Book Review: A Boy Called Bat by Elana Arnold

  Rating:4/5 Notable: Female Author: Elana Arnold Neurodiverse Characters Mood: Gentle, thoughtful, kind, matter-of-fact tl;dr Summary: A young neuro-diverse boy comes to make friends with a baby skunk and other students in his class. Best Elements: While the young boy in this book reacts to the world differently than his older sister, the book never explicitly…

Arrow-shaped Valentines

While my life is awfully pink and purple, naturally, living with two young girls, I find valentine’s a great time to explore how colors interplay. Pink can be obvious. But, what other colors can you put together that still feel valentine’s day? This is one of those exercises that is all subjective. Some people like…

Dreamcatchers

Why? It began with a dream, or rather, a nightmare.  My daughter awoke complaining of bad dreams.  The horrors that she had seen evaporated once her eyes opened, but their specters remained in her mind, like an ache in the muscles hours after a fierce run.  Assurances were made.  Nightmares aren’t real.  Of course. But,…