About A Friendly Affair
This is mostly a landing ground for my book reviews, featured book series, and articles that either didn’t have a place on a larger blog, or that I just loved too much to share. I seriously hope you stick around. I have a lot of great conversations on Instagram and believe deeply in the transformative power of play and a good book. Hang around long enough and your bound to get some good stuff that will help you endeavor to be the kind of mama you want to be.
As a clinical psychologist, most people understand that I absolutely believe in play. But I think it strikes a lot of people as odd that I believe equally in the power of a good picture book, and not just as a literacy tool. I believe in a picture books ability to create understanding and foster hospitality between parent and child. Hospitality is everything. Picking up a book and essentially saying that you are open to questions, ready to listen, available to any and all emotions, subjects, and doubts…that is the kind of parenting that will change the world. I believe that. Books are roadmaps to kindness and empathy. Add in a fun craft that keeps the conversation going, and voila!!! – We can facilitate a family environment that heals, helps, and encourages healthy development.