I’ve been a tad bit secretive about some of the projects I’ve been working on over the summer but I’m so excited to talk about this one now. I’m thrilled to be a new addition to @bravery_mag’s little team of writers! My work isn’t in this particular issue (#8 highlighting innovative Iraqi architect, Zaha Hadid) but when I got #8 in the mail it was just so good I couldn’t wait and now I’m spilling the egg basket. If you have a child under 12 and don’t have a subscription to this gorgeous magazine, I highly recommend it. They are doing amazing work, featuring brave and brilliant women who overcame personal and societal struggles to become real role models for generations to come. Get it. No, really. Cover art by @manjitthapp.
Never was there a character more suited to a kid than Jessie from Toy Story is to Alice. Horses? Cowgirl hats? Awesome boots? 💯 In the first photo, she yelled “Quick! Andy’s coming!” And face-planted onto the floor. You know, like a toy. Also, she wrote that on the bottom of the boot. #toystory
Can’t believe I haven’t posted about this game yet! We love it! Animal Chat by @betsypetersen and her company, @brighterfun. These are Alice’s favorite emotion cards...plus the one that always seems to sneak in while I’m playing: anxious. 😬 #animalchat
Found the coolest book on our trip the desert! “National Parks of the U.S.A.” by @sibereye with illustration by @turnhamator highlights the flora and fauna of the United States’ 21 national parks. The illustration is killer and the facts are super fun! Ignore the publisher’s silly age recommendations though. Kids younger than 8 can definitely enjoy this. #nationalparks
I have found that if you ever want to know about a person or a subject—the best place to look is the children’s book section. Seems simple but I’ve learned more about influential people this way than I ever would have learned from adult biographies that collect dust on my night stand. Adored this one: “Gloria’s Voice” by @auralewis with some of the coolest illustration ever. Makes me want to dig out my Valley of the Dolls record! #overduelibrarybookoftheweek
Want a super cool postcard/art piece/bookmark of something amazing? Make an @redcapcards order!! Art work by @kristerpelly for RCC. #keeptheloveflowing
Overdue Library Book of the Week: “The Wall in the Middle of the Book” by #JonAgee for #Dialbooks. A book about preconceived assumptions. A book about unfounded fear. A book about keeping the wrong things out. A book about a wall....hmm. A brilliant and subtle take in a time where even kids can see what’s right and wrong. Get it!! #overduelibrarybookoftheweek
She wanted to take her “No Fits, Nilson” by @fuzzytown for banana ice cream. It’s a thing. 🍌🍦