On Writing

A Letter To Mitch Albom

Dear Mitch, Did Chika love dogs? I just finished reading ‘Finding Chika’. I’m sitting on my sofa in our living room. The Christmas tree is still up, the lights twinkling. Tears stream down my face. At Lesson Six, one of our dogs, a red golden retriever named Pages, who was laying on the sofa across… Continue reading A Letter To Mitch Albom

Blogging · Parenting · Writing Life

Family Day Writing Fun! w/ LCP

Happy Family Day Weekend!  I've written a blog for the League of Canadian Poets with some fun writing ideas for you and your family to try on the upcoming holiday! Or any day...for that matter! Enjoy! WRITING PROMPTS - The Writing Parent Blog SENDING LOVE FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS! 

My Family · On Writing · Parenting

Bedtime Stories – A Shields’ Family Ritual (With Book List Gift Guide!)

BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS! EVERYWHERE BOOKS - EVERYWHERE STORIES! Especially at bedtime.. Reading at bedtime is a ritual that's been part of my life for as long as I can remember. Books were a massive part of my youth, and I know, have shaped much of who I am as a human being. We didn't have… Continue reading Bedtime Stories – A Shields’ Family Ritual (With Book List Gift Guide!)