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My Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Lately it seems like there’s a lot of bad stuff happening in the world. I don’t know about you, but day after day my Facebook and Twitter feeds are full of bad news and almost nothing else—a space that used to be full of puppy videos and exciting updates from my friends both near and far now is filled with anger, hate, and, most strikingly, fear. 824 more words

Wednesday Wisdom

“Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces.”

~Judith Viorst

Wednesday Wisdom

'The Pleasures of Ordinary Life' - a poem by Judith Viorst

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Lis Goodwin – your voice coach


Books That Will Make You Laugh

Laughter can brighten any day, and these humorous picture books will put a smile on the faces of the young, and those who read to them. 506 more words

Picture Books

Traces: A New Series

Right from the get go, this summer presented its challenges. I say challenges because I like to think that I can rise to them, rather than being overcome by them. 302 more words


Mother Doesn't want a dog

This is not an original poem, but I loved it so thought would share.

Mother doesn’t want a dog.

Mother says they smell,

And never sit when you say sit, 106 more words


Since Hanna Moved Away

The poetry of Judith Viorst

Judith Viorst (born February 2, 1931) is an American writer. She has written books for both adults and children. She is best known for her children’s literature, such as The Tenth Good Thing About Barney (about the death of a pet) and the Alexander series of short picture books, which includes the much loved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (1972). 602 more words

Children's Books