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reichtina

I retired from my traditional job to explore, practice, and create stories for people of all ages.

What Inspired You?

This morning I decided to clean some old stuff off of my phone. I started with my notes since these are usually notes that reminded me of something I needed to do or an idea on writing. I came across a note with five questions: What inspired you today? What […]

The Visit

I was walking on a hill filled with wildflowers.  They were beautiful.  As far as my eyes could see there were flowers of every color. Pink, yellow, purple, it was a sea of colors.  The fragrance flowed through the air. I could hear the whispering of the wind.   I continued to walk breathing […]

Traditions and Toasts

Can you believe Christmas is just a week away? Do you find yourself asking questions like: Where did this year go? What will we be doing for Christmas? Did I buy enough gifts? What will we do for New Year Eve or day? Should I make a new year’s resolution?  What […]

Where's the leftovers?

It’s been three days!  Three!  Yet I don’t see any turkey and stuffing leftovers.  Where are they? Oh, yes, that’s correct.  Last year my son and I started a new tradition for Thanksgiving.  We decided that we would look for recipes from other places, cultures etc. Well what we have learned is that not everyone […]

Ella’s Big Catch

Ella’s off for a great day of fishing with her dad. She learns to sit patiently and quietly. It’s at the end of the day that she begins to understand that sometimes, when we sit quietly, we can hear the wind blowing, and sometimes so much more! Ella’s Big Catch […]

How Popo Got His Name

We all have preconceived ideas of what a new baby in the family will call us. Some grandmas don’t want to be called grandma. Or maybe Aunt Tina is a tongue twister for the toddler. But it seems to me it’s really the toddler that picks our ‘names’. What can […]

Did I Really?

I’m here at the end of my project, publishing two children’s books and I realize I’m going to need a book launch. I started doing my budget and my  thoughts are wow, you just may not make it. Well failure is not an option so I started checking out discount stores […]