My Writing History

October 4, 2013

In a far away pre-kids time,  I was a senior high school English teacher. Woefully undereducated by a college where English was a reflection of social interests (Hispanic Women’s Lit and Gender Roles in Shakespeare) rather than study nuisances of our language and be exposed to master story tellers, I spent most nights studying to […]

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Quote Art- A Gift for Giving?

December 7, 2012
Crafts To Do With Tweens

Need a craft to do with your daughter? Or an activity that will keep her and friends busy for hours? Try this quotation art project. You can’t get it done in one sitting. It will take two or three sessions. But when it is done it makes a great room decoration or a gift worth […]

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Storing Her Creations without Clutter

August 14, 2012
kids art storage

School is starting soon. I wish I was the organized person who used the end of the school year to organize things, but really, it is the start of a new school year that kicks me in to panic mode and makes me start organizing. I feel a need to get it under control before […]

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6 ways to foster creativity in your kids

August 7, 2012
kid with hands full of paint

Creativity is a divine gift for humans. It is a coping and survival skill. It can grow and flourish or shrink and barely survive. As a mom, I want to encourage creativity, foster it and make it grow in my girls. Creativity is not limited to crayons, markers, glue and scissors though when kids are […]

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Why creativity is important

August 2, 2012

Sweat dripped from my hair as I listened. The American college students were planning their lesson for their Chinese friends. The topic was American literature  in a one-hour lesson.  Whew.  They picked a classic short story, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson. Do you remember it? (spoiler alert: you can read the story here first if […]

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