I’m a pediatric speech-language pathologist and this blog is my professional creative outlet to journal about my favorite types of parenting activities, including connecting over great books and having simple, related family experiences. I hope you enjoy, and if you have any great book suggestions or family activities, please send them my way!

  • A Little More Buttered Toast, Please.

    September 14, 2019 by

    Over the last few months, I’ve slowly introduced Little G to chapter books, beginning with Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo, part of the Mercy Watson book series about the adventures of an always-hungry pet pig. With memorable characters and vivid illustrations that support comprehension of higher-level language concepts, this series is particularly great… Read more

  • Little Boo Boos

    September 8, 2019 by

    I frequently use the adorable Maisy book series by Lucy Cousins to introduce early story telling to toddlers. Doctor Maisy tells a simple, but engaging sequence of events about two animal friends playing doctor, including: listening to a heart beat, taking a temperature, and putting someone sick to bed. One concern I hear from parents… Read more

  • Little G’s Baguette

    August 24, 2019 by

    Krack! Our family delights in anything written by Mo Willems, and Little G and I were thrilled to discover a title we had not read yet, Nanette’s Baguette. Willems’ expansive rhyming skills are on full display, and your older preschool and early elementary school Littles will benefit from the discussion that one, two, and three… Read more

  • A Little More Present

    August 17, 2019 by

    For me, one of the hardest aspects of parenting is “being present.” I’m great at being physically present, but I struggle to settle my impulse to constantly multitask, even when I don’t have to. The upside is that meal planning and cooking happens, laundry gets done, social events get calendared, speech therapy clients get scheduled,… Read more

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