18 for 2018

I am not a big believer in New Year’s resolutions. They always feel like they have to be big life-changing things that are not realistically achieved. Instead, I like the idea of goals or things you want to accomplish. I was listening to Gretchen Rubin’s “Happier” podcast and she was creating an 18 for 2018 …

Blog 2.0

I am back writing here after going quiet unceremoniously.  But as you will see in the coming weeks and months, there were reasons for that. I started to wonder what I was trying to do on the blog. When I started writing 8 ½ years ago, the blog was my coping mechanism, a safe space …

Family Journal

I wrote a few weeks ago about attending a talk by Penny Kittle about helping kids with writing skills at home. In the previous post I shared about how reading helps with writing skills. One of the tips she gave for helping kids with writing is to start a family journal. The journal is something …