Waiting for the bus in downtown A2 to head home after quite an afternoon/evening. At Urban County meeting brought up crucial issues of disparities in basic coordinated/centralized emergency services in Eastern Washtenaw (vs A2) — specifically consistent hot meals each day and lack of homeless shelter— and feeling an openness from other elected officials to further this conversation.... then great meeting with a mentor who was in town who passed on much wisdom for me to chew in... And then honored to be recognized by the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners for my long time service as a founding member of the Washtenaw Food Policy Council (I just stepped down because many new people are stepping up and I wanted to make space for them)— thanks to Michelle Deatrick for initiating and to long time colleagues Ruth Blackburn and Sharon Sheldon for showing up to support— that meant a lot... and then, watched the MI premiere of Unfractured, a documentary about Sandra Steingraber’s role (and success!) in the anti-fracking movement in NY. Was great to ask her questions after and hear from the filmmaker as well. Finally bought Sandra’s first book— Living Downstream— that really changed my perspective on environmental toxins when I heard her speak about a decade ago. Looking forward to finally reading it. Thanks to Dean Peck from UM SEAS for hosting the premiere at MI Theater! #newlife#umichseas#umseas#sustainability#lotstothinkabout#lotstoread
I realized I never really properly introduced myself in the insta-sphere. So here we go... . My name is Megan and back in November I started the Young Book Love blog with the purpose of helping parents help their kids discover great books. Also, I love middle grade fiction and this gave me a good excuse to read lots and lots of it. 🤓 . .
I am also a Mom to six kids who range in age from 14-9 (including a set of identical twin boys and a set of almost triplets - our youngest two joined our family through adoption and for two months of the year our youngest three are all the same age). I am an adoptive mom and a mom to kids with special needs. . .
Books have always held a place of importance in my life. One of my goals as a mom is to raise kids who love to read. It is a joy to watch my kids discover books they connect with. . .
The stage of life I currently reside in includes lots of driving to get kids where they need to be. It also includes more and more glimpses into who my kids are growing up to be. It is a stage of life I am loving. . .
Day 3 for #igwritersapril! My bookshelf is a mess almost all the time. I have a bad habit of raiding used book bins so I wind up with a lot of books I need to organize and decide what I want to read and what I need to rehome. Usually this takes me a year to go through, because I'm SUPER slow. I also have a lot of signed books on my bottom shelf I really need to find a safer place for 😂