Editor’s Picks

Editor’s Pick: “The Next 1000 Days” by Nikki McClure (Sasquatch Books, 2014)

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Even with all of the thousands of photographs that modern parents take of their children, many everyday moments still hold fast only in memory, never to be relived. Olympia paper cutting artist, Nikki McClure, seeks to recreate these images, and provide space for parents and their children to record the simple and wonderful experiences of… Read More

Inspire Her Mind

My daughter loves math. She must have fallen quite far from the tree, because I began to hate math as it got progressively difficult in school, although I did gain an appreciation for it in college. I love the fact that she loves math, and I encourage it often–by stressing the importance of persevering through… Read More

Editor’s Pick: “50 Children” by Steven Pressman (HarperCollins, 2014)

Real life Americans Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus, grandparents of “50 Children”‘s author’s wife, were living an abundant and charmed life, far away from the horrors of war torn Europe in 1939. With a successful law practice and two healthy children of their own, putting their own lives in danger to rescue foreign strangers’ children could… Read More

Editor’s Pick: Dabbawalla Bags

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Colored pencils, check. Scissors and protractor, check. Lunch bags that are both stylish and utilitarian? Dabbawalla check! Seattle sisters Susan Givens and Carol Mack created a product line of lunch bags and small backpacks specifically for pre-school and early elementary school children, and named the brand Dabbawalla, after the Indian term for the unique lunch… Read More