Anita Ojeda

Anita Ojeda

Anita Ojeda juggles writing with teaching high school English and history. When she's not lurking in odd places looking for rare birds, you can find her camping with her kids, adventuring with her husband or mountain biking with her students.

Looking for a Simple Passive Voice Explanation?

So far, you’ve learned how to install Yoast and get your site verified, the importance of SEO and keywords, and how you can make little changes to improve your post’s readability. Today, we’ll dive into the really geeky English teacher sort of stuff. I’ll give you a simple passive voice explanation. Don’t run away or stick your fingers in your ears quite yet!  What EXACTLY is Passive Construction? In a nutshell, Yoast SEO sees passive construction as any sentence that…

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Middle Grade Books about Courage for Girls and Boys

If you’re looking for great middle grade books to give as gifts to girls and boys between the ages of 8-12, I have two recommendations. Likewise, if you know a middle grade English-Language Arts teacher, they might appreciate one, too. Both books take a unique look at courage.  NetGalley and the publishers provided advanced copies of the books to me. Opinions belong to me (and I only promote books I really love). Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick Press,…

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Sex Scandals in American History: Have We Learned Anything?

Bringing Down the Colonel Trigger Warning: This post deals with a book about sexual predation that reveals one the biggest sex scandals in American history. Before I get to the book review, you should understand a few things about human psychology—bits and pieces that help guide us as we discuss sexual assault,rape, and harassment. You also need to know a few things about me.  Let me just state up front that I have nothing against men. I married a wonderful…

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The Importance of Spiritual Self-Care for Caregivers

In this fourth installment celebrating National Family Caregivers month, I’ll share the importance of spiritual self-care for caregivers. Don’t get me wrong, spiritual self-care should be a high priority on everyone’s list, but it’s especially important for caregivers! Spiritual Self-Care Fail I had only gone to church a handful of times since April, but that day I felt the need to attend. After all, the church always had a beautiful musical program the week before Christmas. I didn’t want to…

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Shred the Excuses: Why Caregivers Need to Focus on Self-care

Today’s Self-Care Sunday features author and caregiver Karen Sebastian. She tackles the importance of caregivers taking care of themselves physically and shredding the excuses. How then do you gain the essence of wisdom? You cross the threshold of true knowledge when you live in obedient devotion to God. Stubborn know-it-alls will never stop to do this, for they scorn true wisdom and knowledge. Proverbs 1:7 TPT Why Caregivers Don’t Take Care of Themselves You’ve heard the lectures and the logic…

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What One Thing Would You Take With You?

Today’s Five-Minute Friday prompt? One Hell in Paradise I have friends, classmates, and former coworkers who live in Paradise, CA—or the former Paradise, CA. Many of them worked at Feather River Hospital, and barely made it out with their lives. My Facebook feed filled with photos of melted cars, garage doors where houses used to stand, flames licking both sides of the road, and stories of miraculous escapes. One of my friends helped deliver a baby during the evacuation. Her…

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The Power of Art as Self-care for Caregivers

Discover the power of art to help you negotiate the tough times in life. Nourishing your creativity provides a powerful tool for self-care for caregivers and other stressed-out people.

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