Fostering curiosity in kids (and their parents) since 2011

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Critter update: The opossums strike back

Apparently the Opossums-That-Be didn’t much care for my recent post on what to do if an opossum visits your backyard. In fact, they seem to have gotten pretty riled up. When my brother-in-law showed up for work last week, he found Bruiser here waiting for him.

We have landed!

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…

Hey, my book’s out!

We interrupt our move to California to let you know that the first installment in the Caterpickles Parenting Series is now available. That’s right, y’all, my book’s out. Short and sweet, What’s That, Mom?, contains 15 accessible, practical strategies for using public art to spark conversations with kids ages 3 – 10 — no artistic talent or insight required.

Where’s my Caterpickles?

The Ten-Year-Old was lecturing me the other day about how I haven’t answered her question about which modern instrument evolved from the sackbut yet. She wanted to know what I’d been doing instead, and when I told her I’d been writing a book, said, “Mommyo, you should let everyone else know that, too.”

Wanted: A few good beta readers for the upcoming Caterpickles book

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.