Interview with NY Times bestselling author (and former special ed teacher) Eric Litwin

If you aren't living under a rock, you are familiar with Eric Litwin. He is the # 1 New York Times best-selling author of the original four Pete the Cat books (Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, Pete the Cat and… Continue reading

Two silly monkeys jumping on a bed: 7 seriously funny picture books

When you have a young child with autism, shared laughter is just a little more special. When either of my twin boys cracks a smile at me and giggles, my heart leaps. My whole world exists in these moments of connection. Humor is a profoundly social experience, and it is… Continue reading

Once upon a time there was a dark, dark moor.

Hands down, Halloween is my favorite holiday. I'm that person who doesn't take the cobwebs off my door until the Thanksgiving turkey is actually being basted. It's possible that I go a little overboard with planning my (genius) couples costume for my twins each year (Harry and Hedwig! Christopher Robin… Continue reading

Goodnight noises everywhere

Reading to a child every day isn’t just about promoting literacy or getting bonding time, it’s also about flexing the storytelling muscle. Stories are really, really important--they are how we give an otherwise chaotic world meaning. It's the difference between observing and inferring: Grandma is making tea vs.… Continue reading