Local Eugene author interview with James Aaron

Before I became a writer, I was a reader. I learned to read when I was 4 or 5 years old, in my first year of school. I remember sitting on the floor of my English classroom, deep into a book about a magician and a dragon, completely oblivious to what was going on around…

Quiet camp

So Camp Mummy hasn’t exactly been full of providing children exciting and educational summer activities lately. Book reading enthusiasm has waned. Emma still hasn’t finished The Ruins of Gorlan (how can she live not knowing how it ends?) and I just can’t seem to get into the Warriors book about bands of fighting cats. Plus,…

Broken finger, birthdays, art and travel

Here’s a summary of the past week: Emma broke her little finger Grandma Yayoe came over for a fun art afternoon Duncan and Berry finished up summer camp We celebrated birthdays I got Duncan and Berry packed and ready for their trip to New York You can’t say we haven’t been busy. Afternoon art with…

The R’s of summer

Two weeks of summer are under our belt (well, they were when I started this post on Tuesday). How are we stacking up against my original plans? Eh, generally OK. But I’m not sure how we could possibly fit more into our days. Learning to ride bikes We’re working hard on on this one, with…

Summer reading list

One of my presumably brilliant ideas for the summer is to get the kids reading some of the OBOB books for the next school year. I have no idea how many we’ll get through in one summer, but it’s worth a go. Berry, who’ll be in 2nd grade, sadly won’t be able to do OBOB….