We love independent publishers, but great indie releases have a way of getting past us. Enter the Indie Roundup, a monthly review of new books we’re excited about, from independent, university, and small presses we love. February’s a strange month, […]
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Until recently, my 7-year-old son was a reluctant reader. We’d tried a variety of books and incentives, but every session of storytime, where he would unenthusiastically read to us, felt like an excruciating scene from The King’s Speech. Granted, part […]
I’ll confess: most books written by parenting professionals on HOW to parent haven’t been all that helpful to me. Typically, they’ve sent me into one of two states: panic (because I am apparently doing everything wrong) or defeat (because I’ve […]
I would like to preface this post by pointing out that I find nothing less interesting than a farm. Dirt, smells, poop, the threat of back-breaking labor, all send me scurrying toward the safety of the nearest climate-controlled building, […]
Tomorrow marks my second official Father’s Day, but I’m counting it as the first, since all I can remember about last year’s was that it involved a colicky two-month-old screaming, screaming, and screaming some more. I’ve learned a lot in […]
‘Twas the first week of summer and all through the land Not a Mom was still signing folders, not even a Dad. The backpacks were slung in the garage without care In hopes that some Clean Out Fairy soon would […]
I’m a genre fiction book reviewer, so it’s sometimes my job to read really creepy stuff. I’m also the father of two young girls—six and three—both of whom are undeniably fascinated by spooky things. Their new favorite animated television show […]