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Dealing with Stress During the Holidays

Started Nov 6, 2011 0 Replies

Life can be very stressful...especially during the holidays.  Finding the time and the money to do what you want to do can be overwhelming. I just did a blog post with several quick fixes to these…Continue

Are Children Putting a Strain on Your Marriage?

Started May 29, 2011 0 Replies

Image via WikipediaA recent study of couples found that 90% were less happy with their marriage once they became…Continue

Is Kindergarten the New First Grade?

Started Apr 9, 2011 0 Replies

Image via WikipediaThey say you can’t go back.What do you think?I remember walking into P.S. 199 as a student…Continue

Tags: book sale, book blog tour for Max the Dog, book fair and book signing, giveaway, Kindergartens

BOOK FAIR..BOOK BLOG TOUR..THE IMPORTANCE OF C..AND MORE!!!

Started Apr 7, 2011 0 Replies

Image via WikipediaThis discussion focuses on three distinct topics:The importance of Vitamin C for you and your familyA Book Fair…Continue

Tags: Book Blog Tour, Book Signing, Book Fair, Health

 

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Picture Book Review and Activity: Chick-O-Saurus Rex

Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday. I haven’t been blogging recently because of our up-coming move…but I just had to share this very special book with all of you.With the start of the new school year, many parents and children will be coping with a problem that has been around for a long time – bullying. I’m joining a special blog book tour to raise awareness of this wonderful addition to…See More
Aug 23, 2013
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Clutter Gusting 101 and a Pitch Pick Contest

 Are you a saver or a tosser?My sister-in-law once told me if you didn’t use something in a year, it was time to get rid of it.I’ve got stuff that I haven’t used in… 10 or 20 years!As many of you know, we are moving from Colorado to New Hampshire at the end of September.We’ll be flying 2000 miles to relocate so that we can be closer to our…See More
Aug 21, 2013
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Monday Writing Magic: Building Relationships in the Kid Lit Community

Writing can be one of the most solitary occupations. Many writers carve out time from busy schedules that often include family and job responsibilities. Setting the alarm early or staying up after everyone else is in dreamland are two ways to find ‘quiet’ time.Even though most of us need to be ‘alone’ when we are creating, it is really important to be part of a community that can encourage, inspire and motivate…one…See More
Jul 22, 2013
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Multicultural Picture Book Review and Activity for Kids

Today is Friday – time for a children’s book and an activity to keep the kids happy and busy!I found this book in a box at an open air town flea market when I was visiting my daughter and grandson in New Hampshire. I get into trouble at these places – how can you say no to a beautiful picture book for 25 cents? The seller wanted me to take the entire box of over a dozen hardcover beautifully illustrated multicultural…See More
Jul 19, 2013
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Fear of Public Speaking: Tips That Really Help

Attention authors: For many of you, writing the book is the easy part. The hard job starts after your book is published. These days, whether you are traditionally published or self-published, the task of marketing and promoting your book falls to…you.Marketing and promoting a book can be done in many ways. Press releases and platforms such as blogging, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google+…with new…See More
Jul 15, 2013
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Monday Writing Magic: What Makes a Great Picture Book Story?

What good luck! I’m continuing my new blog schedule with a Monday post about writing. Susanna Leonard Hill graciously picked today to reveal the 8 finalists in the 4th of July Secret Mystery Writing Contest. Thanks, Susanna…perfect timing!What bad luck! It will be very difficult to decide who should be the winner…each…See More
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Lifting the Spirits of a Chronically Ill Child

Today is Friday – I have another children’s book to review to add to the  Perfect Picture Book resource list that author Susanna Leonard Hill is building on her blog. If you go to Susanna’s blog today, you will not find a picture book review because there is a 4th of July Holiday Mystery Writing Contest going on.…See More
Jul 5, 2013
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Why Attend a SCBWI Conference #2013AFCC

Why attend a SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) conference?I’ve been writing picture book stories since I was a kid.But it’s only been in the last couple of years that I have seriously pursued the craft of…See More
Jul 5, 2013
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Why Attend a SCBWI Conference #2013AFCC

