Children aren’t some kind of language learning machine that works methodically through the most common nouns and verbs. They pick … More


CJ’s speech continues to outrun her understanding. Together we watched the Sesame Street segment where Feist, as a guest-star, sings … More

Nice try

“CJ?” “What?” “Please don’t ask ‘Why’ so much.” “Okay.” Pause. “Why?”


At bedtime last night I rocked with CJ and we talked about her second birthday party. It’s a favorite memory … More