Sometimes you just have to move on…

Dear All The Songs I Am Deleting From My Computer’s Hard Drive, It’s not you! I’m sure you’re just as thoughtful, well-crafted, and entertaining as you were when I started listening to you 25 years ago. Or 10 years. (Or, for some of you, one year.) The problem is that I’ve changed! For some of you, I’ve changed from being… Read more »

Wadjda: A film about how things change

When it comes to renting movies, I have a list of the next 10 films we’re going to watch. C-Man, on the other hand, likes to browse. Especially in the new arrivals section. That’s where he found Wadjda. It’s the first feature-length film made in Saudi Arabia, which has no movie theaters. It was written and directed by female filmmaker… Read more »

A Boy and His Fortune Wookiee Have A Chat

Overheard from the front seat, where I was driving along minding my own business… and only Boy Detective was in the back. Or so I thought. Boy Detective: You can’t just say you want to invent something and have it happen. It takes lots and lots of stuff. Fortune Wookiee: HGNRL! Boy Detective, skeptical: How could you make a magic… Read more »

Our 6 Favorite Children’s Books About Dragons

My kid, like many others, loves imaginary creatures. Fairies are often his #1 pick, but dragons follow right behind. Dragons get more high-quality attention than fairies in children’s picture books, so it’s a bit easier to find good kids’ books about dragons. Here are our favorites! They’re so good I’d recommend them to an adult for a light enjoyable read,… Read more »

6 Children’s Books for Pet Lovers of All Ages

I’ve already done posts about cats, dogs, and animals in general. Books starring animals are also included in just about every other topic post. There are just a LOT of books about animals for kids! So here are our favorite children’s books about pets. It probably helps Boy Detective live vicariously since a household pet isn’t on our agenda right… Read more »

But our Dark Souls 2 time together is special!

Me: Next Friday night, I’m standing you up. A bunch of Austin blogger ladies are getting together to hang out. C-Man: Whatever. Me: I know you have a hard time entertaining yourself when I’m not around. C-Man: I guess I’ll just have to kill that giant spider without you. Me: You JERK! C-Man: Bwahahahahahaha! Me: NO, that is so wrong!… Read more »

15 Princess Books That Everyone Can Love

Boy Detective let me know early that he did NOT like princesses. “Mom,” he said, “I like FAIRIES, not princesses.” Strangely, though, he loves every princess book in this list. It’s amazing how a good story can transcend genre prejudices, isn’t it? And I enjoyed reading them as much as Boy Detective did. I also enjoyed finding out that our… Read more »