Military Brats

Piper Reed: Navy Brat

I’m always looking for books to read about military families.  There are plenty of books out there for military spouses and quite a few picture books for young children, but there seems to be a void when it comes to chapter books for military brats in elementary school.  So when I was offered the opportunity to review […] Read more…

A New School Year, A New Student, A New Concern

The beginning of a new school year is in the air.  New supplies.  Renewed energy.  A fresh start.  As a kindergarten teacher, I’m excited to see what this new school year will bring.  And I’m excited to meet my new students.  I spent the weekend learning about my rising kindergarteners through their paperwork.  And my stomach twisted […] Read more…

Keeping Families Connected During Deployments

 My latest post for Fort Bragg Patch went up yesterday!  It’s called Keeping Families Connected During Deployments.  I’d love it if you would stop by and visit me over there today.  I’d love it even more if you would leave a comment or click on “recommend.”  (I’m turning off my comments here so go on […] Read more…

Where’s Alice Bliss?

A couple of months ago I wrote a review for the novel Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington.  Have you read it yet? Well, you should!  Not only is it a great read, but now you have the opportunity to participate in a fun new adventure called Where’s Alice Bliss? Where’s Alice Bliss? is a campaign to send copies […] Read more…

“Alice Bliss”: A Book Review

The following is a book review I wrote for the Homefront United Network… When I first started reading Alice Bliss, a novel by Laura Harrington about a teenage girl coping with her father’s deployment to Iraq, I had no intention of getting overly emotional.  I’ve lived through my husband’s deployments.  I’ve lived vicariously through friends’ deployments.  I’ve read military […] Read more…

Andrea Pearson: Keeper of the Stars

In case you haven’t heard, my dear friend over at Goodnight Moon hosts the What’s YOUR Song? Link-Up every Thursday.  It’s as simple as it sounds: pick a song, post it on your blog, and link it up.    The last time I participated in the link up, I shared Miss Willie Brown’s “Freeland,” a beautiful song […] Read more…

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