Good Friday afternoon, friends! It's time for FIND OUT FRIDAY and boy do I have a treat for you! Today's interview is with one of my dearest friends in fire and life safety education/community risk reduction. This guy oozes talent and personality and he uses these traits to create impactful safety messages and programs to … Continue reading FIND OUT FRIDAY with FIRE & LIFE SAFETY EDUCATOR: BLAISE HARRIS
Tell readers a little bit about yourself. My name is Thomas Raper and I am 37 years old. I am married to a wonderful lady in the healthcare profession and we have 3 kids. I have a pretty busy career in the fire service, working full time in the fire marshal’s office for Hickory Fire … Continue reading FIND OUT FRIDAY with Fire Inspector/Investigator Thomas Raper
Good morning, friends! I am so very excited to share today's FIND OUT FRIDAY with you! Rick Dunton is the newest (human) member of the Charlotte Fire Department's public education team and has a fantastic new responsibility. He's got a lot of exciting things going on! I know you're going to be just as fascinated … Continue reading FIND OUT FRIDAY – With Rick Dunton and Lady Katherine
Well, I have to be honest with you. It's getting pretty exciting around the house in preparation of the release of FRAIDY BRADY AND THE FIRST FIELD TRIP! We've been talking to Brady about how famous he's going to be, but I don't think he quite believes it yet! We're even looking at cat leashes … Continue reading Two more months! Two more months!
Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you've had a terrific week! I can't wait to share this week's FIND OUT FRIDAY with you. David Gulledge is my nephew-in-law (Is that a thing?). He married my niece, Catherine, two years ago this week. He's also the new Worship Pastor at Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Concord, NC. David … Continue reading FIND OUT FRIDAY: With Worship Pastor, David Gulledge
Since it is the end of the year, I took some time to go through old photos from my teaching career. One of my favorite events of the year was our three day- two night trip to Camp Thunderbird. In honor of all of those wonderful memories, I present to you today the writing prompt... … Continue reading Gone Camping – Writing Prompt
Last weekend, my niece posted that her daughter was outside painting on an inflatable easel. What a GENIUS idea! You can take an inflatable easel anywhere! I knew when I saw it that I had to share it with you... so here it is! Kids will have hours of outdoor fun doodling or scribbling on … Continue reading Have You Seen the Inflatable Easel?
Good morning, friends! Several people have asked for a list of Fire Safety Books and while I could go on and on and on (literally), here are twenty books that I would recommend reading! ENJOY! Arthur’s Fire Drill By: Marc Brown Dial 9-1-1! By: Charles Ghigna Fire Drill … Continue reading Maria’s List of Fire Safety Books
In honor of Memorial Day, I thought it would be great to have a writing prompt to keep Memorial Day fun going. So, no matter what you did yesterday, take yourself back a day and create the perfect holiday picinic. Where would you go? What's your favorite picnic spot? Would you pack a picnic lunch … Continue reading Memorial Day Fun – Writing Prompt
Today is Memorial Day and it is important to remember those who lost their lives in service to their county as they fought for our freedoms. At a time when our country is so divided, it is still important for children to understand the freedoms we have as a nation and how those were obtained. … Continue reading Remembering the Fallen: Memorial Day