“There is nothing wrong with you at all if while cleaning the nursery in a few months, you tear up throwing away the nasal aspirators because your big girl can blow her nose all by herself. These milestones come out of nowhere.”

– Emily, from “15 Things Experienced Moms Really Want to Say to New Moms”


mo’ honey, mo’ problems

poohbear“Christopher Robin, I think the bees s-u-s-p-e-c-t something.”

– Winnie-the-Pooh, via A. A. Milne

And some trivia: A Latin translation of the Winnie-the-Pooh stories (Winnie Ille Pu) is the only book in Latin to have made it on the NY Times bestseller list. (Reference)

Baby-Sitter Club nostalgia

A tiny, little “barely-anything” in yesterday’s post left me nostalgic for…

…the Baby-Sitters Club books. 

Did you see that one coming?

The combination of the simplicity of the BSC world and the simplicity of my world at the time that I first read them keeps a place in my heart for the series, and even the cheesiest VHS renditions.

I don’t remember paying much attention to the quality of the writing as a kid, but for books to be as engrossing as these were– particularly the “super mysteries” (which I loved!)– Ann M. Martin must have been doing something well.

You may not share my appreciation of the BSC, but I’m sure you have your own childhood book nostalgia.

What are some of your fave childhood/YA books?

(If you have kids, have they read them and loved them, too?)

P.S. There was a Baby-Sitter’s Club Mystery Board Game. Check out the original commercial for the game! Did anyone out there play it? Along with “Mystery Date” (check) and “Mall Madness” (check, check)?