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After a week of driving and a couple of weeks of furious unpacking, Caterpickles Central (California edition) is finally in a state to allow for regular blog updates. We saw many amazing things on our road trip, but my personal … Continue reading
Caterpickles Central is packing up shop and heading west again. This time to Northern California. Moving day is in mid-September. Posting will be spotty over the next month or so, as we shut down the Chicago version of Caterpickles Central … Continue reading
As some of you know, I’ve been working on a series of books on how parents can foster their children’s curiosity. The first book in the series, The Caterpickles Bunny Book, talks about how parents can use public art to nurture their child’s love of art, without being an artist themselves. I plan to release the book this summer, but first I need your help. I am looking for 3-5 Caterpickles readers to serve as beta readers for the Caterpickles Bunny Book. If you’re interested, please leave a comment or email me. Continue reading
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Hey there — it’s tax season again, so I’ll be taking a few days off from blogging to pay my dues to Uncle Sam before spring break hits next week. I’ve set up a few short posts and some of our … Continue reading
Dateline: March 28, 2012 The Five-Year-Old, under her breathe: “[mild expletive, mild expletive], our phone is broken. [mild expletive, mild expletive].” I knew the day when The Five-Year-Old started using that particular expletive was bound to come. Still, I wasn’t at … Continue reading
Well, you’ve done it again. Spent another year reading Caterpickles, and I am profoundly grateful for it. It struck me this week that I’ve been writing this blog for five years now, and I thought an interesting way to close … Continue reading
We still can’t quite believe it really happened. Thanks for reading Caterpickles this year. Related Links: More Christmas posts on Caterpickles Santa posts on Caterpickles
While we were driving through Orland Park one fine December day in 2014, we passed the Kris Kringle Haus, a holiday pop-up store specializing in European and American-made Christmas goods.* It was obvious to The (then) Seven-Year-Old that this merry … Continue reading
I can always tell when Thanksgiving is over because the searches for my Santa posts go through the roof. Most years, I repost the Santa questions on Mondays as Classic Caterpickles, which let me get through the holidays without doing … Continue reading