Tagged Summertime

Five generations of blueberry pie

Nancy Schatz is famous in Maine for the blueberry pie she learned how to make from her mother, who learned how to make it from hers. Here’s the recipe, which Nancy’s granddaughters have begun to master, too.

Help a child to wonder

It’s not important that children know about nature, Rachel Carson believed; what matters is that they delight in it. But they won’t unless they’re shown the way, she warned.

Why stepgrandparents matter

“Standing at one remove from the new partnership, and all the hue and cry the blending of a family can involve, they have the potential to play a unique role for the stepgrandchild—part grandparent, part wise, trusted confidante.”

Storytime in Paris

Mary Cassatt painted this portrait of her mother, nephew, and nieces on a family vacation near Paris in the summer of 1880.

The art of love

There’s not enough good art about the bond between kids and their grandparents, so I asked Rebecca Layton, an illustrator based in Austin, to create some.