Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Writer…Interrupted By Summer

School has been out for a couple of weeks and I’m THRILLED that for a short season I’m free from all the trappings of the school year. For the next couple of months, I won’t have to: help with any Algebra homework drag any children out of bed scrounge through the kitchen to find something […]

How Do You Schedule the Unscheduled Days of Summer?

End of school always labeled freedom. I can’t help but remember those elementary days and how we all dashed out of the school building on the last day. Some of the kids ripped their papers out of their notebooks, letting the wind carry the testimony of the hours of work away. I was never one […]

Writing Interruptions: The Rhythm of Writing at Home Meghan M. Gorecki

Interruptions come in various shapes, sizes and yes, sounds. I am a single, nineteen year-old who lives at home, works full time, & calls herself a novelist. An unpublished, aspiring, only-on-my-second novel, novelist. I call myself blessed to have been homeschooled all twelve grades and that I’m still able to be with my best friends—my […]

Capture Senior Memories this Holiday

It seems as though we were just in the midst of the heat of summer with its tornado and hurricane warnings, floods, and humidity so thick it sometimes felt like you could chop it with a machete. Now here we are rapidly approaching the holiday season! Whether you are celebrating by devouring luscious Thanksgiving turkey, […]

Taking Care of Family While You’re at Conference

So you have your One Sheets, perfected your pitch, you know who you’re pitching to, and you even splurged for a mani/pedi, but what about those you will be leaving behind? As I get ready to drive to the ACFW conference, I’m trying to make sure my family is taken care of. Here’s a checklist […]

“Whatever” Teen Devotional for Girls Giveaway

Allia Zobel Nolan is an internationally-published, award-winning author of over 170 children’s and adult trade titles with close to three million books in print. Her books reflect her two main passions, God and cats, and include such varied titles as Cat Confessions: A Kitty-Come-Clean Tell-All Book, The Ten Commandments for Little Ones, and The Worrywart’s […]

Making Writing Fun for Kids

Here’s a novel idea. Writing is about writing, not spelling. (I’ll admit, I blinked when I read that. I had my schoolmarm hat on.) If you read my blog, you know I homeschool. You’d also know my mantra: Learning needs to be fun whenever possible! Handwriting for the K-3rd graders isn’t exactly a love affair. […]

Storytelling and Songs Still Pass from Generation to Generation

My grandson and I were working on his homework last week. He is studying the Inuit people. It took us five chapters before I realized that what we now call Inuit is what my old textbooks used to call Eskimos. Once I realized that, things made so much more sense! Another of the very intriguing […]

Roma Downey’s Little Angels Giveaway

Discover the joy of learning and friendship with a heavenly new collection! From Executive Producer Roma Downey (“Touched by an Angel”) and Writer Phil Lollar (“Adventures in Odyssey”) comes the much-anticipated faith-based educational series, LITTLE ANGELS, soaring onto DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Review: Little Angels is a sweet educational preschool series that […]

Resurrect Your Dream Passion for 2012

Our dreams can be like a familiar childhood friend. They’re often something we’ve grown up with and treasured in our hearts since we were little, but for one reason or another we’ve drifted away from. We all go through seasons where our dreams need to be grounded so we can focus on other things in […]

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