Life lessons: A Christmas film that shares many

life lessons, christmas tree bell

My husband’s favorite movie is Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. Our family makes a homemade Advent calendar each year and one of the pages always includes watching this film as a family activity. As a side note, I (randomly) suggested watching it the other day and all three [ keep reading ]

Ginger Pye: a read-aloud and a recipe

Ginger Pye, yellow puppy in grass

I can’t tell you how many times I have read Eleanor Estes’s Ginger Pye. You may know Ms. Estes as the author of The Moffats series and about a dozen other children’s books, but Ginger Pye is the best by far, in my humble opinion. It makes a wonderful read-aloud for children of all ages. [ keep reading ]

So You Think You Can Write?

An African proverb tells us, “If you can walk, you can dance.” I propose that, “If you can think, you can write stories”. We are all filled with imagination to some extent. Don’t think you have a creative bone in you? I challenge you with this: Have you ever dreamed while you were sleeping? Have [ keep reading ]


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