Category Archives: Parenting

Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey (1948)

The book Cheaper by the Dozen (which is nothing like the 2003 Steve Martin film of the same name, thank goodness) tells the hilarious — and inspiring — true story of the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth family. Frank Gilbreth was … Continue reading

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The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease (1982)

The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease is where my love of reading to my children all began.  I stumbled upon this wonderful book in our tiny Wisconsin library back in 1986.  Our oldest daughter was little and I was looking … Continue reading

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