Zoom! Remembering Axel’s Love of Biking

Two year old Axel loved to ride his bike.  Born into an active, outdoorsy family, the balance bike they equipped him with early-on served him well on his toddler adventures... exploring desert, mountains, and many a rain puddle. Last year, Axel's life was cut short tragically and abruptly.   Being the mother of a little boy the same age as Axel, I've had a hard time wrapping my mind around what his family has gone through.  They've courageously chosen to focus on their happy memories.  Specifically, Axel's love of biking and helping to spread this joy by introducing and nurturing a love of biking in other children and families. Zoom!  Remembering Axel's Love of Biking In honor of Axel, Zoom!, is the story of a boy and his balance bike. It's a new children's picture book currently in the works, and is designed to inspire others to discover a love of biking. In the words of Axel's family: "[We] decided to honor his memory by helping other families to discover and embrace … [Read more...]

"Brave Irene" Book & CD set – Review & Giveaway – Ended 2/16

We are regulars at our local library.  I love the world of possibilities it opens to children (and adults) free of cost.  Except for the overdue fees. As a first grader, my daughter has been learning to read for awhile now, and thankfully shares her mom's love of books.  She loves the book and CD sets dearly, but I rarely let her check them out, for fear we'll misplace one or the other in the short week before its due date sets in. … [Read more...]