All posts tagged: holidays

Wednesdays with Writers: Elizabeth Berg on the busyness of the season, Christmas cards, exhaustion, and everything our mothers did to make the holidays great. Oh, and her newest book, ARTHUR TRULUV

By Leslie Lindsay  I recently had the opportunity to read this very poignant story by veteran author, Elizabeth Berg. THE STORY OF ARTHUR TRULUV is thought-provoking, endearing, and oh-so-sweet. In fact, I woke up at 2:30 in the morning just to finish! Click here to read my review on GoodReads. Serioulsy, this is a book for anyone and everyone; I was so thrilled Random House sent me a copy. “Truluv is a novel for these contentious times. We could all use a bit of Arthur’s ego-free understanding and forgiveness of fellow human beings.” —USA Today Today, I have a lovely guest piece from Elizabeth, about the busyness of the holiday season, about holiday cards, and trying to out-do our mothers. I’m pretty sure you’ll find truth and humor and nostalgia all wrapped up in this one. Enjoy! THE YEAR I RUINED CHRISTMAS by Elizabeth Berg As a child, I saw my mother prepare for Christmas every year, and it never occurred to me that labor was involved. I thought it was my mother’s joy and …

Special Guest Post & Give-a-Way: Author Jan Helson of “The Global Game Changers”

By Leslie Lindsay Fun, fun week!  What a great way to extend”cyber week,” the continuation of Thanksgiving…and the start of the holidays.  I truly feel humbled to be able to offer some exciting guests and give-a-ways. Today, I share with you a guest post by Jan Helson, creator of The Global Game Changers children’s entertainment brand and author of the children’s book, The Global Game Changers. Developed by a mother-daughter team, Jan Helson and Rachel Annette Helson  (image source: http://theglobalgamechangers.com/ggc-headquarters/) to inspire children to “Ignite Good!” and use their superpowers to make the world a better place, the goal is to teach kids about the different ways they can give back and develop their philanthropic interests. ***Be sure to sake a look below for contest details!!*** 5 Easy Tips for Teaching Children about Philanthropy This Holiday Season (by author Jan Helson) The holiday season is a wonderful time to start teaching children about philanthropy and the joys of giving. The key to encouraging your child to become a life-long giver is a simple equation: Your …