Tag Archive: Nonfiction

Aug 15

She Stood for Freedom by Loki Mulholland

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland was a white teenager in the South during Segregation who put herself on the front lines of the Civil Rights struggle. This is the first biography about her experiences, published simultaneously in picture book and middle grade editions, detailing the many events she participated in. She attended demonstrations and sit-ins and was …

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Aug 03

$5 Family Fun by Meggan Spicer

Doing fun activities with the family gets expensive, but now with Meggan’s $5 Family Fun, you can make, bake, and do incredibly fun things with your young family for under $5. Using dollar store finds, free local services, generic bands, and common household items, you can make every day an adventure. Gather your whole family …

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Jul 18

Artist Date: Into the Wilds

Artist Date: Into the Wilds To finish off my 12 weeks of The Artist’s Way, I treated myself to an extended artist date. My husband drove me into the wilds to his family’s cabin at what is fondly known as “The Ranch.” The weather was beautiful, and I was surrounded by wildlife. Robins hopped around …

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Jun 08

WIP Wednesday: Cocoon

Inspired by my friend, Mercedes M. Yardley’s post, I decided to do my first ever WIP Wednesday. For those of you wondering if WIP stands for Rest In Peace for those with a lisp, the answer is no. It means “Work In Progress.” Now, that could describe a lot of things going on in my …

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May 16


“I do it.” My daughter, Kyara, was a toddler, and she had discovered her independence. She wanted to do everything by herself. Get dressed, climb in and out of the car, seat herself at the table, feed herself. All of it. I let her try, of course, even though I knew I could do it …

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May 13

Artist Date: Tea Dying and Bleaching

Artist Date: Tea Dying and Bleaching One of the important aspects of Dressing Your Truth (DYT) is choosing the right colors to wear for your type. After I learned that I was a Type 3, I had a panicking realization: I had NO Type 3 clothes! Thankfully, a friend gave me a suggestion for what …

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May 11

A Tiny Little Hike

During my makeover, Carol told me that she felt getting back into hiking, although difficult at first, would be good for my health. I thought she could be right, and so, being a dynamic Type 3 woman, I moved swiftly into action and went on my first tiny little hike with my husband and daughter …

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