The Phone Bandit, Being an Absent Minded Grandma
At times I may seem like the typical absent-minded grandmother. I have had the same hairdresser for years and we are very good friends. The only problem is that I have moved two hours away. When I’m in Salt Lake City I make an appointment for a haircut. We sit and chat and catch up on what’s going on with each other’s families. Terri was showing me pictures of her grandchildren, her husband, and her grown kids. Then we chatted and I paid her. She showed me the new colors of nail polish she had. Then I noticed that I had been an absent minded grandma. I had picked up the money I had already paid her. Shaking my head, wondering what I was thinking, I paid her again.(more…)
Do you remember the first time your parents gave you a key to your house or apartment?
That was a big step! It meant that your parents trusted you. They trusted that you weren’t going to let someone else have that key. You weren’t going to invite strangers over, and you weren’t going to make a huge mess while they were at work. They were also trusting that you were grown up enough for that responsibility.(more…)
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You might not be named Susan, but you know I’m talking to you!
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Experience the Real Santa Story of Santa No:33!
Jill’s husband, Bill, is a professional Santa Claus!UtahSantaVisit.com(more…)
Discover Your Talent
We’re living in a time where, believe it or not, people don’t have hobbies. Think back to when you were young, and you had so many interests. Did a teacher say that you showed promise as a singer, dancer or an artist? Did you write an excellent paper for English class? No doubt, that was your talent. Perhaps a talent you haven’t pursued.(more…)
Off Target Book Author Tackles Issue of Gun Safety in Realistic Fiction for Fifth Grade Through Junior High Students, Teachers and Parents
What should a teenager do if a friend shows them a loaded gun? What would they do if they knew someone planned to take a gun to school? Jill Ammon Vanderwood writes about gun safety and the dangers of kids playing with an unsecured loaded gun and lets the reader decide the outcome.(more…)
It’s not always obvious what to do with certain items when you’re done with them. For example, what do you do with medications, light bulbs, and batteries? Here are a few tips on how to be green when disposing of various hazardous items.(more…)
Just a few of many people who were bullied as children but rose to be something great!(more…)
What experiences have you had while reading your books to kids?
Jill Vanderwood talks about her first ever live school reading and autograph session.(more…)
A selection of free excerpts from Jill Vanderwood’s Shaking Behind the Microphone.(more…)