Thursday, February 14, 2013
Jaimi Hovan of Lutz opens up about marriage, motherhood, life as a professional sports wife—and what matters most.
Jaimi Hovan is an open book; her love story, a page turner that starts with a lot of forgetting. She met husband Chris Hovan at The Round Up in 2005. They were both there alone. Jaimi just lost her grandmother and needed some time to herself. Chris was in town to meet with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And to be honest, Jaimi said, she thought he was a little off. "I asked him where he lived and he said he lived on an island," Jaimi said. "Davis Islands?" she asked. Yes, he said. But when she told him she lived on Harbour Island, he said that was the one. Then he couldn't remember what street he lived on until she said the name of her street. That's my street, Chris told her. "You're crazy," Jaimi recalls saying. "I had no idea who he was," …
From Charlotte's Web to Where the Wild Things Are, these classic books will find a place in your child's heart this Valentine's Day.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A party for the 'cold-hearted,' an unconventional love story and fun stuff from around the web for those who won't be indulging in roses and chocolates this year.
For some, it's a sweet occasion. For others, well, no so much. And if you happen to fall into the latter category, there are a few things you can do to make this Valentine's Day fun without the roses and sappy sentiments. You also can: How do you celebrate Valentine's Day? Tell us what the day means to you in the comments section.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
From Charlotte's Web to Where the Wild Things Are, share these classic books with your children and encourage their love for reading.
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Sunday, February 3
“Where’s Pa Going with that Axe?” The Enduring Quality of Children’s Classics By Anita Silvey Courtesy of James Patterson's Read Kiddo Read Foundation The opening line of E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web— “Where’s Pa going with that axe?”—has now been read by adults to eager young listeners for more than 60 years. Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time and Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day have been picked up with enthusiasm for more than 50 years. For 75 years, parents have shared The Hobbit, and this year Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are turns 50. These books and others like them (Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Virginia Lee Burton’s Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, and L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables) bring …