As the holiday season begins, I hope to teach my kids how important giving is. But reality kicks in about one hour after the Thanksgiving pie is eaten. Â Relatives start asking my kids, “What do you want for Christmas?” Â Any hope I had about teaching giving, not getting, is gone. I finally decided to buckle […]
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Marcia Fowler is a certified reading specialist, early childhood educator and freelance writer.
By Marcia Maynard Fowler Rhode Island author, Elizabeth Brown, has roots in coal country, Pennsylvania. In her picture book, Coal Country Christmas, she combines her family’s history of living in a coal mining town, with their familial love, to create a warming holiday story. Young Liz and her mother travel to Pennsylvania to visit Grandma, […]
Today Marcia Maynard Fowler interviewed Elizabeth Ferguson Brow, author of Coal Country Christmas. Marcia: What prompted you to write Coal Country Christmas? Elizabeth: I was actually driven to write it by my second graders. My class was doing a writing project about grandparents. As they shared their wonderful stories, I realized that I had a […]
Birthmother’s Day, started in 1990, is a time to honor mothers who gave birth and placed their children for adoption. Birthmothers who acknowledge the holiday do so the day before Mother’s Day. In 2003, Coley Strickland and another birthmother foundedÂ Birthmombuds.com. It’s a site where birthmothers can support each other and find a variety of resources. […]