I am teaching my son cursive.
He was reading some Diary of a Wimpy Kids books and couldn't read the cursive bits...when I asked the school if they taught handwriting, they said no. I don't understand why handwriting is no longer taught - at least to the level that children are able to read it. So, I teach…
Added by Lauren Markman on January 12, 2018 at 7:06am — No Comments
I have had such a wonderful time writing over the last 20 years, but what I am doing now has really pushed everything up a notch. I write blogs on two websites, am involved in the writing an extraordinary book Resham's Journey ( A woman from Nepal who through intense hard work and determination now lives in Colorado and runs two restaurants of her own) which is her story and a beautiful 200 page full color cookbook from her restaurant. I am so impressed by…Continue
Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on January 11, 2018 at 12:25pm — No Comments
My son is sitting at the dinner table with a somewhat vacant stare and not answering my questions about his school day. I am not sure what he is thinking about.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 8, 2017 at 7:20am — No Comments
If you were looking for me--- these are the words that would lead you to me: Super Single Mom, Mother, Mommy Moment, Parenting, Love……Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on June 1, 2017 at 7:36pm — No Comments
You want to see your kid overwhelmed? Just mention the word essay and watch the reaction. Most students are challenged by academic writing more than words can describe. As any other parent, you try to make things easier for them. You search for various tips on…Continue
Added by Susan Saurel on May 25, 2017 at 5:04am — No Comments
So you just received an Eviction Notice. I know it's heart breaking. No one wants to come home to a letter plastered on the outside of their door for all their neighbors to see. Well that can happen if your not at home and someone summons you to court in regards to rent possession. If you have fallen behind on your rent and are unable to catch up you may be in the red for an eviction notice. Of course, an eviction can not just happen because you missed a few…Continue
Added by Andrea McGhee on May 18, 2017 at 6:47pm — No Comments
In today’s world creativity is an incredibly important skill. That’s not just because we need more artist (though we do) it’s also because even non-artistic pursuits can benefit a huge amount from having a more creative understanding of the world. This is because creativity isn’t just art, it is also problem solving and re-evaluating situations to realize there is a problem in the first place.
For that reason, any attempt to boost our children’s creativity should be applauded.…Continue
Added by Nelma Lumme on April 25, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
I still use pen and paper for a lot of things: Shopping lists, stories for my other blog, notes at work and planning events. Since I went to college when laptops weren't a thing, it still feels more natural for me to take notes with pen and paper than by typing them. Also, I feel that I tend to remember things better if I write them down.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 29, 2016 at 6:20am — No Comments
School Holidays? Kids are bored at home? Here is what I do -
Added by Shub on January 26, 2016 at 6:31pm — No Comments
On a cold winter night, wind howling into the desert sky, one ordinary hospital gave witness to a historic event. JJ Sherwood was born at 2:30 a.m. on December 31st, just barely managing to squeeze in to supplant New Year’s Eve. JJ has always had a flair for the dramatics.
Sherwood began writing in the womb after a…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on October 30, 2015 at 12:51pm — No Comments
Is it harder to write or draw?
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Added by Mayra Calvani on September 25, 2015 at 3:35pm — No Comments
Let’s face it - the unknown is daunting. Even extensive planning can't always prepare you for challenges you may face in your entrepreneurial endeavors – whether you’re a startup CEO, a handbag designer or an aspiring indie author. Sometimes you just need to trust in yourself and be confident in your abilities. Obstacles may seem insurmountable at first glance but if you are dedicated to your efforts and you do the proper research, you WILL work through them.
You can’t crush true…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on September 23, 2015 at 9:47am — No Comments
Jane Tesh is a retired media specialist and pianist for the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mt. Airy, NC, the real Mayberry. She is the author of the Madeline Maclin Series, A Case of Imagination, A Hard Bargain, A Little Learning, and A Bad Reputation, featuring former beauty queen,…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on September 23, 2015 at 8:45am — No Comments
We all want a big-splash launch - no matter what the offering. Who wouldn't want mountains of accolades and recognition for a job well done?
In the period leading up to your big day, the best advice I can give consists of one very important word - plan.
Planning is critical to a successful launch, so make a list of everything you can possibly do to make your event as grand as possible. Here are a few suggestions to consider:
Added by Kristen Luciani on September 14, 2015 at 9:18am — No Comments
My son made me a notebook. It consists of six pieces of construction paper held together with copious amounts of tape. (Note to self: Skip presents this Christmas and just buy son jumbo rolls of tape.) He gave it to me because he knows I like to write and immediately asked me what I would write in it.…Continue
The recipe post. It seems simple enough, right? List some ingredients, some instructions, shoot off a few pictures and you’re done! Not so much. In order to create a recipe post that keeps your readers coming back for seconds, it requires an eye for detail, meticulous methodology and great…Continue
What can be said about writer’s block that hasn’t already been said? Writer’s block isn’t just a condition; it’s also a feeling. It’s heavy on the shoulders. It makes the back ache, the fingers paralyzed and the mind numb. And it happens for a reason. It happens because you’re bored.
The challenge of writer’s block is…Continue
Author: Marija Bulatovic
Publisher: SOL LLC
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Added by Mayra Calvani on January 24, 2015 at 4:21pm — No Comments
I was standing in the kitchen cleaning up after dinner when I heard my son's "serious voice" behind me.
"Excuse me, Mommy. I need you to read this."
He handed me a notepad, and…
Added by Lauren Markman on December 17, 2014 at 6:23am — No Comments