Well, not really, but let me explain. I’ll begin by admitting that I do not get celebrity worship. Not at all. Celebrities put their pants on, one leg at a time, just like the rest of us; the difference is that some of them are incredibly talented, and have achieved successful [public] careers because of their talents. I am tired of major news outlets (not to be mistaken for entertainment news outlets) reporting about celebrities…doing things that we all do every day (having babies, getting married, parenting mishaps, etc.). Since when did this become a part of news reporting? When I was asked to write for a parenting magazine, with a heavy emphasis on celebrity parenting news, I came up with a list of celebrity parents I would like to sit down with, share a coffee, and dish about parenting.
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If I had wanted to spend my days surrounded by small children, I would have majored in Early Childhood Education. Instead, I earned my undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Literature, and spent my twenties and early thirties forging a sales career in both commercial and trade publishing. Enter marriage and a move; I found myself in another state, unemployed (we’d moved for my husband’s job), pregnant, and trying to envision how life as a stay-at-home mom would be, as I’d never before contemplated the possibility. [Read more…]
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While I was working in publishing, my company acquired a wonderful Berkely-based publisher called Tricycle Press. Tricycle books are a wonderful mix of cultural, historical, natural and veggie titles – great for natural parenting folks! It was then that I became acquainted with Amy Wilson Sanger’s World Snacks board books.
My husband is a foodie, and we have tried to expose D to as many different foods as possible, so these books were perfect for us. I had a copy of First Book of Sushi, leftover from my days in publishing, and we quickly fell in love with the mixed media artwork and fun food rhymes:
In the early days, I read D the same 3-4 books every night (not sure why, now that I think back to it) and we were itching for something different.
Along came A Little Bit of Soul Food and Chaat and Sweets (my personal favorite as both D & I LOVE spicy Indian food). And, because I am not one to put a limit on the books in our library, Let’s Nosh and Yum Yum Dim Sum were soon to follow:
There are even more titles in this series (we’ve not yet added them to our collection): Hola! Jalepeno & Mangia! Mangia!.
I love that these books expose little ones to different cultures, foods, and words! If you’re looking to add a little spice to your home library, check out the World Snacks books! You can get them here through Amazon (affiliate links):