Are You the Parent of a Train Geek? Throw a Birthday Party at a Tourist Railroad!

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I almost didn’t post anything for Birthday Week. It wasn’t until GeekMom Kelly posted about banning the goody bags that I remembered a clever goody bag idea… which was in itself part of a wonderful birthday experience for my oldest son. In 2006, when the family was living in Apex, North Carolina, we had the chance to hold my oldest son’s 4th birthday party at

Spending Time With Walter Wick

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Back in our preschool years of parenting, my family spent a great deal of time with Walter Wick’s books. To be truthful, we spent a great deal of time with a great many books–almost universally those that created anthropomorphized-machine worlds filled with earnest steam engines, recalcitrant backhoes, or steam shovels of derring-do.  Mr. Wick’s I Spy School Days picture-find book was a particular favorite, though.