Knowledge is Power: Emergency Preparedness for Children

My father was a first responder, and I came from a firefighting family, so emergency preparedness was a common topic around the house. We kept batteries and flashlights and bottles of water in the basement, had a meeting place and…

I Wish You More Stories Than Stars: 11 Books by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, prolific children’s author, memoirist, and filmmaker, died this week, ten days after the New York Times published her essay, “You May Want to Marry My Husband.” She wrote this announcement of her cancer and impending death in…

We Go High, I’m Jenn Lauder!

I learn from children I’ve spent my life listening to children. And sure, oftentimes what I hear is pure nonsense. But I’ve worked hard to quiet my adult brain, to be patient and present, and to filter out the fart…