Teaching Resource: Creative Writing Lesson Plan

It’s finally ready! The Creative Writing Lesson Plan has been a labor of love since January. The decision to put it together grew from a desire to engage my son in a way that would foster a joy for storytelling. Many hours went into it’s creation. And if one other teacher or homeschool parent orContinue reading “Teaching Resource: Creative Writing Lesson Plan”

3 Benefits of Writing Contests

Have you ever thought about entering a writing competition, but then wondered if it was worth the time and effort and, often, the cost? When I started writing fiction, I knew nothing about the publishing industry. I didn’t even know what I didn’t know. Books? Oh, yes. Love those. Words? Yep, slap a few togetherContinue reading “3 Benefits of Writing Contests”

7 Facts About Autism

I knew almost nothing about autism until 2014. That was the year we discovered our youngest son was autistic. And as we proceeded through the diagnostic process and subsequent therapies with him, we realized I was autistic too. I won’t delve into the difficulties of pursuing a diagnosis as an adult in this post (althoughContinue reading “7 Facts About Autism”

Routines and Reaching Out

It feels strange to carry on, holding on to ‘normal’ as best we can. Keeping up with the news. Working. Homeschooling. Checking on family and friends. All the while, the world is changing in ways that are hard to comprehend. It seems strange. All of it. Silence isn’t always empty. Sometimes it’s filled and there’sContinue reading “Routines and Reaching Out”