If your family is like mine, you have a long list of things that you want and need, but do not have money in the budget to get them. Every time I get a new item, movie or book, my friends ask me how in the world I can afford my 900 movies and 150 books.
Click here to read my article on HubPages about how to get everything you want without spending a dime.
I often get asked where I come up with my ideas. I have also been told that anyone can write a children's book (referring to my newest book for primary- aged kids "Kindergarten Mishaps."). Many new writers also tell me about how they are only writing their book so they can sell a million copies or "make a name for themselves." Writing is hard and writers rarely see the fortune writers like JK Rowling have seen.
Click here for a humorous look at what it means to be a writer.
A few months ago, I was helping to prepare a preschooler for kindergarten this year. I went on the Washington Early Learning website and found a booklet with an explanation of things kids beginning kindergartners should know. I made a simple checklist using the explanations in the booklet.
Click here for the "Washington State Kindergarten Readiness Checklist" on Hub Pages.
I was raised in a tiny town in Southern Washington State by my mom. I have a younger brother, Derrick (I call him Fozy) and two friends who I think of as my sisters (Suzanna and Nellie).