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Homeschool Fiction

Follow homeschoolers Nadia and Aidan as they travel the USA! Each book in this series explores a new state and a new research topic. Along with their parents and pet turtle, they find adventure and learning everywhere.

...and just what is that mysterious device of theirs?

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Topics: books,Do Life Right,empowerment,fiction,how to,Toastmasters,words,writing

You Have a Book Inside of You–VIDEO

When given the task of inspiring a group of people to go out into the world and do something, I immediately thought of writing. The written word has influenced me in so many ways. Plus, it goes on influencing people long after the author of those words is no longer living. With this in mind, […]

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Topics: Do Life Right,empowerment,Toastmasters,words,writing

From Writer to Speaker–VIDEO

As a long-time writer, I appreciate the editing advice of: get rid of all extraneous words until you have just your message and nothing more. To me, this means that every single word that I write (after editing, and editing several more times–like I do in everything that is public or private that I send […]

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Topics: empowerment,food,green living,vegan,writing

Vegan Mainstream

For those who don’t know, I’ve been writing regular articles on Vegan Mainstream. I currently have a dozen or so articles there, with plans to write at least one a month (usually 2-3). Stay tuned for several holiday related articles, as well as a couple of very fun interviews! 🙂 Unlike this site, you can […]

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Topics: books,education,homeschooling,interview,Unschooling,writing

Interview of Me on Shari Lyle-Soffe’s Blog

Read my interview about homeschooling and its role in children learning to read on Shari Lyle Soffe’s very nice blog. She regularly writes children’s book reviews and has interesting topics, not to mention that she is a fun children’s book illustrator and writer herself. Here is the direct link: A Homeschool View with Lisa Bentley […]

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Topics: books,computer,guest post,Unschooling,words,writing

FICTION: Storytime PART FIVE (Guest Post)

If You Give a Dad a Computer by Teagan and Zoë and Lisa Bentley If you give a Dad a computer, he’ll want to look something up. As he is looking something up, he’ll notice he has e-mail. When he reads his e-mail, he’ll want to send a response. As he writes it, he’ll want […]

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Topics: books,fiction,guest post,Unschooling,words,writing

FICTION: Storytime PART ONE (Guest Post)

The following is written in the style of “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” (one of our favorite children’s books). If You Give a Mom a Paintbrush by Teagan and Lisa Bentley If you give a Mom a paintbrush, she’s going to want to paint. Before she paints a wall, she’ll have to clear […]

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Topics: movies,television,Unschooling,words,writing

Anatomy of a Great Television Series

As a writer, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the entertaining medium of storytelling. With every fall season’s new television shows, I’m reminded again exactly why some fail quickly, others fail slowly, and why some are huge successes indefinitely. Want to create a fantastic long lasting television series? Then take the following into […]

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Topics: empowerment,favorites,homeschooling,relationships,words,writing

Amelia Bedelia must have Asperger’s Syndrome

My younger daughter has been begging me to write this post for over a month now. She’s a huge Amelia Bedelia fan (the rest of us are too) and we talk about Amelia Bedelia’s interesting perspective on life all the time. Whenever my daughter hears a phrase that could be thought of in several different […]

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Topics: movies,music,words,writing

Music, Lyrics, and Writing

As a writer, I’ve been comparing my words to those of poems and song lyrics a lot lately. My older daughter and I have been noting that poems and song lyrics are essentially one and the same… I’ve been prolific with fiction lately. When I’m alone I enjoy listening to music while I write. It […]

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Topics: words,writing

Spaces are Important

Just like how individuals need their personal space, proper spacing between words is also essential. In fact, without proper spacing, meanings can completely change. The following short phrases have completely different meanings based on whether or not a space is inserted. Be sure to use the one you mean, or people won’t properly understand what […]

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