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17 Thoughts on “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Posted on December 5th, 2016

As with the books… it’s been a while since I reviewed a movie too, huh? Might be rusty. Hence, the numbered list/crutch. Here goes! (No spoilers, I promise.) J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them… Newt Scamander, young magizoologist, comes to New York City from England, sometime in the 1920s, just as a […]

Dear Kids: For the record, you adore each other.

Posted on December 2nd, 2016

Our kids are like most siblings: they play together, and they fight together. Sometimes, the screaming is pretty horrifying. And then there are those moments – and those little games and traditions they invent – that warm you right down through to the sub-cockle area of your heart. {For example, there’s this one funny procedure whenever […]

Nerdy Mom Plays With Kids’ Toys, Vol. 5: Animal Affinities

Posted on November 30th, 2016

Nerdy Mom’s back. ALL RIGHT. [insert classic ’90s hip-hop moves]       *** Related Posts:Dear Kids: For the record, you adore each other.Antique Children’s Book, Part 3: Kangaroo, Elephant, and PigAntique Children’s Book, Part 1: Kitty, Polly Parrot, and Cubby BearNerdy Mom Plays With Kids’ Toys, Vol. 1Happy Spring?

Big Magic – Two-Minute Book Review

Posted on November 29th, 2016

Title: Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear Author: Elizabeth Gilbert Other works: Eat, Pray, Love, The Signature of All Things, etc. Recommended by: Glennon at Momastery (again). I’ll pretty much try anything she says. Also, I’d already read Eat, Pray, Love, and although it wasn’t dramatically life-changing for me, it was fascinating and memorable […]

The Gifts of Imperfection – Two-Minute Book Review

Posted on November 28th, 2016

Sakes alive, it’s been ages since I officially reviewed a book! More than three years, actually. Pourquoi? I started to explain, but I’ve decided it doesn’t matter! I do want to write about books, but I don’t have time to wax philosophical, and you may well not have time to read such blither-blather either. Hence […]

Antique Children’s Book: The Epic Animal Cutes Conclusion

Posted on November 26th, 2016

Here we go. The conclusion of Animal Cutes – and finally, some hope for our ugly friends. Puppy knows. Like the sunflowers among which he frolics, his time in the sun will nourish him in health as he becomes an adult dog. He also knows he’s actually the love-child of a Mastiff and a St. Bernard, so […]

Antique Children’s Book, Part 3: Kangaroo, Elephant, and Pig

Posted on November 24th, 2016

I know, the last instalment was kind of intense… Not as whimsical as they look, these Animal Cutes. I’m afraid Part 3 also contains some sinister activities. Poor Miss K. Look at her face. She is clearly fleeing in terror. My sleuthing tells me that the backwards K on her shirt symbolizes, in baseball, “a strikeout looking […]

Antique Children’s Book, Part 2 – Sailor Hippo, Tommy Duckling, and Ostrich

Posted on November 23rd, 2016

Antique Children’s Book, Animal Cutes: The plot thickens. If you thought the questionably cute critters in Part 1 were subversive, get a load of Part 2. Hoo boy. So many questions. Why is the hippo a sailor? Why is he old and illiterate? Why is he trying to look wise? I have a notion that “Old […]

Antique Children’s Book, Part 1: Kitty, Polly Parrot, and Cubby Bear

Posted on November 21st, 2016

We’re taking a break from Nerdy Mom for today, to introduce you to the Antique Children’s Book my parents found among their inherited things. It is surmised to be a book that belonged to my mom’s dad when he was a child, so it’s getting on towards a hundred years old. And it’s more than a […]

Nerdy Mom Plays With Kids’ Toys, Vol. 4 – Relationships

Posted on November 20th, 2016

We all know from Toy Story that these characters don’t just lie still in the dark. They get up, have adventures, bond, and then cleverly put themselves back in a “just-got-dropped-here” position. Some of these friends have really become close over the years.         *** Related Posts:No Related Posts

 
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