Category Archives: Kids

The Gift of Health

Years ago, Dr. William Sears, world-renowned pediatrician and father of eight, was talking with other parents about what they could do to help their children succeed in life. “A good education” was mentioned, along with money, self-discipline, and other things … Continue reading

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Legend of Monster Island – Book 3 is Here!

Hello Readers! I’m excited to announce Legend of Monster Island, Book 3 in the Monster Moon Mystery series (for ages 8 to 12),  by BBH McChiller (Kathryn Sant and Lynn Kelley). Listen, swabbers, to this kraken tale.  Treasure and scoundrels and … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal of The Swift by Alex Banks

 The Swift Comes out June 2nd How far would you go to save the ones you love? “The night twelve-year-old Pete planned to shoot the winning goal in the championship hockey game was the same night his dad was lost … Continue reading

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Middle Shelf – Cool Reads For Kids

This post is reblogged with permission from Susan Kaye Quinn’s March 7, 2014 post. I, too, planned to write a post about Middle Shelf, a wonderful new digital magazine featuring cool reads for kids, but Susan’s post is so well … Continue reading

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Bish Denham’s Spider Hair and New Book!

You’re in for a treat today. Meet Bish Denham, author of Anansi and Company.  Don’t you love that do? She did it herself. It goes with her new book about Anansi, the trickster spider. About Anansi and Company How do you … Continue reading

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Faery Swap Blog Tour

Psssst! Susan Kaye Quinn, one of my favorite authors, has published her first book for middle grade kids. Check it out! I think you’ll be as impressed as I am. March 3rd – March 21st A little about Faery Swap… … Continue reading

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Beauty of a Woman 2014 – My Morphing Body and Mind

This post is part of August McLaughlin’s Beauty of a Woman BlogFest 2014. I’m excited yet nervous to be taking part in this BlogFest. I confess that I’m stepping out of my comfort zone big time. As nervous as I … Continue reading

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Parenting Plights & Delights – Hairy Moments Animated

Last week’s Parenting Plights & Delights was about a hairy scare. Deja vu! Today’s post is a retelling of that same incident, only it’s much shorter and it’s animated! Yahoo! I made my first PowToon’s animation. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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Those Hairy Moments – Parenting Plights & Delights

When my daughter Lily was 13, her friend shared a crazy incident that happened the previous week. We’ll call her Amanda for now. Her dad, Don, was using the vacuum attachment to get rid of cobwebs. One cobweb was up high, … Continue reading

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Green Screen Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make – Part 1

Howdy Readers! I love playing around with iMovie and making spacey or goofy YouTube videos. Last week I made a new video sharing things NOT to do if you want to use a green screen. On Christmas day I took … Continue reading

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