it means to be part of a classroom, first grade is much more about diving into learning. Not only is …
By Olivia Hinebaugh

20 Questions I Have For The Old Lady Whispering Hush In 'Goodnight Moon'

Reading a book 200 times is a surefire way to find out whether you love it or want to throw its rhyming llama couplets into the diaper pail. Children's books especially do a tricky dance for an audience of squinty-eyed parents and wide-eyed tots: the…
By Jamie Kenney

9 Children's Thanksgiving Books To Add To Your Bedtime Routine

With the world as crazy as it is, teaching your child the importance of gratitude is crucial. A lot of children grow thinking of Thanksgiving as turkey day, and they aren't wrong, but there's so much more to it than that. Not only is it about a day a…
By Kristin Manna