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About Erika

Worked in film and TV for several years before having my two wonderful children. Now I try to bring that creative input into my home to raise my kids. Hope you enjoy following this journey!

Gerbs in the House – Jaida’s Here Blog Tour

About the Book Be Courageous. Laugh. Embrace Your Uniqueness. Spread Joy. This is the story about Jaida; a friendly little caterpillar with a powerful message. A surprise visit to Mocha and Petri’s dollhouse leads the three to an everlasting friendship. Each day is filled with a new memory, until the … Continue reading

One of the Oldest Recipes in the World

After a week away because of an ear infection, we’re back on our trek around the world discovering recipes and stories. This time we’re going to Egypt, as Miss I has been asking to find a recipe from her favorite culture so far: The Ancient Egyptians. Ever since she was … Continue reading

The Search for the Stone of Excalibur Blog Tour

About the Book Title: The Search for the Stone of Excalibur (The Chronicles of the Stone, Book 2) | Author: Fiona Ingram | Publication Date: October 6, 2014 | Publisher: The Educational Publisher / Biblio Publishing | Pages: 376 | Recommended Ages: 10+ Summary: A modern day adventure as our … Continue reading

Movie Class – Kids Reading Scripts

After our last class, our little filmmakers came ready with their first drafts of their scripts, ready for a table read. Miss I’s was actually a rewrite, as she made some changes after the suggestions given to her last week. So today we have the kids reading scripts they’ve been … Continue reading

Italian Pizza and the story of Niccolo Pesce

It’s Thursday again, and I held my little cooking class with my 5 y.o. and her friend. This week I decided to let them do pizza, and tell them the story of Niccolò Pesce or Colapesce. From a website on Neapolitan stories, I found this: The legend of Niccolò Pesce, … Continue reading

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology for Kids

My 6 year-old has been in love with all things Egyptian for several years now. I previously wrote how her love for history and the Egyptians helped me steer her away from Disney Princesses and onto new interests. A few weeks back I found National Geographic’s Treasury of Egyptian Mythology, … Continue reading

Chasing Degas eating Cheating Chocolate Croissants

On our cooking class through books, today we went on a tour of Paris. We read Eva Montanari’s Chasing Degas, while waiting for our Cheating Chocolate Croissants to be ready to come out of the oven. I love Eva Montanari, and I’ve also reviewed another book by her here. Her … Continue reading