It was almost 2 years ago that I have the chance to interview Sara Sherman from Discovery Horse and her family as part of a Featured Family Cover Story for Lakes Area Living Magazine in 2016! Here’s the super-cool info/tidbits/details that didn’t make it into the story (A.k.a-the Story Scraps) Cover Photo courtesy of Studio… Read More Story Scraps: Sara Sherman from Discovery Horse
Guest post from Essentia Health-St Josephs Hospital of Brainerd During these cold months, most folks want to hibernate inside and drop all outdoor activities. However, there’s no need to spend almost half a year sitting inside. “When it comes to being active outdoors, there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing choices,”… Read More The weather outside may be frightful, but exercising outdoors can be delightful
There are days when I Just.Can’t.Even. I don’t want to write. I don’t want to do Social Media. I don’t want to be perky and happy. And I certainly don’t want to adult. I call these days “Anti-Adulting Days.” These are the days when I wonder what the heck I was/am thinking/doing. Am I doing the… Read More Anti-Adulting Days | When you don’t feel like trying, what do you do?
As Project Manager for Multicultural Children’s Book Day, one of the big things I am working on this week is spreading the word on the MCBD Twitter Party on 1/27/18 (9:00-10:00p.m. ET). This will be our 5th Twitter Party and I can assure you that these parties are INSANELY fun and very fast-paced! For… Read More How to Participate in the 2018 Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party #ReadYourWorld
Candlewick Press is one of the fastest-growing children’s book publishers in the United States. Established in 1991, they are a progressive and creative company, with a steadfast commitment to the best, which is due in part to their rare independence–being 100 percent employee-owned gives them the freedom to publish only the books they believe in.… Read More A Candlewick Press Booklist for Young Readers
A few years ago, I noticed many of my friends picking their “Word” for the upcoming New Year. At first I was puzzled, then I saw the infinite power and usefulness of this practice. Let me explain: Your “One Word” is the one word you pick to sum up what you want to accomplish/achieve in… Read More My One Word-The 2018 Edition
Networking events and Meetups are awesome. A Meetup group is a local community of people. Meetup groups are sustained through Meetup events, which are face-to-face gatherings that happen in real life between members and organizers. You can find a Meetup group in your neighborhood on the Find page. Being a pretty seasoned “networker” I totally enjoy attending these events and since I’ve “been around… Read More 5 Things To NOT do at a Meetup
I have so much fun pulling together my favorite multicultural kids’ books that I encounter during the long hours (and tons of fun) that it takes to prepare for the annual Multicultural Children’s Book Day online event. The first year I made my “Multicultural Books That Have Tugged At My Heart Strings” list was 2016.… Read More Multicultural Books that have Tugged at my Heart Strings (the 2018 Version)
Happy New Year and welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children’s book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations. What Is #DiverseKidLit? Diverse Children’s Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children’s books that feature diverse characters. This community… Read More The First #DiverseKidlit Link-Up of 2018!
I think my family has taken a shine to giraffes and their majestic beauty since we met Puzzles the Giraffe at our own local zoo a few years ago. He’s such a handsome fellow 🙂 Recently a lovely author named Savannah reach out to me and asked if I would have interest in sharing her… Read More #DiverseKidlit Book Review NONNIE and I (plus some Giraffe Fun Facts!)
Ever wish you could figure out how to make money from your blog even though you are brand spankin new, just starting out or your readership is just not growing as fast as you would like? To be honest, I’ve been blogging actively for over nine years and I STILL wish I could gain more… Read More 2 ebooks to help monetize your blog (even if it’s little!)
Here we are again. A brand new year. How did that happen? I know, right?! Time flies crazy fast. Everyone is frantically planning how they are going to rock 2018 and make this year their year. And they should. Changes will be made. Resolutions will be formed and steps will be taken to point this… Read More 2018 is YOUR year and FREElance FREEdom is a “thing”