Why attend a SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) conference?I’ve been writing picture book stories since I was a kid.But it’s only been in the last couple of years that I have seriously pursued the craft of…See More
Jun 3, 2013
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Play It Safe This Summer: Window Safety

Jake, at Time after Time, has a Sunday Post Challenge. The theme this week is WINDOW.STAY-TUNED FOR THE WINNER OF THE CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK GIVEAWAY!Do your kids like to look out the window? When my children were small, they loved watching birds fly from branch to branch and cars zoom down the road. A rainy day offered an under-the-sea look at the world while wintery frost created beautiful patterns on the window…See More
May 25, 2013
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Play It Safe This Summer: Window Safety

Jake, at Time after Time, has a Sunday Post Challenge. The theme this week is WINDOW.STAY-TUNED FOR THE WINNER OF THE CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK GIVEAWAY!Do your kids like to look out the window? When my children were small, they loved watching birds fly from branch to branch and cars zoom down the road. A rainy day offered an under-the-sea look at the world while wintery frost created beautiful patterns on the window…See More
May 20, 2013
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Endangered Species Day: Gone Fishing: Oceans by the Number Review and Activity

Today is Friday – so we have a children’s book to review to add to the  Perfect Picture Book resource list that author Susanna Leonard Hill is building on her blog. For more wonderful reviews from authors, educators and others who contributed today, please go…See More
May 18, 2013
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I Was Invited To Speak in Singapore!!!!

In less than two weeks, I'll be flying to Singapore to participate in the 2013 Asian Festival of Children's Content.This annual international conference brings together authors, illustrators, publishers and other creators of children's media.I'm thrilled to have been invited to share my passion for using picture books as a parenting tool to build self-esteem and strengthen the parent-child connection. The event organizer, The National Book Council of Singapore, places great emphasis on…See More
May 12, 2013

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Picture Books Help Kids Soar
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Picture Book Review and Activity: Chick-O-Saurus Rex

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 3:00am 0 Comments

Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday. I haven’t been blogging recently because of our up-coming move…but I just had to share this very special book with all of you.

With the start of the new school year, many parents and children will be coping with a problem that has been around for a long time – bullying. I’m joining a special blog book tour to raise…

Continue

Clutter Gusting 101 and a Pitch Pick Contest

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 1:02pm 0 Comments

 clutter busting 101 and a pitch pick

Are you a saver or a tosser?

My sister-in-law once told me if you didn’t use something in a year, it was time to get rid of it.

I’ve got stuff that I haven’t used in… 10 or 20 years!

As many of you know, we are moving from Colorado to New Hampshire at the end of September.…

Continue

Monday Writing Magic: Building Relationships in the Kid Lit Community

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 2:14am 0 Comments

Monday Writing Magic: Building Relationsips Within the Kid Lit Community

Writing can be one of the most solitary occupations. Many writers carve out time from busy schedules that often include family and job responsibilities. Setting the alarm early or staying up after everyone else is in dreamland are two ways to find ‘quiet’ time.

Even though most of us need to be ‘alone’ when we are creating, it is really important to be part of a community that can…

Continue

Multicultural Picture Book Review and Activity for Kids

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 7:13pm 0 Comments

Today is Friday – time for a children’s book and an activity to keep the kids happy and busy!

Multicultural Picture Book Review and Cooking Activities

I found this book in a box at an open air town flea market when I was visiting my daughter and grandson in New Hampshire. I get into trouble at these places – how can you say no to a beautiful picture book for 25 cents? The seller wanted me to take the entire box of over a dozen hardcover…

Continue

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Thank you for such kind words. My blog is red for the holidays so here is a ribbon to match. All the best to you and your family. Clay
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LOL, laughed when I read your comment back when you thought I was on the West Coast since it was after 11pm where you are ... sadly, I am on the East Coast ... yes, it was three hours later!!! Blogging is ruining my beauty sleep :)
At 11:49pm on December 3, 2010, Nicole Morgan said…
This is why its midnight and I am sitting here on my laptop trying to come up with a plan of action :) There are sure not enough hours in the day!
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