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Picture Books for Units on Family

Well, I had planned to share this book because I saw that National Family Week is coming up next month, but as I read more, I realized that that’s just a conservative political campaign of intolerance. Forget that! I hope in your own unit on family, you focus on diversity

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NPM2022 Day 19: My Mom-in-Law Can Make Anything

Here’s today’s sticky note poem. This one started out with my reading some Taylor Mali poems for an upcoming poem. This one broke my heart, and I decided to oppositify the first few lines. I’m telling you, just trying to pick an opposite word for every noun is such an

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I Love You, Giraffe

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I didn’t think I’d make Poetry Friday this week, but then… I wrote “giraffe eyelashes” in my gratitude list one night after an episode of The Secret Life of the Zoo (I adore that show!). The next day, I received

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The Poetry Friday Roundup Is Here!

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I’m so happy to be hosting this week. I’m feeling sad about a breakup in the family, and this is a good distraction–along with being super busy with deadlines, storytimes, and promoting my forthcoming picture book. Poetry Princesses

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If an Aurora Appears [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Hi, Poetry Friday friends. First, thanks for all the lovely wishes for Annabelle’s wedding :>) Even a rainy day and social distancing couldn’t tamp down the joy! I missed PF last week, and I missed you guys. This weekend will

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Respirator [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)  Also, Poetry Friends who have seen our Poetry Princesses/Poetry Sisters/Poetry 7 posts for many years — After more than a decade of writing together and several years of monthly assignments, we wondered if any of you might like

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Grateful for…

I wanted to share a few more things I’m grateful for, because the harder or more stressful things are, the more it helps to focus on that. My husband Randy has been going through some painful medical procedures lately, with a scary fever and 3‑night hospital stay. I’m so grateful

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Photo Shoot Chaos

Just a light behind the scenes story today. My latest book, Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle, is dedicated to my five great nephews and nieces in the Atlanta area. My husband, Randy, recently visited family down there, and he hand-delivered copies to each child. Then, because he is awesome, he took photos!

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Paddle Boat [15 Words or Less]

Hello, and welcome! This is 15 Words or Less Poems, a low-pressure way to wake up your poetry brain (guidelines here), and I’m very glad you’re here.  Okay, one last (this one a rare unfiltered one) photo from Cyprus. On our first full day there, Maddie took us to Cavo

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Games by Candlelight #Poemsketch

Games by Candlelight #Poemsketch

Playing Qwixx and other games by candlelight after Irma knocked out the power is a favorite hurricane memory. Just being in the storm with family instead of in our own place made it more adventure–less drudge/danger. Not literally, but in the way it felt. Save Save Save Save Save

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