An Editing Tool Every Writer Needs

Writing, especially revision can be tricky. Maybe we’re pressed for time, or we’ve looked at a document so much our brain sees what we want to write instead of what we’ve written. Maybe we’re not sure where a comma or a semicolon should go, or we are learning how to write. Regardless, grammar and mechanics matter […]

Poetry Prompts for Mother’s Day

Poetry Prompts for Mother’s Day

What mother doesn’t love a poem from their child or grandchild. I’d take one any day. Don’t get me wrong, pasta necklaces and playdough projects are sweet, but a poem is something to keep forever. There are many ways to create a Mother’s Day poem.  Below you’ll find free verse, acrostic, haiku, and simile poem projects, […]

Teaching Children How to Keep Time

Teaching Children How to Keep Time

My youngest wants to know how to tell time. We practice by playing a clock game she enjoys, rotate paper hands around a cardboard clock she’s made, determine which number is being called forth by the little hand. It’s a milestone, learning how to tell time, like tying shoes and learning how to read. She’s […]

3 Days in Saint Louis- A Family Friendly Itinerary

3 Days in Saint Louis- A Family Friendly Itinerary

In need of a fun family getaway? One of my family’s favorite places to head for a few days away is Saint Louis. The City Museum, Science Center, Magic House, Botanical Gardens, Turtle Playground are just a few spots that make ups this kid-friendly city; Saint Louis offers countless opportunities for families to enjoy time together […]