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  1. Giving Thanks

    by , 11-28-2013 at 12:09 AM (Things in My Saddle)

    This year is a very special Thanksgiving for me. I am overwhelmed by how much I have to be thankful for and I am so happy to have such a blessed life.
    This will be the first Thanksgiving that we are celebrating in our new home. Moving to this house changed our lives. Not only did we gain the room and storage that we so desperately needed, but we moved to a neighborhood where we truly feel at home. My kids have friends here, my husband and I have friends ...
  2. In the E-book Business

    by , 11-21-2013 at 02:56 PM

    After working several months on my first e-book, Iím proud to say I have finally published it.
    Then There Were Two: Essays on Motherhood is a book of essays adapted from my first columns with the Barrow Journal, written before and after my second son was born. So itís about a mother adjusting to life with an infant and toddler as well as musings on nature and family issues. It also has some of my photography from that time.

    Click here for the full column.
  3. Thankful

    by , 11-19-2013 at 09:39 PM
  4. STOP and Learn to Read!

    by , 11-19-2013 at 08:58 PM
    My latest blog post about teaching basic letter recognition and emergent reader skills using a stop sign. Post includes links to lots of free printables:

    There are some first things that a child learns to "read". One of those things is often a stop sign:

    A lot of people will argue, he's not really "reading" the stop sign. He's not actually decoding the print. He could not "read" the word in a different font, in a different location, if it was ...
  5. Teaching Through Gaming

    by , 11-19-2013 at 12:43 PM
    I'm a gamer, and I'm overjoyed to see my daughter benefiting from my little hobby.

    See my newest blog, "Teaching Through Gaming" which is reposted below:

    Games have been used in many ways to supplement learning, expounding on various subjects and making learning fun for the child. Iím leaning towards this as well, for reading at present time, though not in the sense that many folks may be accustomed.

    I recently began playing the game Everquest 2
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