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December 22, 2020

December 22, 2020

More Belinda Magic!      Like any Advent Calendar, The Girl Who Found Christmas ends on December 25. But some of Belinda's readers would like to know what happens next...  what happens when her mom comes home?  Even Belinda wants to know WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?? Does she...

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December 17, 2020

December 17, 2020

A Very Special Review...  AND Only Eight More Days!   I am always glad to hear from readers whose children enjoyed The Girl Who Found Christmas. But yesterday I got a review that made me cry happy tears. An Instagram friend - who is an author and extraordinary...

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December 10, 2010

December 10, 2010

So Many Gifts...  Illustrator Dayne Sislen sent me a surprise Christmas gift, and I am excited to share it with readers of The Girl Who Found Christmas!  The surprise is a coloring page that looks exactly like the cover of the book - all that's missing is the color...

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December 1, 2020

December 1, 2020

Believe...   This December is unlike any other in my lifetime. I won't be lifting a candle and singing in the choir on Christmas Eve, and I won't be spending it with family. And yet, it is a miracle. Five years ago, my husband and I remarried after 13 years apart....

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November 1, 2020

November 1, 2020

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year...   Families who are able to gather together for Thanksgiving are truly blessed this year. But many of us will find other ways to be thankful without a turkey! I have a Thanksgiving tradition that people have told me is...

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October 1, 2020

October 1, 2020

Boo!  ... I am not a big fan of Halloween these days, but I find myself wishing that kids could enjoy the “trick or treat” of simpler times. There are so many things that children have lost this year, and I hope that parents are finding creative ways to keep their...

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September 1, 2020

September 1, 2020

Still Too Early to Decorate   Still too early to decorate for Christmas, though I would love to surround myself with reminders of Christmas joy. Lucky for me, I allow myself to keep my snowman mugs out all year round! I have tall ones and short ones, and all of...

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August 1, 2020

August 1, 2020

A Getting Ready Month...  Most of the people I know spend August thinking about school. If they work from home, they’ve been trying to juggle home schooling and their job. If they have to go out of the house to work, a trusted family member or friend is usually caring...

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July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020

Beach Memories... Dragging out old photo albums reminds me that July is the most fun month of all – except for December, of course! I don’t even need pictures to remind me of how funny my little brother was on the beach in July. Our family took a two-week vacation...

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June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

June Is a Funny Month   June is often filled with graduations (in-person or virtual), and lot of endings. The end of a school year. The end of high school or college. It’s definitely a funny month, full of change. In this strange time of COVID, many children did...

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