Can You Dig It? Gardening Ideas for Kids

(This article first appeared in Kingston Neighbours magazine, July, 2021) As Ella Fitzgerald once sang, “Summertime and the livin’ is easy!”  Is it though? The kids have finished virtual schooling now, some of us are returning to the workplace for the first time in months and some of us are still working from home. While... Continue Reading →

Parenting Advice You Never Asked For

“I was a wonderful parent before I had children.” ~ Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish, How To Talk So Kids Will Listen, & Listen So Kids Will Talk, pg. 1 April showers bring May flowers ... not to mention Mother’s Day on May 9th and Father’s Day on June 20th! Becoming a parent is life-altering... Continue Reading →

Open Heart, Open Mind

"After all these years, I was still the kid in the closet, too frightened to cry over something I couldn't control ... In that moment, I understood that, to rescue the part of me still locked in that closet, I would have to admit my vulnerability. I would have to let my beautiful tears flow."... Continue Reading →

The D*A*V*I*D Principle

"A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading." William Styron "Books are a uniquely portable magic." Stephen King Late last year, I was asked to be the Interim Facilitator for my book club. I love my book club, so I immediately said... Continue Reading →

Welcome!

"Books. Cats. Life is good."~ T.S. Eliot Welcome to Lisa's Book Corner! I'll be writing book reviews, sharing literacy resources for parents and educators, and expressing my thoughts on topics that touch my heart and speak to my soul -- mostly children and books, libraries and education, pets and gardens. Chocolate may come up too,... Continue Reading →

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