Simmer Starters – March 25, 2016

I’m sorry for not blogging in the last couple of weeks!  I’ve been busy writing – hurray!  Hopefully I will have a post up next week, but in the meantime here are some Simmer Starters. 🙂 Laurie Isn’t a Good Guy; He’s a Nice Guy™ (Maddie Rodriguez) – Haha, this is pretty eye-opening!  Although it reads […]

Simmer Starters – March 4, 2016

7 Ways to Be More Creative (Jessica Knap) – This is a great roundup of ways to kickstart creativity! Complaining is Terrible For You, According to Science (Jessica Stillman) – How negativity or positivity literally rewire our brains.  “Synapses that fire together wire together.” Porn: The Quiet Anesthesia (Ethan Renoe) – Speaking of rewiring brains, here is a […]

Great Books for Teaching Little Ones About God

A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest. ― C.S. Lewis I am rather persnickety in choosing Christian literature to share with my kids – a 4 year old, 3 year old, almost 2 year old, and a baby.  It is of utmost importance to […]

5 Best TV Shows on Netflix for Toddlers and Preschoolers

My two oldest children are 4 and 3, and have sampled many of the children’s TV shows on Netflix.  Here are my five favorites of the shows currently available (as of August 2015). 1. Octonauts This is hands-down my favorite kids show on Netflix right now.  It reminds me of an undersea children’s Star Trek […]

Of Books and Babies

As a writer, I know the importance of beginnings. Everything hangs on the first few pages of your novel.  If readers don’t enjoy those, they probably won’t move on.  There are lots of books in the world, so unless someone else told them it was a good story, why should they spend time on a […]