July 2015 finds me boggled... where do I take my writing and what do kids today want and need to read. I am currently working in a behavioral center for children 8 to 18 and I am running my own little primitive fabric shop and I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and I am doing some freelance writing in the nursing arena....... Whew. I am tired just reading this.
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness so time to bring out my Children's Picture book
Look for more books in the series covering Juvenile Diabetes, Sickle Cell Anemia, Cystic Fibrosis, Juvenile Arthritis, and Cerebral Palsey to name a few..... real kids want to know.
Welcome to my author website
Those of you who have visited my page,
I write all kinds of fun and interesting stories for children and I write some pretty cool stuff for adults too. My favorite stories are about children who have a problem and find a good way to solve it. My next best thing to write about are different animals. I love kittens, puppies, ponies, and alpacas. Adults will like my prayerbook, and I am working on Christian fiction, a quilting book, and health and wellness ideas for mom and dad.
This website will feature stories, recipes, crafts, and interesting facts for children and their parents. Maybe we can share ideas about what you like to read. There will also be a chance for you to submit a story to share. I have all kinds of fun stuff planned for us. And I want mom and dad to enjoy what they find here too. No matter what kind of family you have, hopefully you will find interesting things to read, activities to try, and ways to stay healthy.
The very first item on my list is to find the ideas that interest you. I need your help. Leave a comment and give me some suggestions for what you think a good topic would be? I can't wait to read your ideas.
School is almost over for the year, spring break is this month for most, and I have great plans for school visits next year. Here are the topics I can bring to your school:
Writing Picture Books
First Aide for First Grade
First Aide for Second Grade
First Aide for Third Grade
Sharing Your State
As the author of a prayer book for adults and a picture book for children, I have a passion for helping children learn to love reading and writing. As a nurse I can also offer children basic skills to help others in need and to recognize how satisfying it can be to develop these skills.
Watch for upcoming dates available for school visits and specific outlines for content to be posted here soon.
School has resumed after a busy holiday season. It is time to gather new school supplies, organize your bedroom and closet, and get back into the swing of homework. Here are some tips to make your second semester the best ever.
- Be organized. Set out your clothes for school the night before. Pack your lunch, put your school books or school bag by the door, and have all the things you need each morning all ready to go before you go to sleep each night.
- Keep your bedroom clean, make your bed each morning, put your clothes away, and be responsible for your belongings
- Have an area either in your room, family room, or kitchen where you do your homework each night. Keep pencils, erasers, paper, and a waste can handy. Make it in an area that has bright lighting so you avoid straining your eyes.
- If your study area is near the computer, avoid being distracted with it unless you need to use if for a paper or research. Finish homework first, then there will be computer time.
- Shower at night to avoid being late in the morning. Taking your shower at night might also give you an extra few minutes to sleep.
- Eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Children up to the age of 18 need three meals a day, plenty of water and milk, and 8-10 hours of sleep each night. I know sometimes it is impossible to get that much sleep if you are doing homework, have after school activities, or have family obligations in the evening and I know you have to have friend time too. But it really does help you to have the brain power you need to do well in school if you eat well and get your rest.
These tips can be narrowed down to one line of advice. Develop good eating, sleeping, studying, and organization habits and it will lead to a successful end of the school year. Try it for a few weeks and see how it feels.