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MyCup2Yours
An update on Finding Mommy Bliss

Aug 26, 2013
An update on Finding Mommy Bliss

In case you didn’t see my blog post a while ago, I wanted to share with you that I got a book contract from Hallway Publishing over the summer and they plan to release Finding Mommy Bliss in hardcover in May, 2014–just before Mother’s Day. I’m really excited about the timing and will be forming a book launch team a few...

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Enter the Between
Elk Grove Citizen : Lifestyle

Elk Grove Citizen : Lifestyle

Here's a nice article written by Elizabeth Pinkerton about how my family came to California from Holland and settled in Elk Grove. Elk Grove Citizen : Lifestyle RSS 2.0: http://enterthebetween.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

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MidLifeBloggers
MidLifeBloggers Writers Workshop Update: Thinking About Process

Jul 11, 2013

Failure is such an ugly state of being, so isn’t it common sense to try to avoid it? And doesn’t it seem reasonable that a good way to avoid failure is to avoid really trying to succeed?

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Eduskeptic
Summer time, childhood time!

Jul 3, 2013
Summer time, childhood time!

  It’s summer time, and here we are in the throes of a heat bubble. It is hot, even where I live in the mountains. This is the time of year that children really enjoy. Hot or not, it’s their time. The schedule is whatever they can make it, and what ever the parental...

Eduskeptic
When should children start kindergarten? Take your time, there is no rush

Jul 2, 2013

Over and over I am asked about young children and school. When should my little one start Kindergarten? What about transitional Kindergarten? When should my child start reading? Is there something wrong, my 4 year old isn’t reading? And on it goes. Most of the answers that I hear which push early everything are...

MidLifeBloggers
MidLifeBloggers Writers Workshop Update

Jul 1, 2013

I'm looking to create an online experience that is specific and personal to each participant. I intend to duplicate as much as possible virtually the workshop experience that I’ve offered in real time in the past.

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Eduskeptic
Still following the money

Jun 24, 2013
Still following the money

There is no simple way to describe how schools receive money and are funded in the U.S. The entire process is an Alice in Wonderland experience, which is to say that falling down the rabbit hole could very well make more sense to the average person. First, it is vitally important to understand that...

MidLifeBloggers
The MidLifeBloggers Writers Workshop Returns

Jun 24, 2013

The simple fact is I know the power that comes from being able to communicate in writing. To commandeer one’s thoughts, to harness one’s emotions, to find the words and the syntax that drives them straight into a reader’s mind: it is, I believe...

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MyCup2Yours
My new (and first ever) podcast

Jun 21, 2013
My new (and first ever) podcast

I’m so excited to tell you all about my new podcast, Part Time Author! It’s the first podcast I’ve ever done, and I have kidlit writer, illustrator, and tech expert Aaron Robbins to thank for getting the whole thing going. He’s my amazing co-host and he takes care of all things technical. (I wouldn’t...

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The Blue Muse
Grief, accumulated: Thoughts on secondary trauma, writing and resilience

Jun 11, 2013
Grief, accumulated: Thoughts on secondary trauma, writing and resilience

It started with Sean's suicide last April. And then a few month's later, Bud's lost battle with pancreatic cancer. And then John's heart attack followed shortly after by Nick's. By the time the Newtown massacre hit in December, I couldn't write a word....

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