4 Books for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a time to shine the light on the realities of childhood cancer, emphasizing the importance of life-saving research, and join together to make a difference for children diagnosed. The situation is urgent – incidence rates are rising, and cancer remains the leading cause of…

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Self-Publishing from The Very, Very Beginning

{Guest post from author and teacher, Carolyn Wilhelm} My name is Carolyn Wilhelm. I am a blogger, curriculum writer, and have self-published my own books. My long-time friend, Becky (also known as Franticmommy) invited me to share my thoughts and info on her site because she gets asks A LOT…

Kidlit Picture Books about Germs, Viruses, and Social Distancing

It seems like yesterday that my kids were little and we were facing the Back-to-School jitters. Now they are big, noisy, teenage eating machines who are enjoying the final years of their schooling journey. I also recall when my mind was filled with sharing picture books with them that calmed…

A Helpful Guide: Teaching Table Manners to Your Young Kids

I distinctly remember all the times (as a child) that my poor mom had to remind me of things like “chew with your mouth shut” or “keep your elbows off the table” during mealtimes. I also distinctly remember thinking that she must have some sort of weird compulsion that made…

Kidlit Picture Books with Messages of PEACE

Classic tales and favorite books are a big part of everyone’s childhood history. We can all pinpoint one or two books from our youth that were perennial favorites and often the ones we requested mom or dad read to us over and over. But I also know that history is…

Nature’s Classroom: Dirt, Critter and Water Activities for Kids

The summer season is upon us, and this fleeting time of year needs to be filled with adventures and sunny fun. After a crazy year of Distance Learning, Homeschooling, and Shelter in Place orders, its time to get outside and dive into Nature’s Classroom. Currently, I live in a neighborhood…

Nature’s Classroom | Two Bird I.D. Books Young Naturalists

This last spring I set up two brand new bird feeders outside my office window and bought higher-quality birdseed from our local Farmer’s Market. The reward was a plethora of gorgeous birds that my 54-year-old self hasn’t recalled ever seeing! This prompted the hunt and ultimate purchase of TWO great…

A peaceful picture book for Anxious Kiddoes

The Magical Mindful Day: a Peaceful Picture Book

“Hope for the Future begins with Children.” Anxiety and big emotions are such a large part of our children’s lives these days. Probably more so than ever thanks to the state of our world in 2020. Just think, a year ago many kids had never heard of things like pandemics, distance…

Picking eBooks that Sooth your Soul and Feed Your Brain

So how are you? I think we are in the 8th week of lockdown/quarantine? Honestly, my ultra-introvert life hasn’t changed a ton so there are many times (a day) when I am unsure what freaking day it is much less how long we’ve been living under the Fear Shadow called…

A mini victory in a time of struggle and fear

I did it! I FINALLY finished the third book in my Work from Home Pros series! If you recall, I wrote and published Book 1 (FREElance FREEdom: Creating the Work-From-Home Life You Crave) and Book Two (MOM BOSSING: The Freedom to Create the Business You Love) during the epically cold…

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