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I had grand ambitions of baking a fancy madeira wine cake for each of my neighbors this year… guess how […]

Janssen’s with us today sharing one of her favorite Christmas crafts from her childhood.  I love the idea of using […]

Looking for an easy and fun treat to make with the kids this year for your favorite neighbors, teachers, and […]

Sometimes, you’re looking for a specific kind of Christmas book, but it’s hard to find one because the bookstore or […]

It’s been a while since we’ve let our children’s librarian, Janssen, do her thing. So get your library cards out, […]

One big holiday down, two to go!  Today Janssen is here with a classic Thanksgiving craft that takes me back […]

Do you guys ever listen to audiobooks at home?  Our in-house librarian, Janssen, swears by them for getting your reading […]

Our resident children’s librarian, Janssen, is back today with some of her favorite Halloween books for kids (get your library […]

I love the look of luminaries, but they don’t just have to be for Christmas. With some inexpensive paper lunch […]

Did you know that Thursday is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? Time to straighten those eye-patches and polish your […]

Our resident children’s librarian, Janssen, has been peppering MPMK with all sorts of great book lists this summer (see them […]

I used to find wordless picture books so disconcerting. Where were the words? How was I supposed to know what […]

Ack!, our in-house children’s librarian, Janssen, has done it again with her latest list of recommended reads!  Llama, Llama Misses […]

Are you spending your summer at the beach, the pool, or the spray-ground? With these heat waves across the country, […]

Are you familiar with fractured fairy tales? They are stories that spin off the well-known versions of classic fairy tales, […]