Oh My Baby, Little One

As a little girl, I had to fight back tears when I found a note in my lunchbox from Mama. The elementary school I attended—which in hindsight was quite nurturing—felt cold in comparison to the warmth of her love, felt unsafe in comparison to the haven of home. Glimpses of heaven still make me cry: […]

The Story of Little Babaji

Snuggled beside my grandmother, I would listen, mesmerized, as the black and white tigers on the page raced round and round a tree until they just melted . . . into butter!  Do you remember this story?  Written by Helen Bannerman, it was first published under a different title in 1899.  The black and white pictures […]

One Is a Feast for Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale

Each Thanksgiving morning, I heat the casseroles and pies I made the night before in the oven, childhood excitement filling me as a catch snippets of the parade on TV.  I always wish we could delay our departure until my boys get a glimpse of Santa (the parade’s caboose), but we must make it to […]