On Writing and Education…

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Simplified Writing 101:

Top Secrets to College Success
For all high school and college students — must-have writing know-how, to write in the academic style and get the “A.”
I developed this book while teaching college writing. It takes all the how-to-write info you need and makes it simple, direct, and fun.

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Why Should I Learn This?
A Guide for Homeschool Parents and Students
ED. Erin Brown Conroy, MA, MFA, and Maureen Wittmann

With key information from over thirty outstanding authors, teachers, and professionals, Why Should I Learn This is a resource to read and share with your students to increase motivation, gain encouragement, and ensure success in learning. Each chapter shares why teaching and learning a specific subject — or why learning through a specific pedagogical approach — will help your student become a person of excellence. Whether it is philosophy, math, or creative writing, with this book, you can now find the answers to your question: Why Should I Learn This?

“Here’s the answer to many of the “Why’s you (or your children) have asked about education. Whether you homeschool or not, this book is a treasury of well-crafted answers that will leave you with answers and, amazingly, even entertained! —Sarah Reinhard, author and blogger, SnoringScholar.com and CatholicMom.com

“Why Should I Learn This is a treasure trove of information that can equip a homeschooler for years to come. I am impressed by the organization of the book, by the remarkable contributors, and by the depth of knowledge shared. As harried homeschool moms, it’s often times difficult to rise above our daily lesson plan book to look at the bigger picture. Why Should I Learn This makes it easy to take a moment or two to contemplate on our philosophy of education and the essence of our calling.” ~ Rosario Reilly, founder AquinasLearning.org


On Family and Parenting…

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20 Secrets to Success with Your Child:
Wit and Wisdom from a Mom of 12
The top 20 practical tips to make parenting easier. (Written when I had 12 kids…then had another. Lucky 13.) These are the top 20 things I wish I’d known when I started parenting 32 years ago. It’s so that you can avoid the mistakes I made and enjoy your kids more.

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“My Kid is Driving Me Crazy!”
14 Realistic Expectations that Make Parenting Easier
How to think in order to love and laugh in the parenting journey with
right expectations that bring peace to your home. This is the book to make you laugh and lighten up — and to make parenting easier.

Miracle in the City of Angels:

An International Adoption Story
“A touching story you can’t put down” – Amazon Review
I ghostwrote Elle Conner’s story of her Russian adoption that had many similarities to my own travels to Russia for our two from there…and ended up writing a non-fiction ending to help adoptive families and those who know adoptive families.

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Matt’s Pup
A First Chapter Book for Beginning Readers
A chapter story with all “sound-out-able” words to make the leap to reading chapter books with ease. This book is for any child who reads at a beginning level — and who wants to read chapter books. Includes parent instructions and a decoding key.