We moved to Texas almost two weeks ago now! I can’t believe how fast time is going by. We are loving the fluffy cumulus clouds, warm rain with thunder and lightning, and abundance of fresh air. I had recorded videos during our move, one a day for eight days, and posted them on Facebook. I … More Moving Toward the Calling
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! During the thanksgiving season I sometimes feel silly listing all the “things” I’m thankful for. Expressing gratitude for your gifts, blessings and successes is important. (So if you are doing this, keep doing it. I’m in no way trying to discourage you.) But I was thinking about the many people who … More That is enough…
Hi, friends! I was tinkled pink when Ladybug Magazine accepted, Not Now, Natalie! over a year ago. And now they have placed it in their Nov./Dec. holiday issue. The illustrations by John Joven are brilliant, with just the right amount of quirkiness. You can check out his work here: http://www.johnjoven.com You can pick up an … More Not Now, Natalie!
I recently finished reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio. I fell in love with Palacio’s uncomfortably real characters. I think I saw a little of myself in each, even August. I recommend this middle grade novel to any child and especially to teachers. This story will open the eyes of your students to the struggle and … More Wonder
Are you wondering what books to have your kids dig into this summer? Check out the American Library’s list of notable children’s books. I’m going to pick up a few of these for those occasional lazy Saturday mornings. http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/notalists/ncb Chandler is loaded up with books from the library!