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Virtual Book Tour with Molly Best Tinsley

We are pleased to host Molly Best Tinsley on our website today discussing her novel, Behind the Waterfall. Welcome, Molly. With your background – teaching creative writing to cadets in the U.S. Naval Academy – and your authorship of several adult novels, short stories, a memoir and a textbook, we look forward to learning why you decided to write a children’s middle-grade fantasy thriller and what that writing process entailed. With so much to cover, let’s get right to the questions and answers. HMC: The title of your novel, Behind … Continue reading

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Grandparents Week

National Grandparents Day has been celebrated in the United States every year since¬†1978 on the first Sunday after Labor Day. It gives both grandchildren and grandparents an opportunity to reflect on the importance of each other. The statute establishing the holiday includes these words about the purpose of Grandparents Day: “…to honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children, and to help children become aware of strength, information, and guidance older people can offer.” Grandparents of babies revel in the thrill of new life … Continue reading

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Grandparents’ Day and the Grandmother Effect

Last Sunday, for the 35th time since it was instituted, Grandparents’ Day was observed in the United States, honoring 65 million grandparents. In addition to loving their grandkids, grandparents are often responsible for providing childcare and support. A recent survey found that a grandparent regularly cares for nearly one-third of the children under age 5 who have working mothers. And 3 million grandparents are primarily in charge of raising their grandchildren. For me, love is the main commodity I provide to my grandkids and I get it back in multiples. … Continue reading

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Winning and Losing

I was talking with one of my young grandsons recently about a weekend baseball game his team had just played. When I asked if he had fun, he responded, “Well, I guess. But we were tied and it was almost over and then they scored in the last inning. I don’t like losing, Grandma.” This gave us the chance to have a long conversation about the experience and his feelings about winning and losing. To be honest, none of us really likes to lose. Sure we have the clich√© responses … Continue reading

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