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Showing posts from May, 2015

Published children's book

This post is slightly off topic, but not quite. Several years ago, I wrote a short little children's picture book for my oldest daughter, Rachel, and last night I decided to take the plunge and digitally publish it with Amazon. The book is called ' Not Bedtime, Almost ' it's a cute little story about a little girl named Rachel, who is so used to her bedtime routine that she "reminds" mommy what she needs to do next before she can go to bed.  Not Beditme, Almost is available for only  $2.99, so hurry on over and get your copy! Don't forget to leave a comment to let me know what you think!!

Being involved with your kid's school as a single parent

With springtime comes field trips and end-of-the-year parties, and with them the feeling that I'm not involved enough in my daughters' school activities. (I'm sure most single parents feel that way) Sometimes I worry that their teachers don't think I'm as involved as I could be. I never volunteer to help with parties, I forget to send in birthday cupcakes, or to order books when they send home scholastic flyers. However, even though I don't go to school functions, I ALWAYS spend time helping them with their homework and trying to help them learn to love school and reading.  My youngest daughter's second grade class did a Mother's Day event this year and I actually managed to be there (for part of it). When I had to leave early, she started crying. Her friends tried to cheer her up, but she says it didn't help. I hated leaving her, but I didn't have a choice. Her class has a field trip at the end of the week and she wanted me to go with h