Popular Cozy Book Series to Enjoy in 2023

cozy book series and mug

Learn about the best cozy book series to curl up with when you have a moment to yourself. Get ideas about which cozy book series to start next by perusing this list of popular selections. Whether relaxing in a lawn chair, cozying up on a rainy spring afternoon, or cuddling up in the chill of … Read more

60 Favorite Family Holiday Traditions: Fresh for 2022

favorite family holiday traditions hot cocoa and cookie

Add some new ideas to your favorite family holiday traditions, or refresh the traditions you have observed for years. Family holiday traditions are a great way to make memories, but sometimes interest in keeping the traditions wanes. Learn how to keep family holiday traditions fresh and interesting for everyone in your family. Keeping Holiday Traditions … Read more

41 Best Thanksgiving Books for Kids in 2022

Best Thanksgiving Books for Kids Featured Image

Get some Thanksgiving inspiration with this list of best Thanksgiving books for kids of all ages. From toddlers through upper elementary grades, this Thanksgiving book list has historical tales, humorous tales and stories about being grateful. Some are new for 2022 and others are classics. As a school librarian, I am in the fortunate position … Read more

34 Best Funny Halloween Books for Kids in 2022

Best fall picture books featured image

Here’s a list of the best funny Halloween books for kids of all ages. The list is sorted by age and grade level for easy reference. As a veteran elementary school teacher, now a school librarian, I know how popular “creepy” books are with kids. These books are fun to read at Halloween and during … Read more

40 Best First Day of School Books for 2022

best first day of school books featured image

Here is a comprehensive list of the best first day of school books for every elementary school grade. I even included a book for those starting preschool as well as some back-to-school books for teachers. During my 25-year teaching career, I have taught all elementary grade levels. Now I’m an elementary school librarian, which is … Read more

Pointillism Project: A Fun Art Activity for All Ages

Pointillism A Fun Art Project for All Ages Featured image

Learn how to create a colorful work of art with this easy pointillism project. Not confident in your artistic skills? No problem! Get the tips and steps you need to complete a beautiful masterpiece of your own or teach a pointillism art lesson to students. Pointillism is a simple technique to learn, and can be … Read more

How to Make Pressed Flower Greeting Cards

pressed flower greeting cards featured image

Sometimes, in the busyness of life, someone else’s birthday sneaks up on me. When I realize I’ve forgotten to buy a card, I make one. One of the easiest cards to make is one with pressed flowers. If you have read any of my previous posts about my being artistically challenged, you know that if … Read more

Inspirational Bloggers Recognized: Encouraging Blogger Award Winner 2021

inspirational encouraging blogger award 2021

It’s that time of year, everyone. What time is it? It’s time to announce the finalists for the second annual Encouraging Blogger Award! In an effort to recognize inspirational, encouraging bloggers, I’m happy to present this year’s finalists. The reach of this award continues to expand. Once again, we have five finalists who passed the … Read more

Brilliant Financial Tips for 2023

financial tips saving money featured image

Learn actionable, common-sense financial tips that are easy to implement. These financial tips for 2023 aren’t glamorous or complicated, but they will save you money every single day if you make them part of your life. As a person who has had over 30 years of experience managing budgets, saving money is a huge priority … Read more

Skip to content