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CELEBRATE This Week: LXVI

I’m glad you are here to celebrate! Share a link to your blog post below and/or use #celebratelu to share celebrations on Twitter. Check out the details here. Celebrate This Week goes live on Friday night around 10(ish). Consider it as a weekend celebration. Whenever it fits in your life, add your link. Please leave a little comment love for the person who links before you.  ******** I’m so tempted to simply say, I celebrate a good week, and call it a celebration. Really, though, it would be a cop-out.… Read more CELEBRATE This Week: LXVI

CELEBRATE This Week: LI

I’m glad you are here to celebrate! Share a link to your blog post below and/or use #celebratelu to share celebrations on Twitter. ******** I’m wrapped in my pirate quilt with a steaming cup of coffee next to me. I’m next to the fireplace. It is beckoning for a spark to crackle into flames. It is almost-still, but not quite. Hannah is up, getting ready for her final race of the season. Andy is up, making her breakfast, making me coffee. The wind whistles and I imagine a cyclone of… Read more CELEBRATE This Week: LI

Teach Writers Like Nate Taught Swimmers

My husband’s and my friend Nate taught three of our four children how to swim. Nate was 20 when I scribbled these lessons in my notebook after our final swim lesson. Get in the pool. Nate was a competitive swimmer. He knows how to swim well, so he can teach in a richer way. As writing teachers, we need to put words on paper. It gives a deeper insight into how to teach writing well. Teach one thing. After watching a swimmer he gave one suggestion to make the stroke… Read more Teach Writers Like Nate Taught Swimmers

CELEBRATE This Week: XLIV

I’m glad you are here to celebrate! Share a link to your blog post below and/or use #celebratelu to share celebrations on Twitter. *** This week, I found my footing. It wasn’t an easy task and there were some moments days this week when I thought maybe I’d never be sure again. Life is changing. There is always a need to learn the new steps in this life dance. School started. And on the other end of the drive home there is another whole day waiting. Kids ready to play… Read more CELEBRATE This Week: XLIV