Mother’s Day around the world

The root of our traditionally known "Mother's Day" may be all American: Ahem, it may be thanks to Woodrow Wilson establishing the holiday in 1911, and it has since spread to other countries. BUT we may not technically be the first country to celebrate moms though (sorry, have a seat please), and not all places … Continue reading Mother’s Day around the world

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Why read nonfiction at every age

You either love it or you hate it. There's not many people who are in between (I'm sure you exist just bare with me). I've heard the argument many times "I don't read nonfiction because it's boring", "It's too hard to read", "I just like stories that are made up". All are valid points for … Continue reading Why read nonfiction at every age

Black Cats & the Black Death

Another interesting historical tidbit that will hopefully inspire the desire to learn more. I received a lot of positive feedback about the Mad Hatter post so I thought I would hurry up and do another one. I am an animal person. Being a librarian, I kind of have to be a cat person. It’s a … Continue reading Black Cats & the Black Death

Playing in the Woods

I've had several posts about getting outdoors, and playing, and how they positively affect intellectual growth (and bonding!) of a child. I was reading up and found some great play ideas for being out in the woods and with the cold season approaching (still hasn’t hit us quite yet) I thought this would be a … Continue reading Playing in the Woods

Mother’s Day: Then and Now

Mother's Day, as it is today, can be rooted to a woman named Anna Jarvis who created the official holiday in 1908. Anna Jarvis, who was the daughter of Anna Reeves Jarvis, wanted to honor her mother who had created "Mother's Day Work Clubs". These were to help mothers learn how to care for their … Continue reading Mother’s Day: Then and Now