How To Develop An Awe-Inspiring Moment for Readers

How To Develop An Awe-Inspiring Moment for Readers

There is a great deal of conversation around kids not reading. Many people say that electronics are pulling our kids away from reading. There have been studies by Common Sense Media that show kids reading books less and less. However, I am not sure that is true. Even if we did blame electronics or TV for that matter, we would see that most kids are reading screens more and more. Does the platform matter as much as the actual act of reading? Probably not. 

3 Terrific Whys To Do A Summer Makerspace STEM Challenge

3 Terrific Whys To Do A Summer Makerspace STEM Challenge

Summertime is filled with trips to the beach, playing outside, and using your imagination. But what do you do if all you are hearing from your kids is What can we do today? {One thing I will say is when did my generation and the following suddenly become the cruise director for our kids?! When I was little, the answer was going outside and don’t come back in until it is dark. And we drank from the hose!} Yes, I am guilty too. I felt the constant need to entertain my children. I’ll get off this soapbox! Just keep that in mind. ;)

My Heartbreaking Journey With An Empty Nest

My Heartbreaking Journey With An Empty Nest

Just last week, I said goodbye to my 18-year-old daughter. After 6 years of going to camp with our church every summer for a week, she was now going to be a camp counselor for that same camp she attended as a camper. She will be gone for 2 months. I realize this is not forever, but I know that it is just the beginning of the end