Thinking about going to a writer's conference sometime in the future? Let me tell you about my experience at my very first one.
Crazy weather! Hubber billybuc is basking in mid-50s temps in WA state. Just Ask Susan is shivering at minus 26 in Canada. It's the Siberian Express, and many of us need a good new hot soup recipe.
Why do daredevils risk life and limb to do what they do? And why do we watch?
I love Wisteria in the spring. But did you know it is an invasive species? This lovely plant, along with other elegant plants is on the invasive species list in the Southeastern United States.
Need cupcakes for a class, church or scout party? Don't take the same old cupckes you always make. Try something different this year with our version of Santa hat cupcakes.
Most everyone is familiar with teacher Appreciation week, what they may not be aware of is World Teachers' Day. Includes a list of Hubbers who are active or retired teachers.
Persimmons are a sweet fruit when really really ripe. Try them in a salsa for salmon or fish instead of mangoes.
Dyslexia is a special type of learning disability that causes otherwise intelligent individuals to have problems reading the written language. Learn the early warning signs and best ways to remediate dyslexia
What exactly is a tough kid? Do some new teachers actually leave the profession because of tough kids? If yes, what can be done to keep this from happening?
Similar to autism, childhood disintegrative disorder is a rare disorder that affects about 2 in 100,000 births. It is especially devastating because of the late onset of autistic-like symptoms.
Can street art be considered as a form of art? Is all Graffiti vandalism? Where to we draw the line?
Rett Syndrome is a Pervasive Developmental Disorder that is only seen in girls. It is the rarest and most debilitating PDD. Read about the signs and stages of symptoms and a possible cure.
Without flowering plants the whole structure of the flora and fauna kingdoms would be drastically altered. Learn about the "sex life" of flowering plants in a light,fun way, and how you can help them pollinate.
Asperger's syndrome is more common than you think. This article gives an overview of the communication and socialization disorder from early childhood to adulthood.
Toe nail fungus is an embarrassing problem, especially during Summer. Many topical products have a low success rate and oral medication can interact with a number of drugs, vitamins and herbs. But with time and persistence you can rid your nails of nail fungus.
Approximately 75% of American adults need vision correction of some kind. How do you fit in that category? Do you hate glasses or contacts but don't want vision correction surgery? This article will help you debate your options.
The eastern and Carolina hemlocks, known as the "redwoods of the East," are in trouble.
Today's technology makes video recording a breeze and is invaluable in the classroom for teaching autistic children. This article describes video modeling, explains the value and the process.
It's that time of year. Achievement tests, graduation tests and other "high stakes" testing will soon begin. This article discusses reducing test anxiety for students, especially those with learning difficulties or disabilities.
This article lists the various disabilities prevalent in schools. Technology tools in the way of assistive devises are featured.
From Horses to Hermit Crabs, there is a pet for everyone. Just consider space, time and expense.
This article discusses use of common metaphors Melting Pot and Salad Bowl in describing assimilation and diversity for American immigrants.But what is tomato soup and how does the term relate to immigrants?
An article that compares home kits and cosmetic dentistry whitening methods. Also includes "folk remedies" for tooth whitening such as brushing with banana peel!
This article addresses legal and medical problems of text messaging while driving. Parental guidance and technology solutions for parents are addressed.
rebeccamealey explains how the SMART goal-setting technique used in the business and educational world can help us achieve our personal New Year's resolutions.
It's a party! Ring out the old and ring in the new with these yummy classic cocktails.
If you have ever had to euthanize a pet then you understand a special pain. I call it Bittersweet Hearthache.
Former Early Childhood teacher shares ideas for a Christmas Around the World Thematic Unit. Thematic units incorporate basic Math and Language skills into a theme of interest and makes learning more fun!
Thanksgiving is a busy time, and promises to get busier as the Winter Holidays approach quickly. These Thanksgiving crafts for children are easy to prepare for and look great!
Are you keeping up with the ever-changing technology of today? This article gives some hints to help you avoid becoming a "tech 'tard"
Changes in styles of clothing, art, music reflect social and cultural history. This article explains how classic and modern furniture styles are influenced by the same.
This article explains how easy it is to care for Hydrangeas and tips for enjoying their beauty all year long as they fade away for the season. Information on preserving, drying and winterizing is included.
Summer is getting farther and farther away as the end of the year approaches. Remember the sights, smells, taste and sounds of the summer with an article written about a day on the beach.
Halloween is around the corner, but there is still time to plan a great party. Here are some spooky food recipes.