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 […]

Hiking with Children in South Central Indiana

Hiking with Children in South Central Indiana

Many of my family’s best times together have been on a trail. We’ve walked through the seasons with children in packs on backs, watched little legs eager to forge ahead, stopped for seconds and hours while they explored every nook and cranny.  Through creeks and meadows with one who likes to lag behind and one intent on […]