Critically Acclaimed Southern Fiction Novelist Bren McClain joined me on Hodge Podge to talk about her fabulous award-winning debut novel, One Good Mama Bone. She talks about the inspiration behind her novel and offers wonderful advice for aspiring writers as well as her work in progress that has already earned the William Faulkner Novel-In-Progress Award.
Chef Asata Reid Helps Parents Raise Healthy Eaters
Chef Asata Reid is teaching parents how to feed their kids through the pages of her debut book and as a health educator with Small Bites Adventure Club!
Donetta Gray Wilson debuts “Big God! Big Dreams! Dreams of a Dancer”
Donetta Gray Wilson has created a beautiful book to inspire young readers to go after their dreams! BIG GOD! BIG Dreams! provides hope, encouragement, and inspiration to young readers to dream big. The precious main character and little ballerina, Anna along with her friends, explore their BIG DREAMS and use their faith to achieve each God-given dream.
Punam V. Saxena- Parent Power: Navigate School and Beyond
Listen to my inspirational conversation with the author of Parent Power: Navigate School and Beyond, Punam V. Saxena, M.Ed. Parent Impact Coach on Hodge Podge Podcast HERE!
Children’s Book Review- Captain Fantastic and the Chocolate Planet
In the newest release in the series by author Tommy Balaam, Captain Fantastic and his four-legged friend visit a planet made of CHOCOLATE and CONFECTIONS! What kiddo doesn’t dream of living in a world made of candies and treats!? The super duo think they have landed on the best planet in the universe. They explore from Cookie Dough Cove to Mount Honeycomb underneath marshmallow clouds. It seems to be a dream come true!
Empowering Reads for Kids- San Diego Living
Change in life can be unavoidable, but change can be difficult for little ones. From moving to a new home, a new school, welcoming a new sibling, children may need extra support coping with some of these big life transitions. Two new #EmpoweringReads can help your kids deal with change and learn to embrace new… Continue reading Empowering Reads for Kids- San Diego Living
An Ode to my Grandmothers at Christmastime
The need to create a merry environment in honor of Christ’s birth and promise is deep within my bones. I have spent each spare moment of the past month getting ready for the main event: the holiest of days and most sanctified events, Christmas Day.
ALISON PAUL KLAKOWICZ – HOME
The Official Website of Alison Paul Klakowicz, author of Mommy's Big, Red Monster Truck (produced through FriesenPress). — Read on http://www.alisonpaulklakowicz.com/
Things Will Get Worse (before things will get better)
I remember vividly when 9-11 happened. I— along with my brother and father— watched the second plane fly straight into the stately World Trade Center. We stood in front of my parent’s television in our former home in Washington, North Carolina, mouths agape. Later that evening as news reports and images of a war scene on the streets of New York City unfolded, I remember feeling as scared and helpless as I’d ever felt. I remember thinking that life could not possibly become worse here in the USA. Our pride and freedoms had been assaulted at home… on our soil. So many precious lives lost. Then I became an Army girlfriend then wife, and survived the stressors of my husband’s deployments to Afghanistan. Once, I heard a bomb explode during a phone call he made to me from a firebase in the middle of Afghanistan. The call suddenly disconnected. I became hysterical. I thought, “things could not get worse.” Years later, mass shootings began to happen here in the US regularly. We almost became numb to the monthly, weekly tragedies. I once again thought it could not possibly get worse. Especially, the evening the news broke of young children murdered in a school in Connecticut (Sandy Hook Elementary)— as I held my three-month-old son in my arms. And now, here we are in the year 2020.
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