Gretchen Louise

Free Audio Adventures to Entertain & Educate for Hours
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Free Audio Adventures to Entertain & Educate for Hours

Whether you’re schooling at home during this extended change in routine, or missing the extracurricular activities during your normal homeschool week, you might be looking for some screen-free ways to entertain your children.  Audio adventures are a budget-friendly, germ-free way to entertain the whole family.  Nothing fills the extra hours in our home better than…

Epistolary Picture Books That Will Make Your Child Want to Be a Pen Pal
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Epistolary Picture Books That Will Make Your Child Want to Be a Pen Pal

“Any letters?” One of my children asks the oh-so-hopeful question almost every single day when they see me walking back from the mailbox, flipping through the mail. And oh the delight–the raptures–when an epistle has arrived from one of their pen pals! My children come by it naturally. I’ve been writing letters to my pen…

When You See Yourself in The Pages of a Book (a review of Halstad House)
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When You See Yourself in The Pages of a Book (a review of Halstad House)

An unopened letter. A childhood friend. A bootlegger “cousin.” It’s 1922 in the town of Emmett, Washington. Fluffy biscuits fresh from the oven to feed to paying boarders. The love of a precocious 4-year-old girl and the friendship of a maiden sister. The white three-story boarding house should be a domestic delight to 24-year-old Grace…

How to Share a Free File Download With Your Email List Using Dropbox or Google Drive
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How to Share a Free File Download With Your Email List Using Dropbox or Google Drive

You’ve crafted the most helpful free printable to give to your subscribers. You’ve written the most compelling email that will make your subscribers want to download and use your printable–and then tell all their friends to go sign up for your email list, too. But now you’re stuck. There’s no way to upload or attach…

How to Choose the Best Social Sharing Plugin for Your WordPress Blog
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How to Choose the Best Social Sharing Plugin for Your WordPress Blog

If you’re a smart blogger, you know you’ll get more return on your investment if you spend more time creating shareable content than sharing your content. If your readers love your content, they will pin it and like it and share it–and you can’t put a price on reader-generated promotion. It doesn’t matter if you…

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