Create, Writing


Today is the start of NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month. I have to say, I am very intimidated. The goal is to write an entire first draft of a novel in 30 days (Nov. 1 - 30). That is approximately 50,000 words. So - I'm officially procrastinating - writing this blog post. I have… Continue reading NaNoWriMo

Educate, Writing

Read This…Change a Life

Have you ever heard the saying, "If you can read this, thank a teacher?" Does the teacher in this scenario need to be in the classroom? Of course not. Parents, siblings, family members, friends can all have a hand in helping someone become literate. Then there is the old question of which came first, the… Continue reading Read This…Change a Life

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!