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. 

14 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  7. Congratulations on your blog award, Stacy!

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  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! :)

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  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.

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  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!

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  11. Stacy,

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

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

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  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!

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

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