Four years ago my family’s life was flipped upside down by a drunk driver who left my four nieces and one nephew without their homeschooling mother. He also left me without my best friend. My family adjusted our rhythm to support them for the next couple of years. It was difficult to keep going through…

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I love to read. At the beginning of March, I was sick, so I found myself reading more. Then COVID-19 hit and many of our activities came to a halt, which provided additional reading time. Really, this is my favorite way to relax. Recently I’ve joined NetGalley which gives readers the opportunity to preview new…

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Classic Short Stories on YouTube

My daughter is currently writing her short story for Challenge B and reading classics short stories to inspire her. She’s always been my kid that has struggled with reading . The masters wrote these stories, so their short length doesn’t exactly make them easy reads. I’ve rounded up those short stories read on YouTube to…

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It can be really challenging to compete with screens these days. First of all, screens offer some excellent learning and exploring opportunities. Secondly, they give us as parents a bit of time to get something done! Even though screens aren’t the enemy on their own, they can quickly take over your life. Over the years…

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“I will never read a book twice. There are just too many good books out there to read one a second time.” I’ve heard this sentiment often. I get it. If there are so many books on my shelf that I want to read, why would I ever think about reading one again? While it…

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