On My Bookshelf: Church of the Small Things by Melanie Shankle

Melanie Shankle is one of my favorite writers. I just love her ability to tell a great story. So when I heard she had a new book coming out, I was excited. When I heard there was a chance to be on the launch team for her new book, I was thrilled! I applied and … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: More Than Just Making It by Erin Odom

Has your financial world ever crumbled? Have you watched helplessly as your financial stability slipped away right in front of your eyes? What do you do? How do you survive? How do you move forward? These are just a few of the questions Erin Odom addresses in her new book, More Than Just Making It. … Read more…

Reading is Fun! How to Make Summer Reading Fun for Your Kids

Now that summer is here, there is nothing my kids look forward to more than the educational opportunities that I plan for them. If only that were true. They want nothing to do with anything remotely resembling school work during the summer. I can completely understand this sentiment; I am a teacher and I want … Read more…

Save This Link!

Helicopter parenting has got to go! As a teacher and a parent, I am a firm believer that we need to be raising our kids to be able to function independently. Former Stanford professor Julie Lythcott-Haims expresses it best, “Our job as a parent is to put ourselves out of a job.” Lythcott-Haims noticed a … Read more…

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