Woo-Hoo! It's time for another of Susanna Leonard Hill's Annual Writing Contests! This time it's a Valentine's Day theme, appropriate for children 12 and under, 214 words or less, and.....wait for it.... . . . Confusion! What the What? I know, me too! Here. Goes. Nothin. THE VALENTINE’S DAY STORY (WC, 214) BY: Angela Hawkins… Continue reading The Valentine’s Day Story
My teenager just got his driver's permit. Want to know what that looks like? Picture this...an old beat up mini-van complete with smashed in side (thank you drive through car wash), what looks like straight from the hood bullet holes (thank you Maryland road work improvement team), cracked windshield, front license plate dangling from one lone… Continue reading FRIDAY FRENZY- Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride
I don't know how it happened but a while back, Fall I think it was, I was in the laundry room digging around for all the dirty soccer gear and I'm pretty sure I was attacked by a mound of nappy socks, the kind of nappy socks that you take one whiff of and the… Continue reading FRIDAY FRENZY – The Napping House
Pumpkin Spice. Everything is pumpkin spice. Pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin spice pancakes, pumpkin spice candles, lotions, lip gloss, shampoo, dish soap, laundry detergent..ok, not yet, but you know they're working on it! That's right folks, its officially Fall! The pumpkin spice is falling from the trees to prove it! And when it's Fall, it's time… Continue reading GERTRUDE THE HORNLESS UNICORN’S HALLOWEEN
I'm sure some of you are already relaxing by the pool, sipping your strawberry lemonade, enjoying the summer of 2016, while the rest of us are still trudging through the last couple weeks of school... Ya'll stink! Only kidding.... . . . Seriously, where is that rotten egg smell coming from? Oh well, how about… Continue reading FRIDAY FRENZY – Flashlight
You guys...THIS book! It has been a family favorite for years. I love it! Maybe it's because I was born and raised in New Mexico and the Mexican culture was, and still is, an everyday part of life. Maybe it's all the lively colors...I mean, HOLA! COLORS! Maybe it's because rolling my tongue as I pronounce… Continue reading FRIDAY FRENZY – Bebe Goes Shopping
If you've ever put seed out to feed the birds, you have more than likely also put seed out to feed the squirrels...am I right? You have probably tried all sorts of gimmicks to stop those darn squirrels from eating all of that EXPENSIVE bird food...yes? You might have tried the 'ol amateur trick of… Continue reading FRIDAY FRENZY – Those Darn Squirrels!