Louisiana Story Fest Residency @ Bissonet Plaza Elementary – Day 2 Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Friends: Today was my second day at Bissonet Plaza Elementary doing my Louisiana Story Fest residency. My day began in Ms. Buras’ first grade class. The students loved the story of The Cajun Cornbread Boy. Afterwards, we had a blast exploring Zydeco and Cajun music with scarves. Here are some students dancing Zydeco! Too cute! […] Read More

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New York City Trip! Wednesday, January 28, 2009 to Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Friends: My NYC trip was one of the best trips ever! I had a blast. Part of the trip was business but a large portion of the trip was for pleasure. Holla! After many flight delays, I arrived in NYC late in the afternoon on Wednesday, January 28, 2009. Holly Stone-Barker, my friend who is […] Read More

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My Review of Chase Media Stand or Etagere

Originally submitted at Cost Plus World MarketCreate your own customized arrangement with components from the Chase collection. Media stand comes in two sizes. Solid wood frames and MDF with veneer with distressed espresso finish. Made in Malaysia. ?tag?re, 20''Wx20''Dx60''H. Small media stand, 42''Wx20&… Chase Media Stand or EtagereBeautiful & FunctionalBy World Market Fan from New […] Read More

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Hannukah Activity: Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel

Hannukah Activity: Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel Make a dreidel and play the game. If you are working with a class, divide the students into groups for best group management. A dreidel is a toy and a game that is played during Hanukkah.It is played by children and adults and can have two to many players.The dreidel […] Read More

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New Jersey Association of School Librarians Conference 11-14 & 11-15-08

Friends: I arrived in East Brunswick, New Jersey on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at the Hilton Hotel for the New Jersey Association of School Librarians Conference. After signing books at the Libraries Unlimited booth, I went to dinner with Debby Laboon (Libraries Unlimited’s Authors Respresentative) and Anne Scharff (Greenwood Press’ Sales Representative). We met Judy […] Read More

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Hurricane Gustav Evacuation Update – 9-6-08

Friends: Today we left Diamondhead, Mississippi. Antonio and Eliana brought Soleil back to Baton Rouge. I headed back home. Here is my van stuffed to the gills. Welcome to Louisiana! Going home! I decided to stop and visit my friend, children’s musician and children’s book author, Johnette Downing. Johnette lives in New Orleans and because […] Read More

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The 16.5 Hour Hurricane Gustav Evacuation Journey

Friends: It’s 1:30am on September 1, 2008 as I write this. I have not been to sleep in over 2 days! My body is bone-weary but my mind won’t allow me to sleep… so I write. Antonio (my husband, Eliana (my 8 year old daughter), and I headed to my mom’s house. We evacuated with […] Read More

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Evacuation Begins… Sunday, August 31, 2008; 12:45am

Friends: My family and I are heading to Birmingham, Alabama. Although it is a 6 hour drive normally, we anticipate we will hit massive evacuation traffic as all of the Gulf Coast residents flee the fury of Gustav, the monster hurricane. This is my last post from my laptop for a while. All other posts […] Read More

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Back on the Blog!

Friends: I am so excited because I can blog again! My blog had been down since April and it took some major tearing apart and a little bit of genius (Thanks, Heidi!) to get it back up and running again. So much has happened in the past few months. I will post a few pictures […] Read More

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French Quarter Festival – Sunday, April 13, 2008

Friends: Due to my insanely busy schedule, I have not had a chance to blog! So here I am catching up! On Sunday, April 13, 2008, my family and I went to the French Quarter Festival. This year, there were over 400,000 people in attendance, a record-breaker! Here is a picture of the St. Louis […] Read More

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