One small step for man. One giant leap for mankind. (Neil Armstrong) On July 20, 1969, the lunar module Eagle landed on the moon. Six hours later, Commander Neil Armstrong stepped onto its surface. Do you remember that day ... that "moment"? I do. My dad and I walked outside our home on that very… Continue reading Remember the First Moonwalk: One Small Step for Man
Want to learn how to make unique Christmas gifts and discover new ways to write special family stories? Karen Jordan and Mary May Larmoyeux will help you prepare for a Christmas that your family will long remember. Ticket price of $30 per person includes workshop, lunch, a copy of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to… Continue reading Countdown to Christmas: Workshop and Lunch
- by Mary May Larmoyeux - Do you remember when the first man walked on the moon ... or the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded ... or Expedition 41 was launched? Have you ever written your memories of outer space down? It was 1969 when I stood with my dad in the dark of the night.… Continue reading Space Travel Memories … Have you Written Yours Down?
by Mary May Larmoyeux What have you learned over the years about writing? What have you learned from others? I've learned that the craft of writing is a lot of hard work. And most of what I've learned has been passed on to me by others. Not too long ago I read a quote by… Continue reading 3 Tips for Writers
by Mary May May Larmoyeux I'm a life-long learner. What about you? And I just finished watching this 20-minute interview with magazine editors Brian Klems (Writer's Digest) and Laura Pepper Wu (The Write Life Magazine). My favorite tip was given by Brian. It was about how to break into writing for a new magazine (given… Continue reading What Magazine Editors Want to Know
by Mary May Larmoyeux If you will be going on a vacation this summer, you've probably made a lot of plans. You've chosen a destination, made hotel accommodations, and decided countless other details. Behind every successful vacation there's usually good preparation. The same is true for good writing. Here are three ways to begin organizing… Continue reading 3 Ways to Organize Your Story Ideas
by Mary May Larmoyeux Several years ago a friend and I talked about passing down family stories. She said that Psalm 78:4 is one of her favorite Bible verses: " We will ... tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.” The Bible paraphrase The… Continue reading Saving family stories
by Mary May Larmoyeux I'm part of a group going through Hayley DiMarco's wonderful book The Fruitful Wife. This week we talked about joy. DiMarco says, "Joy comes when you realize that your life is never, for one second, a surprise to God. He hasn't lost all control, and things aren't happening willy-nilly." Hayley reminds… Continue reading Have you been in a “storm”?
by Mary May Larmoyeux http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKQjwtsmcoQ Calling all moms and grandmoms! Treat yourself to a wonderful story by watching Sony Pictures' new movie "Mom's Night Out." It was released today (May 9, 2014) in theaters around the country. I saw a sneak preview of the film last week and it was great! Whether you are… Continue reading Mom’s Night Out