Praising Girls, Or How to Raise a Country of Smart Folk

Hold on to your hats, folks, because I've got an idea that will blow your mind: parents should praise their daughters for more than just their looks. I know, right? Genius. This wisdom comes from an article I read a while back that suggested parents should praise their daughters for other qualities and accomplishments so that girls would grow … Continue reading Praising Girls, Or How to Raise a Country of Smart Folk

Confessions of an Ornery Bookseller

No one was surprised when I became a bookseller. It makes a whole lot of sense, being that I pretty much grew up in bookstores and would always look on with envy at the folks pushing cartfuls of books from shelf to shelf. It must be awesome, I would think, being surrounded by all these … Continue reading Confessions of an Ornery Bookseller

The Week in Review: April 21 – 27, 2014

Jayne is... Currently reading: Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman. For the fourth time since purchasing it last year. I have a thing for coming-of-age stories with smart, inquisitive female narrators and Hassman's Rory Hendrix has fast become my all-time favorite (tied with Anne Shirley of Anne of Green Gables fame; that fiesty red-head's been my idol since … Continue reading The Week in Review: April 21 – 27, 2014

My Boo’s Got the Blues: What to Do When Your Best Friend is Hurting

Best friendship is not always corn dogs and movie marathons (ok, maybe only like 80% of the time). If you're true friends, you'll be there for the bad stuff, too. You'll be there for the heartbreak and the tragedy and all the different disappointments life likes to spring on you. It can be a very … Continue reading My Boo’s Got the Blues: What to Do When Your Best Friend is Hurting