The Gift of Reading

When I say that I believe reading is a gift, it is a message that comes from my heart. The joy–and even sorrow–that comes from a book can be a comforting companion. The emotions and thoughts they provoke unrivaled. It is something that I want all children (and adults) to experience. It is why you will always find books underneath our Christmas tree each year.

Children and Fire Safety

Over the past few weeks the news media has showcased the deadly Napa fires in Northern California and the devastation that occurred in the wake of its path. For many viewers, it was only an image on the screen. For others, it was a horror that forever changed their lives. For me, I watched [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|Children's Books, Project Literacy, Sunday Morning|7 Comments

The Little Colonel

It was a quiet, Saturday morning as my husband and I strolled along the waterfront. We opted for a different route than usual, bypassing the tree-lined street with friendly pedestrians. Mocha in hand, we sat on a bench and stared out at the rippling waves and bridge in the distance. As the temperature rose, [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Children's Books, Project Literacy, Sunday Morning|8 Comments

Discover new books with BookBub

I learned about BookBub when it came across my news feed on Twitter. It's been around for awhile. But how many of you have heard of it or have bothered to sign-up for a free account? Hopefully, you have. If not, I want to recommend why you should. First, let's find out a little more [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|Author Community, Sunday Morning|Comments Off on Discover new books with BookBub

The Smell of Christmas

As I've mentioned in previous blog posts, we all have our special family traditions. Something that sparks deep within us and makes us smile at the memory. For me, it is Christmas morning. The tradition stretches back to the time of being a little girl. The excitement of the morning, and the smell of Christmas. [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Sunday Morning|Comments Off on The Smell of Christmas

The Christmas Shoes

As the holidays approach, we all honor our special traditions. One of mine is to watch the holiday movie The Christmas Shoes. Curled up next to my husband with a box of tissues, and my daughter nearby, we all settle down. This movie goes straight to my heart every time. I think we all have movies that touch us for one reason or another. This is mine. […]

By | December 8th, 2016|Sunday Morning|6 Comments