Cardinal Rule Press Brand Ambassador!

Cardinal Rule Press (CRP) is a traditional publisher based in Michigan whose mission statement is: Through commitment to families and children, we lead the way in providing messages that empower schools, families and communities by providing inspirational children’s books, programs and events around those books. I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I have beenContinue reading “Cardinal Rule Press Brand Ambassador!”

Happy New Year!

Hello and Happy New Year to all! We do this silly thing each December where we eat all the food and drink all the drinks while try to manage the stress of the holidays, the lack of sunlight and busy schedules. The reoccurring phrase seems to be, “I’ll start January 1st” or “I’ll take careContinue reading “Happy New Year!”

Free Little Library

Have you passed by a Free Little Library where you live? Have you borrowed a book or donated one for others to read and enjoy? Free Little Libraries began with a man named Todd Bol. He built a little library to honor his mother who was a school teacher. The first little library was designedContinue reading “Free Little Library”

The Magic of Being a Teacher

Before I begin, when I say teacher, I am not only talking about a classroom teacher. I am talking about all forms of teaching and impacting children: parents, caregivers, grandparents, aunts/uncles, friends, neighbors. It takes a village, right? I teach second grade. Second graders are seven or eight years old. Let me describe the averageContinue reading “The Magic of Being a Teacher”

Books Need To Be Windows And Mirrors

Last year, I stepped away from the classroom after 10 years of teaching. It wasn’t part of my plan. I was angry, frustrated and sad. Angry for spending countless hours last summer to prep for an unknown school year, frustrated for not spending more time with my own children, sad to not be teaching andContinue reading “Books Need To Be Windows And Mirrors”

Are audiobooks cheating?

Welcome and happy Tuesday! I’d like to start this post with the question from our title: Are audiobooks cheating? When I say cheating I mean, cheat reading. You’re not ACTUALLY reading, but it IS material from a book. So, is it cheating? I feel like I have induced smoke to billow from audiobook lovers earsContinue reading “Are audiobooks cheating?”

Are you a “reading stealer?”

Before I begin, I need to reflect on last week’s post about my hubby and illustrator, Chad. That post had more viewers/readers than any other post I have written. So you all loved Chad…message received. I mean I get it, I married the guy and I kind of love him a whole lot. I mayContinue reading “Are you a “reading stealer?””