Word Up, Nerd Up

a few words about words

review: Deadly Choices by Paul A. Offit, MD

Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All Paul A. Offit, M.D. Basic Books/non-fiction, medical Release Date:  December 28, 2010 There’s a silent, dangerous war going on out there. On one side are parents, bombarded with stories about the dangers of vaccines, now wary of immunizing their sons and daughters. On the other side […]

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Writing: Warm-Up Exercise

I lead a small writing class for some of my favorite homeschooled ballerinas.  I spend about an hour per week with Word Nerd Teen (14), Cookie (11) and Mini (8). A good portion of that time is spent being thankful that I have such wonderful young ladies in my life, but we occasionally manage to work […]

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TikaTok Summer of Imagination Writing Contest

Are you familiar with TikaTok? This amazing website was first beta-tested in 2008 and has been running strong for about 18 months.  I have no idea how I missed it for so long, but I am so glad I finally found it. TikaTok is a free program that allows kids (or adults, for that matter) […]

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