I consider myself lucky. In 2008 and 2009, we had a financial advisor who gave us warnings and solid advice based on our needs. She had many of the attributes of a good financial advisor that John Woodman describes in his little book How to Pick a Financial Advisor (or Read More ….
How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare Ken Ludwig The only experience many of us have had with William Shakespeare’s plays and poetry is feeble attempts to read through the iambic pentameter and memorizing certain speeches. Few of us have attended a Shakespearean play because of those not-so-memorable attempts in high Read More ….
I’m not a fiction writer. I do know that I can hone my skills as a non- fiction writer by learning fiction techniques. Also, I have been to author Terry Burns workshop, “Writing to Reach Nonbelievers.” I knew there was at least one nugget for me to learn. I wasn’t Read More ….
Tooth fairy school? Failing tooth fairy school? Who would have thought it could happen? But it seem to be for Fairy May, the title character for Jo Linsdell’s latest children’s book. Poor Fairy May is having trouble in tooth fairy school. She can’t quite get the spells and potions, and Read More ….
My usual M.O. with a book about living off the land is turning to the gardening chapters first. Since my move from California to Texas, I haven’t been able to grow a thing. Not even a self-respecting weed will take hold. When Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) Read More ….
When teaching my tweens and teens at home, I found it hard to find a simple devotional that they could relate to. My children didn’t date, didn’t deal with locker room gossip, or the usual school social structure. In fact, some of the typical devotionals written for young people glorified Read More ….
At some point in our lives we are all caregivers. Whether caring for an infant or a loved one with a chronic illness, we all have been there. Sometimes we consider caregiving just a natural part of our life at the moment, at other times it’s doesn’t seem normal. Caring for Read More ….
Our family has enjoyed reading aloud for years, even beyond the early reading days. There was a lull in the aloud-reading department after our children left home and before grandkiddos came along. Now when they visit, we have both serious story reading and funny romps through books. Out and About at Read More ….
I’m not usually drawn to romance novels and the current crop of dark romance really hasn’t appealed to me. I was drawn to Juliet Immortal, not because it falls into either of these categories, but because of the unique story premise. Stacy Jay’s most recent addition to dark romance for Read More ….
I’m usually leery of books that claim to encourage imaginative play. Too often exact steps are given as to what should be imagined and how the play should be undertaken. made to play! isn’t a book about play; it’s about toys. Toys can be the spark needed for imaginative play. Read More ….