I make my living as a freelance writer so it might go without saying that books and literature are an important focus in my life. My husband, a fantasy novelist and comic artist, is equally hooked on phonics. With parents like us, Babyface was always going to have a small library dedicated to helping her

For Mother’s Day this year, my mom surprised me by having lilies delivered to my work. Tucked into the lilies were two stuffed bunnies–one pink, one blue–and a note that said something along the lines of “motherhood isn’t something you can study for.” Already, she knew that I was consuming too many articles, books, blogs,