2020 Going All In Diary: Family Goals Day 11

One of my goals for the new year is to plan at least one day a month when Ian and I get outside and take a walk or enjoy nature in some way. Today was the perfect day to accomplish this goal for January. For more about goal setting, listen to https://paulinehawkins.com/2020/01/05/episode-111-going-all-in-in-2020-with-molly-campbell/

A book for everyone

I’ve been rereading Uncommon Core in preparation for planning out my next book, and I have to tell you, it’s giving me the feels. I’ve cried through every chapter, remembering the connection I had with my students and the lessons we learned from each other. In some ways, it’s a hard book to market becauseContinue reading “A book for everyone”

2020 Going All In Diary: Health Goals, Day 5

Ian and I have gotten into the habit of eating a bowl of chips while watching TV before bed. We both know this is not good for us, but I’m old. I like traditions. Last night, I was wrapped in a blanket with Chico on my lap, thinking about those jalapeno chips I bought earlierContinue reading “2020 Going All In Diary: Health Goals, Day 5”

Episode 111: Going All In in 2020 with Molly Campbell

January 5, 2020 All In with Pauline Hawkins Molly Campbell, UNH Lecturer and dear friend, joins me to have a new year/all in conversation. There’s such a pull at the beginning of a new year to make New Year’s Resolutions, but so many of us struggle with sticking with it. So Molly and I wantedContinue reading “Episode 111: Going All In in 2020 with Molly Campbell”

What if…

Some thoughts to consider for the new year. What if we stopped expecting schools to protect our children from the world and started teaching our children to be better for the world? What if we stopped removing obstacles from our children’s paths and let them experience the strength that comes from overcoming them? What ifContinue reading “What if…”

Episode 106: For I Am Yours with Pauline, Carol Linn, and Lorraine

October 20, 2019 All In with Pauline Hawkins Lori McCarthy guest hosts the show, interviewing Pauline Hawkins (the author), Carol Linn Powell (the inspiration), and Lorraine Watry (the illustrator) about the children’s book, For I Am Yours, released on September 25th. It is a beautifully illustrated story about a baby and her blanket and theContinue reading “Episode 106: For I Am Yours with Pauline, Carol Linn, and Lorraine”

Loving Mom

Recently I had an experience that was surreal in its timing and a reminder of the cyclical nature of life. Mid to late July I was anxiously awaiting the illustrations to be done for my book For I Am Yours and enjoying a rare time of fulfillment and joy. The day finally came that LorraineContinue reading “Loving Mom”

For I Am Yours: Watercolor Illustrations

I’m thrilled to share another completed illustration for my children’s book For I Am Yours. Lorraine Watry is the amazing illustrator, and she’s been blogging about her process for her followers and students. She has never illustrated a book before, but her watercolor paintings have won numerous awards. To read more about her process, go to: Continue reading “For I Am Yours: Watercolor Illustrations”

Episode 88: Dating and Single Parenting with Eric Levin

March 24, 2019 All In with Pauline Hawkins Today, I tried something new. Instead of talking to a guest about some cool project they are going all in on, I wanted to discuss topics that are important to us. Eric Levin, a single father, a real estate agent, and a good friend of mine, joinedContinue reading “Episode 88: Dating and Single Parenting with Eric Levin”

Episode 85: Geezer Stories with Laura Mansfield

March 3, 2019 All In with Pauline Hawkins Laura Mansfield is the author of Geezer Stories: The Care and Feeding of Old People, a book that was birthed from a series of Facebook posts she originally shared to help her cope with the frustrations, heartaches and small joys of caring for her aging parents. LauraContinue reading “Episode 85: Geezer Stories with Laura Mansfield”