Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thankful Thursday: @imaginationsoup

Melissa Taylor has her bowl full of Imagination Soup

This is why I like her blog — directly from her about page:
I blog several times a week on topics I feel are interesting to you and important to me – especially about reading and writing, book recommendations, education and learning issues, imaginative play, and products that make learning fun.

Her Twitter bio @ImaginationSoup
mom, playful learning blogger, freelance writer, teacher, book editor, CO delegate for  2011,, literacy advocate

I've enjoyed roaming around her site and reading her blog posts.

  • Gift guides — We celebrate Christmas at my house and I've been interested in a series of posts she has had about possible gift ideas. I liked this one on Creativity Gift Guide: Play, Art, Music and Nature Gifts for Kids. 
  • A Mom — Melissa wrote this post Me Time and a Wish for You at the end of November. As a former caregiver of my late spouse, I learned a few lessons about taking a break. This post shares a valuable lesson about "me time." And, it made me grateful that her friends did this for her.
  • Books and words — This  Word Collection Jars activity could be used with any number of the books. Melissa provides a list some favorite word books too.
  • I enjoy looking at the tabs for reading, writing, science & math, books & toys, preschool and elementary to see what posts I've missed in the past. This link   Funny Books for 8-year-old boys has several helpful suggestions. 
I think there are tons of fun activities on Imagination Soup for writers, parents and grandparents. It's been helpful to me as both a mom and a writer. 

I'm also thankful for Jennifer E. McFadden, who recently presented me with the Liebster Award. I'm grateful for her friendship over the last year. She is a busy writer and mom. She won NaNoWriMo this year. Her blog is Epic Tales. She has a children's book Rusty My Playful Cat and writes fantasy and science fiction novels. 


  1. This is a great site! Thank you for tellingus about it.

  2. Imagination Soup is wonderful. I've visited before because I've seen the Word Jar - great idea!

  3. Thanks, Stacey. Great new blog for me.

  4. I'm not familiar with Melissa and her blog. Thank you for sharing --quite moving. Like how she's taking care of herself!

  5. Going to pass ImaginationSoup on to my sisters and nieces... Brilliant!

  6. It sounds as though Melissa has a very thoughtful blog going on. Thanks for the recommendation, and congrats on your Liebster Award, too!

  7. Congratulations on your blog award, Stacy!

  8. My goodness! That website is wonderful and so awesome. And I just took a quick glance. I am going to back to take a better look! Glad you shared today!

    And congrats on the award! :)

  9. Glad to introduce you all to a new blog or remind you of its existence. Lots of fun things taking place on the site.

  10. I'm always amazed at the wonderful sites that can be found on the interent. Imagination Soup looks fascinating. :)

    And congrats on the Liester award, Stacy!

  11. Stacy,

    I added Imagination Soup to my favorites. Love the word jar! Thank you for this wonderful link.

  12. @Sheila Thanks.
    @Kelly - Yes. I love the word jar too!

  13. wow, I get off line for a few days to come back to this huge hug from you and your readers! Thank you so much, Stacy!!! So happy to connect with you and I love your ideas for writers, too. :)

    Nice to meet you all - thanks for stopping by!

  14. Glad you found this "hug." I really enjoy your posts.


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