Could you use some encouragement? It’s easy to feel lost and small in this world, especially right now in the midst of a global pandemic, when news headlines oscillate from one sweeping crisis to another. And that’s why I cannot think of a better time for this book to get into your hands. When I… Read more »Read More
Reading that TASTES so GOOD!
Friends! First a confession. You already know I wrote a book about the Mainer who tried to make illegal to put tomatoes in clam chowder. It’s a true story from Maine’s 1930’s history. The matter was ultimately resolved with a cook-off: Manhattan vs. New England. Even Joe DiMaggio found himself ensnared in this controversy! So… Read more »Read More
How To TALK TO KIDS About Wednesday’s Domestic Terror Attack and Insurrection, and What it Means for the Future of America
In writing this headline, I chose my words VERY carefully. I wanted to make sure I found the most accurate words to describe what we all witnessed at our nation’s capital Wednesday. The FBI’s own definition of Domestic Terrorism most closely describes the violent scenes of radicalized extremists storming the capitol building in an attempt… Read more »Read More
This Holiday Season, I’m Wishing you Hope!
Christmas Eve Cape Elizabeth, Maine – Before a Christmas storm wipes out power to the Northeast in a solid last minute effort to top-off our disdain for 2020… I want to take a moment to say thank you to all of you. Thank you for your encouragement, your friendship, for reading my books, and… Read more »Read More
Camp COVID Summer Learning: Black Joy! Our Black History Awakening
Hello Friends! As part of our summer learning adventure, we are in the midst of an amazing, eye-opening, heart-swelling journey through Black History. It’s all coming together visually with our Black History Awakening Mural project. The recipe here is simple: Books + movies + crafts = mural. This beautiful mural is serving as a deep-conversation… Read more »Read More
Camp COVID Summer Learning: Jump the Broom!
Hello, Friends! We are deep into our Black History Awakening Mural… and it’s so so good! And today we’ve got a great book and a fun craft that is bringing our mural to life! If you are just joining us, welcome. We are in the midst of an amazing summer learning project. My family… Read more »Read More
Camp COVID Summer Learning: Our Black History Awakening Mural (The Frederick Douglass Edition)
Hello, Friends! We are in the midst of an incredible summer learning project: a Black History Awakening mural. If you missed my first post on how to get started, check it out here! This July 4th, NPR released a reading of Frederick Douglass’ powerful Independence Day speech read by his descendants. It took my breath away…. Read more »Read More
Camp COVID: Our Black History Awakening (and how you and your family can have one, too!)
Friends, I’ve got to be honest. I made a discovery over the last few weeks that was a record-rip STOP EVERYTHING moment. In the midst of having lots of candid conversation with my kids about race, racism, Black Lives Matter, white privilege, and more . . . I uncovered a gap that needed to be… Read more »Read More
THREE Problems SpaceX Had to Solve to Launch Astronauts into Space! Plus everything you need for Saturday’s HISTORIC rocket launch!
Wake up and tell the kids! Today is the day!… as long as weather cooperates and it looks like it’s going to! (and it didn’t which is why SATURDAY IS THE DAY! at 3:22 pm EST. for reals this time!) Saturday, Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, will launch astronauts to the International Space Station aboard… Read more »Read More
CAMP COVID: The HISTORIC Week Ahead! Americans to launch astronauts into space from U.S. soil for first time in NINE years!
Okay, readers, friends and space fans! This week is going to be big. It’s been NINE years since America sent astronauts into space from U.S. soil. NINE. YEARS. Astronauts blasting off into space? My kids know that’s something the Russians do. Not America. Because in their lifetime, that’s been the truth. That changes this week…. Read more »Read More