Ok, first of all, don’t come to me if you choose to sell your silverware to buy these books. That said, it’d be worth it. They’re that good. Continue reading
My first marriage didn’t really stand a chance. Long story short, I met my husband’s kids in the middle of the rehearsal. Flown in from California, out of foster care, in the middle of a terrible legal battle, they showed up in a flurry. I knew I was in trouble.
The week after the honeymoon, I was a mom. At 23, I found myself dealing with a new marriage, an 8 and 10-year-old out of a meth house, and all the legalities and personalities that come with that kind of trauma. See what I mean? Not a chance. We were like a test tube experiment gone wrong; a war-zone with walking wounded.
Nope, my first marriage was doomed….. Continue reading
Wally McDoogle is a maniac; in his own words, “a human catastrophe”. His epic adventures are unlike those of any twelve year old alive. He’s been: hazed, scheduled as dinner for a mechanical Hollywood alien, chased by the SWAT team, sent into outer space (OK, he sort of sent himself), transformed into a giant hamburger, and the list goes on. Actually, it goes on for 28 wonderful, laughter-inducing books. Continue reading
Literacy is vital for our children’s futures. It is vital for the future of the United States. I thought about giving you statistics, about pointing out all the things that are impacted by reading (or lack thereof). Then I thought, “Self, these wonderful people are reading a blog about Thinking Kids. These people believe in reading. These people believe in literacy.” Myself and I agreed there is no reason to address the joys of reading – at least not in this particular blog post. Rather, I thought I’d talk about how to create an atmosphere conducive to reading. Continue reading