My most frequent advice is:
You can do more than you think you can.
The same holds true with many things in life actually. Continue reading
When you encounter a familiar place, according to a recent study, “It opens up these memory boxes and triggers a flood of old memories in vivid Technicolor, like they happened yesterday.”
In other words, memory and place are intricately linked, on a biological level. Continue reading
I guess I was just feeling idle with only taking care of two kids, the holidays, three family trips, two books, a new blog partnership, and a potential new illustrator.
Or maybe once you start doing, even if it’s wrong, it creates a self-motivating snowball effect.
Whatever the case, I have two big announcements to share:
You’ll find a local market in practically every neighborhood, as you’ll see from the list below (which conveniently includes days and times).
If I forgot one of your faves, please let me know. I’ll be sure to add it.
So get out there. Wander. Sample. Be neighborly. Explore.
Free Seattle: Farmers’ Markets
What to Do:
Well, in Seattle it’s more like, “Stop and see the tulips.”
Because Seattle is crazy about spring. We are outdoors people, and being cooped up inside for four months is quite enough, thank you very much.
That’s why in April, we blissfully exit our rain caves to pilgrimage north to the sunshine technicolor of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
This is especially important for kids, giving them a larger context of the world beyond their backyards—thus paving the way for creativity and acceptance.
Here are some our family’s favorite multicultural children’s books.
I would love to add to this list, so please share yours, too! Continue reading