Summer Reading Programs

Summer reading programs have been a part of my life since I was able to sign up for my first library card at the age of six. Setting goals on how much to read, picking out books, reading every day, … Continue reading

Make Reading A Family Adventure

Farmers and gardeners know you cannot make a plant grow. . . the plant grows itself. What you can do is provide the conditions for growth. (Creating the Conditions for Student Motivation, Ferlazzo) … Continue reading

Five Ways to Share Love Letters With Your Child

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s the perfect time to write a letter to your child, to tell them how much you love them. But why limit it to one day a year? Here’s five ways to bless … Continue reading

Seven Family Activities Around the Christmas Tree

The countdown to Christmas is in full swing. If you’re anything like me, you’ve only just put your tree up, you still have presents to buy and cards to send. I’m definitely a last-minute shopper, but I also yearn to … Continue reading

Too Much Technology

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As an author, publisher and adjunct professor, I can sometimes end up working on my computer for up to eight hours a day. I spend my time writing lesson plans, paying bills, checking email (work and personal), writing posts on … Continue reading