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I’m happy to share my latest new release, an early chapter book called The Plant Detectives. I started it five years ago when I moved to my new house and put it aside for far too long. It’s available on …

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The more I learn about self-publishing, the more thrilled I become about it as there are so many opportunities for authors. OneĀ  for me is publishing the many children’s stories I’ve written over the years that languish on my hard …

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I’m always cold it seems. In the winter, I’d be happy huddling inside under a blanket reading a book while sipping hot cocoa. But, I’d be missing out. With so many ways to enjoy the outdoors together as a family, …

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I’m excited to announce a new guide I’ve written up on letterboxing with kids. This guide is geared for parents, teachers, troop leaders, and others who would like to take kids on adventures to discover hidden boxes. Letterboxing encourages you …

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November = Nanowrimo

For some writers, November means one huge, month-long challenge — National Novel Writing Month. Participants pledge to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. This is my fourth Nanowrimo and I both look forward to and dread the challenge …

 

Snorkeling in Bermuda

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My family and I recently returned from a cruise to Bermuda and discovered something new we can all do together — snorkel. This is an exciting discovery for me since I’m not a beach person and barely step my toes …

 

First Day of School

It’s that delightful time of year when I and many other parents rejoice — the first day of school. Ah, you may think I’m awful for wanting the kids out of the house, but don’t worry, it’s not only them …

 

Thanks a Lot, Thin Mints

I enjoy working out. It makes me feel better about myself and gives me more energy. However, there are times that it’s the last thing I want to do. Especially after a long work day and a meeting with 13 …

 

Torturing My Middle Schooler on the Slopes

Skiing–what a better time to communicate with uncommunicative middle schoolers than when they are trapped with you for several minutes on a chair lift to the top of the mountain? I have a son who’s in middle school. I know–male …

 

30+ Days of Fitness – A Wrap Up

Back in Massachusetts and gearing up for the school year, it’s time to wrap up the little fitness experiment I had. Results: this blog kept me motivated to workout every day (I only missed the first Tuesday so then restarted …