Pat Nelson is one of the editors of Not Your Mother’s Book … On Being a Parent. This humor-packed anthology is filled with 68 true stories about parenting, from conception to parenting your own parents. […]
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RRP International is publishing The Art of Opinion Writing: Insider Secrets From Top Op-Ed Columnists, a new book by nationally syndicated columnist Suzette Martinez Standring. The book is a sequel to The Art of Column Writing, which is used in journalism courses nationally. […]
Patient Name: Harold, but goes by “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”
Session notes: Patient has possible abandonment issues due to lack of parental supervision after birth and has taken to “feeding his feelings” instead of working through them.
Requested he keep a food journal and how he felt at the time: 1 apple, 2 pears, 3 plums, 4 strawberries, 5 oranges, piece of chocolate cake, ice cream cone, pickle, slice of Swiss cheese, slice of salami, […]
My fellow American Little League coaches: Across this great land of ours, another glorious season is in full swing. (Check swing? Check your eyes, ump!) During it, we will learn many valuable lessons, such as proper player re-entry protocol, pitch count management, and to always avoid distributing post-game snacks containing peanuts (sorry, Timmy).
The most important of these lessons for you and those malleable young minds under your guidance is this: You are going to lose. […]
The Thurber House is inviting authors to apply for the 2014 Children’s Writer-in-Residence, and the Robert Benchley Society is accepting entries for its annual Humor Award.
The Thurber House Residency in Children’s Literature offers talented writers a month-long retreat in the furnished third-floor apartment of Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio. Besides having time to focus on his/her own writing project, each resident spends up to ten hours per week teaching children the joys of writing in both a community-based agency and as part of the Thurber House Summer Writing Camp for children. […]