This graphic novel follows a neighborhood of kids who transform ordinary cardboard into fantastical homemade costumes as they explore conflicts with friends, family, and their own identity.
"There's room for everyone inside The Cardboard Kingdom, where friendship and imagination reign supreme." --Ingrid Law, New York Times bestselling author of Savvy
Welcome to a neighborhood of kids who transform ordinary boxes into colorful costumes, and their ordinary block into cardboard kingdom. This is the summer when sixteen kids encounter knights and rogues, robots and monsters--and their own inner demons--on one last quest before school starts again.
In the Cardboard Kingdom, you can be anything you want to be--imagine that!
The Cardboard Kingdom was created, organized, and drawn by Chad Sell with writing from ten other authors: Jay Fuller, David DeMeo, Katie Schenkel, Kris Moore, Molly Muldoon, Vid Alliger, Manuel Betancourt, Michael Cole, Cloud Jacobs, and Barbara Perez Marquez. The Cardboard Kingdom affirms the power of imagination and play during the most important years of adolescent identity-searching and emotional growth.
No school and a new schedule can sometimes throw even the best mom off her game! The moms discuss the annual challenge of setting rules for the summer.
Grandparents are an integral part of a family for some and far enough away to have to fly to for others. This relationship can provide many great memories and, at times, some challenges.
Family is an important part of all of our lives. We hope you find way to enjoy yours and manage any stress that comes with the territory! Thanks for joining us on the Naperville Moms Network and remember, you are always invited!
Today our show will focus on the future of retail business. We hear stories about Sears, Macy's Toys R Us, etc. closing stores or closing their doors completely. With the continuous growth
of online shopping, one has to wonder, what does the future of retail look like? Join me and our panel of experts as we discuss what our future shopping experiences might look like and the decisions retailers will need to make moving forward.
On today’s show, the Moms discuss the role of social media in their lives.
The world we live in today has changed as a result of technology. Social media is omnipresent and can play both a positive or negative role in both our lives and the lives of our children.
Dr. Cathy suggests: pick the benefits you want and try to limit the aspects that drive you a little nuts!
On the first episode, the Moms discussed the importance of Mom Breaks. On this episode, they expand upon that topic with some suggestions for great Mom’s Night Out opportunities and discuss why they are an absolute necessity!
As Dr. Cathy says, “Connecting with friends just makes life better all around!”
Last month the moms talked about Helicopter Parenting and Mom Tribes. This month they feel brave enough to tackle some of the “Mommy Wars”!
Stay at home versus working outside of the home. Nursing versus bottle feeding. Childbirth choices. Sleeping arrangements. Discipline methods, etc.
There are always lots of opinions because moms are all so different. At the end of the day, it seems best if we all respect other mom’s ways of being a mom.
Often one of the best parts of being a mom is enjoying time with the kids and finding cool things to do with them!
On today’s episode, the moms talk about their favorite activities to do with their kids and family.
If you have a great suggestions that the moms didn’t mention look for a post on the Naperville, Illinois Moms Facebook Group to continue the conversation and share your family favorites!
This episode we’re talking about Helicopter parenting, a popular buzz word in the mom world these days! What type of parenting style do you think best describes yours?
In this segment we’re chatting about finding your tribe! There are many TV shows that have funny episodes about moms going to the playground trying to make mom friends….it isn’t always easy. So, how do you find them and how do you know they are your people?
On this segment, the Moms talk about the 47,000 roles that a mom has to play! One second you are thinking you couldn’t be more blessed, the next you are thinking what on earth have you got yourself into?
We’re also talking about “mom breaks!” As any mom will tell you, being a mom is more than a full time job! Finding ways to decompress, refill your cup and take a break is a necessity!
Buried for decades, the Up Stairs Lounge tragedy has only recently emerged as a catalyzing event of the gay liberation movement. Naperville native Robert W. Fieseler chronicles the tragic event that claimed the lives of thirty-one men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016. Relying on unprecedented access to survivors and archives, Fieseler creates an indelible portrait of a closeted, blue- collar gay world that flourished before an arsonist ignited an inferno that destroyed an entire community. The aftermath was no less traumatic―families ashamed to claim loved ones, the Catholic Church refusing proper burial rights, the city impervious to the survivors’ needs―revealing a world of toxic prejudice that thrived well past Stonewall. Yet the impassioned activism that followed proved essential to the emergence of a fledgling gay movement. Tinderbox restores honor to a forgotten generation of civil-rights martyrs.