Create, Educate, Lifestyle, Writing

The Blank Page

Hey there writers. Ever have a blank page crisis? Whether you are focusing on fiction or non-fiction, sometimes our minds just go blank. It happens to everyone. But getting over that rather large bump in the road is an absolute must if we want to keep the writing juices flowing. I'll admit, sometimes I'm exhausted… Continue reading The Blank Page

Educate, Writing

Transitions of Summer

Transitioning into summer has been very enjoyable this year in Sacramento.  The temperatures have risen but now seem to be staying mostly in the high 80s and low 90s.  Since school ended in early June I have spent much of my time working on re-creating curriculum for my 5th graders next year and teaching summer… Continue reading Transitions of Summer

Educate, Fifth Grade, Gardening / Outdoors, Spring, Uncategorized, Writing

Sacramento in Spring

Spring in Sacramento is the perfect time to live here.  The weather has simply been divine.  Mid 70s, slight breeze, glorious sunshine with wispy clouds ever so often... Hopefully it will rain a bit more before the scortching summer heat arrives as we did not have a wet winter and everyone is worried we are… Continue reading Sacramento in Spring

Educate, Fifth Grade, Service Learning, Writing


Congratulations to Pam Curcio! Pam won “The Treasure Chest Mysteries,” book two: The Jade Serpent in my Amazon giveaway. Thank you to all who entered to win. I hope you enjoyed the holidays, surrounded by friends, family and lots of laughter. After an active, five days with family, I am happily back to writing; working… Continue reading Congratulations!

Create, Third Grade, Writing

The Jade Serpent…Published!

Hi Friends! I am so excited to let you know that I have just published the second book in The Treasure Chest Mysteries: "The Jade Serpent." You can find it on Amazon in print and Kindle formats. I'd like to ask your help in spreading the word to all your friends who might be interested… Continue reading The Jade Serpent…Published!

Climate Change, Educate, Fifth Grade, Hunger

Hope Through Action

Hello Again. September is here and it is finally starting to cool off a bit in Sacramento!  While my issue with crazy hot weather has bothered me like a persistent fly this summer, it pales in comparison to what is happening in our world.  My heart goes out as I see devastation across our continent… Continue reading Hope Through Action