Monthly Archives: July 2017

It’s Never Too Early (or Too Late) to Start Reading to Kids – Babies, Toddlers, and Up

It’s Never Too Soon to Start Reading Books and Stories to Kids

Reading has always been a part of my life. Some of my best memories growing up are about books. Riding my bike to the nearby Bookmobile and gathering a sack full of books was like having Christmas any time of year! I also loved library days at school where we could go to the library and choose books. I read through all the Nancy Drew books that way…and many others. Nancy Drew ended up having a significant impact on my life as a writer many years later – and I’ll cover that story in a separate blog.

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You Don’t Have to Be a Great Writer to Have a Great Blog

Originally a guest post on WritersOnTheMove.com on 10/30/14

3 Mindsets Bloggers Should Have and Not Have To Be Successful

I’ve been thinking lately about what can help – or hurt – writers who wish to write a blog. When considering my own writing goals, I feel mixed. I have a strong desire to write about things of importance, yet also trepidation that I won’t say what’s on my heart in a way that resonates with readers. If I let myself dwell on the fear of failure, I’ve found I can effectively talk myself out of writing anything.

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Reading, Sunflower Seeds, and Trader Joes (Opened in Boise  February 28, 2014!)

What on earth, you ask, do sunflower seeds and Trader Joes have to do with reading?!

Probably nothing to anyone else, but to me, the ties are strong. It’s no surprise at this point to mention that one of my favorite pass times is reading. And going back to early, early days (pre-teen), a perfect afternoon was spent reading an intriguing book with a tasty big bag of sunflower seeds next to me, plowing my way through both seed and book. You could tell how engaging the book was by how rapidly the pile of sunflower seed shells rose in height!

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