''F**k, Now There Are Two of You" is Adam Mansbach's latest expletive-filled bedtime story.
Not a damsel in distress in sight.
Only America's sweetheart could get away with this.
I couldn't read, "I love you, right up to the moon and back," without thinking that the moon would always be there, but my child would not.
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"Listen to the stories your food can tell you," my Italian granddad always says. So commences the bedtime story In the Kitchen with Grandad. Running to 26 pages and focusing on Italian cuisine, it is the first paperback in a series of vignettes on international cooking.
"We haven't had any bands in the pop-punk/emo genre contact us first, yet, but we are seeing as time goes by that more and
Neighbors From Hell delivers on its' blunt title. Neighbors is a satirical volume in the style of a children's bedtime story. It's about the real monsters lurking in your neighborhood.
This series is about taking storytelling beyond storytelling and letting your children connect the dots between stories and science. Part 1 carried some great examples. Here are some more fabulous ones.
"The talking animals are sad today," said the spirited princess who looked as if she had a naughty secret. "Because their bangs are too long. So they can't come to the party. And that's why all the birthday cakes are about to be destroyed!"
Over the next few days, I noticed that my kids came up with tremendous sci-fi material. One sibling fight even ended with an anguished, "I wish I had a time-machine and a magic mirror to show you what REALLY happened! She started it!"
Given that we interact with people every day, the building blocks for a career stem from how we "handle" situations -- situations like the ones in bedtime stories with hidden agendas and crafty conversations.
Most of the time, I stayed for a quick story and was glad I did. But now I look back and miss the Skunk and the Dinosaur, and I kick myself for not fully appreciating the stories at the time.
My son Brandon was 19 years old on April 25, 2014. I'm proud that he is turning into a happy, healthy, and intelligent young man with a wide variety of interests and a well-adjusted and positive outlook on life and the future. Just one thing. Why the hell can't he still be 6?
First, I have to take my pills: one for blood pressure, fish oil that makes me burp like a mackerel-eating porpoise, and my chromium. It helps stabilize my blood sugar so I don't get diabetes. Great. Then I go pee.
Reading daily to our children is important for both the pleasure it brings in its own right and for the future benefits it promises for academic, professional, and even economic success. Here are few ideas for making reading an interactive journey.
While you may not keep "Goodnight Moon" on your nightstand these days, the benefits of bedtime stories stretch far beyond