Even though Autism Awareness Month is drawing to a close, I am always on the lookout for quality children’s books about kids on the autism spectrum disorder and ones that encourage inclusively and empathy. Then I stumbled upon the Stewie BOOM! series from Christine Bronstein is geared towards both families and parents with special needs… Read More Stewie BOOM! and Princess Penelope: Handprints, Snowflakes, and Playdates #ReadYourWorld
I love books. Anyone that has been following this site for more than a day can tell that too. But things get really exciting and rewarding for me when I am able to interview thought leaders and innovators in the world of multicultural children’s books. Publisher, Philip Lee, is one of those thought leaders. Philip… Read More #FoodJustice | How Readers to Eaters is changing how kids eat (and read!)
Author Yvette Pais came across my radar during Multicultural Children’s Bool Day 2017. Since then, we’ve stayed in touch and I consider her one of my many “online buddies.” She is kind, gracious and crazy-talented. Created by Yvette and illustrator Ines Hüni, the purpose of this new book, titled ¿Qué pasa? Los an Animales de la… Read More ¿Qué Pasa? | Alphabetization in the Spanish Speaking World
Social media seems to change faster and faster every year. Let me correct that; every WEEK. What was once “the-uber-best-hot strategy” can be viewed as “so last year” in just a few months. The learning curve with social media can be steep, and some folks feel as if keeping up with trends, strategies, and changes… Read More Feeling Frazzled? Try a Social Media Slow DOWN
Earth Day is only a few short days away! It’s a time when our communities share a like-minded cause of remembering to care and cherish our Earth. Earth Day came about after six years of effort from then Senator Gaylord Nelson, who, back in the 1960s, had the foresight to look at the long-term impact… Read More Learning by Doing: A Roundup of Earth Day Crafts and Printables!
I remember when my kids were little, and the evening skies were clear, I’d encourage them to make a wish on a star. It was always cute to listen to their innocent and whimsical wishes. My daughter was the wildcard; you never knew what she would wish for. Pet unicorns and the ability to bounce on clouds… Read More If Wishes Were Fishes, I’d Have A Pond Full
After I finished reading The Ostrich and Other Lost Things by Beth Hautala, I felt like I had struck gold. This middle reader/YA book is truly one of the best books I’ve read in at least 2 years. I am blown away by the storytelling and the lesson of unconditional love. The Ostrich is a… Read More A very special book for Autism Awareness Month | The Ostrich and Other Lost Things
If creating a side hustle, or a full-time gig, as a Virtual Assistant is still in your wheelhouse you are not going to want to miss this. The International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA) is dedicated to the professional education and development of members of the Virtual Assistance profession, and to educating the public on the… Read More The BEST Virtual Assistant Training possible | IVAA Summit 2018
I used to think that “staying present in the moment” was something reserved only for “young folk” who didn’t have kids or jobs. But now as I start a new chapter as someone who is “five decades plus two,” I totally get it. And Staying Present in the Moment isn’t that hard either…you just have to… Read More A Checklist For Staying Present in the Moment
Guest post from author, Carissa Andrews It’s not uncommon for writers to feel like they aren’t truly authors unless they’ve been published and represented by the big names. This mentality will not yield the publishing results you’re looking for and could be costing you time and earnings. A lot has changed in the publishing world in… Read More Can You Really Call Yourself an Author—or are You an Author Impostor?
If you were brave enough to actually click the link and get this far, you must be the mother of a pre-teen daughter. If you are a dude who clicked on this headline thinking this is would be a lesson in punctuation, I am going to say “menstruation” and lose you right…about….NOW. Ladies, are you… Read More When Aunt Flo pays a visit | Let’s talk Tweens and Periods #momlife
Guest post from Essentia Health of Brainerd, MN Happy Spring Everyone! One tradition many families enjoy during the Easter season is to dye hard-boiled eggs. They are often bright and colorful, adding a nice touch to the dinner table, and are good tasting too! There is some debate whether eggs should be a part of… Read More An Eggs-cellent discussion | the health benefits of eating Eggs