My First VLOG – It’s Going to be a Great Year!

My First VLOG – It’s Going to be a Great Year!

I thought I'd try something different! I posted a video of me rambling on and on- how exciting is that! A video blog is a VLOG and this is my first. Hope you are all well and excited for 2021. With optimism, hope, and a little hard work we can enjoy a rejuvenation of...

What I’ve Learned From Covid

What I’ve Learned From Covid

It's been a year.  As of yesterday, over 2 million people have died from Covid-19. That is more people than the entire state of Nebraska or the state of New Mexico.  Gone.  When faced with sadness, loneliness, sickness, and death, we search for something positive to...

Kids Have Questions

Kids Have Questions

Why can't I share my Cheetos with Sam?     Why can't I have a slumber party? Why do I have to wear this mask? As parents, we're already a hot mess (speaking for myself) with uncertainties, questions, and trying to do all we can to keep our family safe. Our kids sit...

It’s Times Like These

It’s Times Like These

It's times like these you learn to live again It's times like these you give and give again It's times like these you learn to love again It's times like these time and time again Recently there was an amazing remix of one of my favorite Foo Fighter's songs - Times...

The Ugly Face of Racism and What We Can Do to Help

The Ugly Face of Racism and What We Can Do to Help

 The World is on Fire Coronavirus, Racism, Violence. How do our children find the good within the chaos? Our job as parents, teachers, grandparents, and educators is to help children understaWhand how we got here, and do our best to stop the cycle of hate. I made up a...

True Confessions from Quarantine

True Confessions from Quarantine

I hope everyone is dong well, staying sane, and keeping safe during this strange and unique time. There are so many emotions that hop through my head on a daily basis that can be difficult to reconcile. I thought I'd share my thoughts in case someone else feels like...

Picture Books to Teach Tough Topics in History

Picture Books to Teach Tough Topics in History

  It's no secret that I believe picture books can save the world. Picture books can teach kindness, empathy, and emotional support for anxiety, grief, or anger issues (an so much more.) I wanted to share how picture books can be used to introduce tough subjects...

“Trying to Stay Afloat” – a short story.

“Trying to Stay Afloat” – a short story.

Recently, I entered a short story contest with the writing prompt to include "a goldfish" and "the library." I didn't win - no big deal, but I wanted to share my story here. Suicide is real and sometimes a simple act of kindness or an acknowledgment of someone's...

The Responsibility of a Children’s Author

The Responsibility of a Children’s Author

When a child reads a novel, they want to be entertained and swept away into familiar worlds or magical places. I used to be a kid ... long, long ago. As a fourth grader, I craved mystery and detective stories. I voraciously read Nancy Drew mysteries and Stephen King....

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