That’s what life is about: about daring greatly, about being in the arena. — Brené Brown


Jumping into the arena. That’s what I’m doing right here, right now.  That vast arena of content that fills the web, fills bookshelves and e-readers, fills our hours, our minds and our hearts.  There’s a lot to choose from out there when you’re thinking about teaching, learning, and the hard work of raising good kids.  I’m grateful that my little piece of the arena is one you choose to come back to.  And to help us both grow in our understanding of this process, my little blog has needed to grow, too.

I’ve made changes to my  platform to make it easier, more efficient and more compelling for you to stop by.   After years of writing and months of researching, and with the help of a number of truly creative and great minds, I’m honored to be launching the new Wonder of Children site with you.

I wouldn’t dare to be in the arena without you – the readers, parents, teachers, and other thoughtful folks who read my work, ask me questions, give me suggestions and in general, just keep me on my toes. To those of you who have been along for the ride,  thank you. I am grateful.

The technical side of web design and moving a site made me gasp and gag, sweat and shriek.  Without the support of Debbie Reber and her Writing Alliance and without the skilled and masterful work of the Edee Lemonier at JeansnBeans, I wouldn’t have taken this leap.  To these smart ladies, thank you. I am grateful.

The risk now is that my little tribe follows along.  To do that, simply click here  or wander up to the top right to enter your name and email. (NOTE: Spam is evil. Selling or sharing emails is cheesy when you’re a writer.  You’re info is safe with me. And you can unsubscribe at any time.  I’d be disappointed, but I’ll accept your choice.)

In return for signing up, you’ll get a short, complimentary document that outlines the ten traits to nurture in children.  It’s a summary of the good stuff I’ve already written about and a glimpse of what’s to come. To those who migrate along with me, in advance, thank you. I am grateful.

Wishing you all the best,


Lisa Dewey Wells

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *