Goal-Busters: Moving Ahead in 2014

2013 was a year of change for me. I moved 2000 miles across the country to be closer to our daughter and five-year old grandson.

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2014 will also be a year of moving closer – closer to my dream of having one of my picture book stories published.

Along this journey, I’ve met many others who share this dream – and every month this year, I’ll be turning the spotlight on them and asking them to:

  •  Reveal their goals for 2014
  • Tell us the steps they are taking to reach them
  • Share how they will reward themselves

I hope you will return every 1st Monday of the month to meet them – there will be familiar faces – and some new ones, too.

I thought it only fair for me to go first…so for today, you are stuck with me.



I believe that clever Mr. Franklin knew what he was talking about.

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Sunday Post: Christmas…A Holiday of Gifts

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Jake at Time after Time has a Sunday Post Challenge and every week he provides a theme…this week’s theme is CHRISTMAS.

Christmas is a holiday that is all about gifts!

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Christmas: Gifts for good boys and girls!

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 Christmas: Gifts for the Baby Jesus!

What’s the best gift you can give your young child? Your love and your positive parental participation in some simple activity like reading a picture book or doing an easy arts and crafts project.

And now some “gifts” from me to you…links that might be helpful.

Are you needing a picture book, but don’t know which one to pick?

Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Page

Show Me How! Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem Through Reading, Crafting and Cooking

Are you a writer of children’s stories who needs inspiration, motivation, encouragement and support?

Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 in 2013

Alayne Kay Christian’s Thirty-One for Fun

Alayne Kay Christian’s Sub Six

Happy Holidays…and May the New Year Bring Good Health and Much Joy to All!

Want more information about Jake’s Sunday Post?

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