A few songs I’ve written

A few songs I’ve written

I am not a professional musician. But my mom was, and she’s written quite a few songs. I knew when we needed some songs for our elementary school, that I should just give it a go, because that’s what she’s taught me. She raised me 

Talking Like the Rain

Talking Like the Rain

It’s been raining this week (hooray!), and I couldn’t help but think about a book of poetry we have called Talking Like the Rain: A Read-to-me Book of Poems, selected by X.J. Kennedy and Dorothy M. Kennedy and illustrated by Jane Dyer. This beautiful book of 

A Night Divided

A Night Divided

I just finished listening to A Night Divided on Audible yesterday and LOVED it! If you have ever seen the movie “Night Crossing,” you will love this. If you are interested in Cold War history, you will love this. If you like historical fiction or gripping 

My Father’s Dragon

My Father’s Dragon

Yesterday I was drinking some cranberry juice (Straight! UNSWEETENED! Yowza! Talk about TART!), and I thought about cranberry, which reminded me of one of our family’s favorite books, My Father’s Dragon.  If I could, I would recommend this book to every family with a young boy who 

Summer reads review

Summer reads review

I had dreams of reading many books this summer. While I didn’t accomplish that desire, I did enjoy the books I read/listened to! Here are a few that I wanted to share about now that summer is over and my books are overdue: Luckiest Man: The 

Golden Moments

Golden Moments

This morning I have to pause to record two Golden Moments before I carry on with my day. If I don’t, I may forget them, as life’s busyness has a way of erasing them (temporarily) from my mind. Writing them down is kind of like 

A great book for boys? Big Red gets a big thumbs up

A great book for boys? Big Red gets a big thumbs up

I just finished reading Big Red, and what a lovely feeling of satisfaction I have from this story. (It sure took me a long time! I thought in July that I’d be able to cruise through several books–and my family, too–but we’ve been as busy as 

What I’m listening to

What I’m listening to

I really missed listening to books, so I resubscribed at a special price to be able to use Audible again. Listening to books is a great way for me to keep reading when I don’t always have time to sit down and read. I listen when 

Some seeds you nurture grow faster than you think

Some seeds you nurture grow faster than you think

Anna was reading in bed the other morning when I saw how far she was into a book. I looked to see what she was reading: Eragon. Wow. My nine-year old is almost done reading Eragon? This reminded me of other moments I have had as 

Independence Day: July 2?

Independence Day: July 2?

“Happy Fourth of July! Wait, scratch that. We mean: Happy Second of July! Hold on, that’s still not right: Happy Second of August! “John Adams thought that future generations of Americans should celebrate Independence Day ‘with Pomp and Parade, with Shows, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells,