Adulting

I read an article the other day that started me thinking about Adulting. Check out the link below...it was my inspiration! Life's Souvenir's This word...for me it means accepting responsibility, taking care of myself, budgeting, having grown up meals made at home on the stove, making sure I have my life in order! A big [...]

When Does a Father Grow into a Dad?

I was blessed to grow up with a dad that took care of his family, provided for us, made sure we had what we needed to grow into successful adults.  My dad modeled parenting for me.  His parenting style evolved over the years as his children got older.  The reality is being married, having kids, [...]

My Story through Blogging

When my father was ill twenty years ago...he decided to write his autobiography.  He knew he was terminally ill and he had to quickly get down his thoughts.  Family members worked with him to get this very important project done before he passed away.  We, my brothers and sisters all received a hardcover autobiography book [...]

Easter Bread Divided by 4!

  There is something about these holidays that makes me feel nostalgic.  My husband and I used to go to one of his relatives during the holidays.  Often when we were there during the visit, his relative would gift us with Easter Bread.  This went on for a number of years, and one day I [...]

Confessions of an Empty Nester

We have two daughters, and when they were young, I had a brief period as a "stay at home" mom.  We spent a lot of quality time together going to the library, visiting friends and family, dance lessons, the zoo and museums.  In the summers, we would go to the pool or beach, swim lessons, [...]

So Many Books, So Little Time: Tips for Reading Strategically by Donalyn Miller

We own too many books. I’ve confessed this before, and it surprises no one. Don and I spend too much time sorting, culling, dusting, moving, and shelving books. Without constant maintenance, our bo… Source: So Many Books, So Little Time: Tips for Reading Strategically by Donalyn Miller

A New Kind of Book Club by Sarah FitzHenry

Book clubs. As educators, we love them – but for student participants, they can be intimidating. Some students aren’t strong readers; others don’t like talking in front of groups; some reader… Source: A New Kind of Book Club by Sarah FitzHenry

Top Ten Picture Books to Use to Teach Digital Literacy by Erin Marone

According to Common Sense Media, children spend an average of six hours a day with media while teenagers spend an average of nine hours a day with media. With screen time at an all time high, it is… Source: Top Ten Picture Books to Use to Teach Digital Literacy by Erin Marone

Are You Working the Holiday?

This piece is dedicated to all the industries that are open 365 days a year...so there are no holidays, no days off, those industries do not close.  I think of; First Responders, Healthcare Workers, Airline employees, people working in the Food Industry during the holidays. See thats the thing...some of us are fortunate to have [...]