Are you a creative? Do you write, sew, paint, sing, cook, or craft? Do your fingers itch to create? Does your mind bubble with ideas? Being a creative person usually fills life with joy and adventure. Until the day it doesn’t. Every creative has dry spells. The blank page stares back with no words orContinue reading “Reviving Creativity”
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Retreat to Renew
I’d been feeling a little gray. Lifeless and leafless as the trees outside. My creativity sunk in the March mud. How could I pull myself out of my winter funk? A writer’s retreat! With the help of my writing buddy Nicki Jacobsmeyer, we gathered 13 brilliant brains in a castle on the lake and foundContinue reading “Retreat to Renew”
Chasing Mary Anning
I’m off on an adventure to walk in the footsteps of paleontologist, Mary Anning. In case you’ve been sleeping under a fossil and haven’t heard of this remarkable woman, let me introduce you. Mary was born into a poor, and I mean dirt-poor family in 1799. How poor were they? Living next to the jailContinue reading “Chasing Mary Anning”
Imagination + Outdoors = Pure Joy
Last weekend, druing our family reunion, I visited a delightful restaurant. It was managed by my industrious and imaginative eight-year-old nephew and staffed by his creative cousins. On the menu were Crunchy Leaf Kabobs, Delicious Dirt Smoothies, Smashed Acorn Soup, and Green Grass Gravy. Nature’s Naturals opened up Saturday morning faster than you can say,Continue reading “Imagination + Outdoors = Pure Joy”
Meet Author Nancy Churnin!
Nancy Churnin writes the most wonderful biographies. They are stories that show the heart and soul of the individual, stories that inspire readers to be their best self and stretch for their dreams. Books like Manjhi Moves a Mountain – about a man who literally moved a mountain one bucket at a time, to help theContinue reading “Meet Author Nancy Churnin!”
HIPPY HOPPY SPRING! FREE LESSON PLAN!
Free Rhyming Lesson Plan
Celebrating Lincoln with Free Activities and lesson Plans!
LINCOLN CLEARS A PATH is a fresh look at some of Abraham Lincoln’s amazing accomplishments. Written by Peggy Thomas and illustrated by Stacy Innerst, this picture book examines how Lincoln’s life growing up in a farming community affected his presidency and his creation of the Department of Agriculture, the Homestead Act, and the Emancipation Proclamation.Continue reading “Celebrating Lincoln with Free Activities and lesson Plans!”
Absolutely Truly – I love this book!
Have you ever fallen in love with a book? My latest middlegrade book crush is ABSOLUTELY TRULY by Heather Vogel Frederick. I highly reccommend this for a heartwarming winter read. The adventure begins when Truly Lovejoy’s family moves from Texas to the tiny town of Pumkin Falls, New Hampshire. Her solider father, is recovering fromContinue reading “Absolutely Truly – I love this book!”
Winter Bird Fun! And FREE Lesson Plans!
Free lesson plans for classroom, homeschool, or family fun with birding!!
STRESS Reliever – GIVE AWAY!
Wow! 2020 has been a year – Right? Covid, economic shut-down, campaigns, home schooling, quarantine, protests, fires, elections, and still more covid. It’s the year that just keeps giving. How have you coped with all the stress? I have friends who have taken up new creative pursuits like watercolor, woodworking, and bread making. Other friendsContinue reading “STRESS Reliever – GIVE AWAY!”