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The Good Enough Parent Is the Best Parent

If we define parenting as caregiving to one’s child, then the best parent is not the one who parents most, and certainly not the one who parents …

Parenting

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How to Make Sweet Potato Caramel

<i>Bon Appetit</i><p>When Brad Leone, our test kitchen assistant, told us that his thick homemade caramel sauce had only one ingredient, we didn't believe him. Because, of course, he was LYING. It has two ingredients: water (which, fine, Brad, we suppose that doesn't really count) and sweet potatoes.<p>Yep, you …

Recipes

Weaving in the Foothills

Some time ago, I was tempted by dyed yarn from Vice Yarns. They were selling some interesting color combinations in long color runs. It is an 80/20 …

Honeydew Melon Ice Pops Recipe

Sweet honeydew gets the star treatment in this version of a South Korean ice-pop favorite, the Melona bar. No artificial flavors here; ripe melon is …

7 Crazy Popsicle Recipes to Help You Cool Down This Summer

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>It’s summertime and the weather is fine. That means one thing – popsicles. Perfect for cooling you down in the afternoon or …

Popsicle

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of its …

Daily Dozen for May 8, 2015 — Photos

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

The 23 Best Picture Books Of 2014

You'll love them just as much as the kids will. Ranked in no particular order.

Beneath the Rainbow: Enchanting Stories and Poems from Kenya, Illustrated by African Artists

Although some of the world’s most influential storytelling was created in eras before “the West” as we know it even existed — from Homer’s <i>Iliad</i> and <i>Odyssey</i> set in Ancient Greece to <i>Arabian Nights</i> representing the Middle East — the vast majority of modern storytelling permeating popular culture today, …

Alice in Wonderland Pop-Up Book

As a lover of all things <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> and of extraordinary pop-up books (and neo-pop-up books), imagine my delight in stumbling upon <b>Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: A Pop-up Adaptation</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a kind of “Victorian peep show” version of the Lewis Carroll classic by pop-up book …

Leonardo da Vinci’s Life and Legacy, in a Vintage Pop-Up Book

As a lover of pop-up books, a celebrator of the intersection of art and science, and a great admirer of the vintage children’s book illustration of wife-and-husband duo Alice and Martin Provensen, I was instantly smitten with <b>Leonardo da Vinci</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a glorious 1984 pop-up book that …

A Book of Sleep: A Sweet Illustrated Lullaby

This week, I buckled down for my grueling (but delightful) annual roundup of the year’s best children’s and picture books. I’ve also been spending lots of time with a certain owl-loving friend and sleeping very little. The confluence of these reminded me of a lovely 2009 children’s book titled <b>A</b> …

Parrots Over Puerto Rico: An Illustrated Children’s Book Celebrating the Spirit of Conservation

Most children’s books are full of animals — as protagonists, as pets, as age-old standbys in fairy tales and alphabet primers alike. But, as Jon Mooallem poignantly observed in his bittersweet love letter to wildlife, by the time each generation of children grows up, countless species of animals …

Sparkle and Spin: A Clever 1957 Children’s Book About Words Illustrated by Iconic Designer Paul Rand

As a lover of children’s books and mid-century design, I have a particular soft spot for vintage children’s books by iconic mid-century designers. After last week’s look at Saul Bass’s only children’s book, here comes <b>Sparkle and Spin: A Book About Words</b> (<i>public library</i>) — an utterly, perhaps …

Beloved Illustrator Eric Carle’s Vibrant Ode to Friendship and How It Reunited Him with His Lost Childhood Friend

<b>Eric Carle</b> (b. June 25, 1929) is arguably the most celebrated — and prolific — children’s book author-illustrator alive and a tireless champion of art for young humans. Almost half a century after his beloved classic <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i>, which has delighted generations of children, Carle …

Hope Is a Girl Selling Fruit: A Heartening Illustrated Parable of Self-Actualization by a Young Indian Artist and Storyteller

Amid a children’s book ecosystem marked by a lamentable lack of ethnic diversity and gobsmacking presence of female protagonists in only 31% of books, here comes <b>Hope Is a Girl Selling Fruit</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a heartening antidote from the young artist-storyteller <b>Amrita Das</b> and Tara Books, the …

The World’s First Children’s Book about a Two-Mom Family

<i>“Many homosexuals live together in stable relationships. The time will come when homosexual marriages are recognized,”</i> two Danish psychologists predicted in their honest, controversial, and now-iconic guide to teenage sexuality in 1969. But decades would pass before their prognosis would slowly, …

Flashlight: A Whimsical Wordless Story about Curiosity and Wonder

As an immense lover of smart children’s books and of cleverly deployed die-cut ingenuity, I was instantly taken with <b>Flashlight</b> (<i>public library</i>) by Vermont-based illustrator Lizi Boyd — a wordless story about curiosity and wonder, following a little boy who sneaks out of his camp tent at night and, …

Rosie Revere, Engineer: A Stereotype-Defying Children’s Book Celebrating the Value of Failure

A few decades ago, it was a commendable feat for a children’s book to imagine such stereotype-defying notions as a man who does housework instead of his wife (<i>Gone Is Gone</i>, 1936), a black woman astronaut (<i>Blast Off</i>, 1973), a female architect (<i>Need A House? Call Ms. Mouse</i>, 1981), a same-sex family</i> …

Pecan Pie Baby: A Sweet Children’s Book Celebrating Diversity, Single-Motherhood, and the Vitalizing Gift of Community

Half a century ago, Margaret Mead memorably asserted that exposing young children to people who differ from them is essential for teaching them to like or dislike others on the basis of personal character rather than because they belong to a category of people — in other words, for immunizing them …

Buttery Lemony Lace Cookies Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> These lace cookies contain ground almonds, by the way. I love almonds, they’re good and good for you! They’re good for your heart and packed with antioxidants and nutrients.<p>I found a great recipe for classic lace cookies, but decided to take a fresh and uplifting spin on it by adding …

25 Must-Read Books For the Fall

Fall! It’s a time for picking apples, wearing plaid, watching the leaves change color, and catching up on the season’s most beguiling new book …