What Children’s Stories Say About Parenting

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Tired of parenting books that make you feel like a failure? Story Mama, gleans parenting advice from an unlikely, but delightful place: classic children’s literature.   Beloved stories like Where the Wild Things Are, The Velveteen Rabbit, and Make Way for Ducklings serve as jumping off points for writer and mom of six, Amy Henry, to inspire you on your motherly journey. Written in short (read: potty-break-sized) vignettes, Story Mama offers both practical suggestions (ie. how to get … [Read more...]

My Book is Done!!!!!

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Some of the titles featured in Story Mama. *** Have you made the common mistake of thinking children's stories are for children? Most adults have. But don't feel bad because the secret has only recently been discovered: Children's stories are really parenting manuals in disguise. Shhh... Yeah, yeah, the people who wrote these stories may not admit it, but it's true: There's a wealth of wisdom tucked into those half-eaten books cluttering your shelves. All you need is a guide, a treasure map … [Read more...]

Nine Life Lessons From Buddy the Elf

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We kicked off the Christmas season last week with our first viewing of Elf, starring Will Farrell.  I say our first viewing because, being one of our favorite Christmas movies, one viewing is never enough.  We love this movie, not only because it is side-splittingly funny, but because the main character, Buddy the elf, is about the best life coach out there.  Here are some of the things he taught me: 1.  Accept Reality Even when he falls 915 items behind in the toy building room and … [Read more...]


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