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Babysitters Club

By Kathryn_WilliamsNovember 20, 2009
A few months ago, we explored the topic of summer jobs. But what about the other nine months of the year? Speaking of nine months, what about babies? Speaking of babies, what about the age-old teen career of babysitting? (And who came up with that ... More  →
Babysitters Club

What the....

By Kathryn_WilliamsNovember 20, 2009
To illustrate our posts, we use images from the bizarre and maddening site known as Shutterstock. Some of these pictures are so strange that when we editors stumble upon them, we email them to each other with subject lines such as "?!??!!!!!!!!!" "What the...." and ... More  →
What the....

Why We Love the Web, Part 1

By Kathryn_WilliamsNovember 16, 2009
Try to imagine a time before the internet. Stop looking horrified and just try. You can't, can you? The interwebs was a game changer. Sure, we could technically live in a world that didn't contain the following amuse-bouches. But it would be a sad, grim world ... More  →
Why We Love the Web, Part 1

Baby, It's Cold Outside

By Kathryn_WilliamsNovember 4, 2009
It seems like just yesterday we were offering instructions on how to make a gigantor homemade slip n' slide, so how is it that the weather is suddenly hovering near freezing (in some parts of the world at least)? Say it with me now: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! ... More  →
Baby, It's Cold Outside

Haiku, Fall Edition

By Kathryn_WilliamsNovember 3, 2009
Our first foray into haiku inspired so many Sparklers to pick up their own quills and ponder the meaning of life (or bread bowls) that we decided to try again, this time with fall as our inspiration. We realize that we are playing fast and ... More  →
Haiku, Fall Edition

Silliest Reasons Not to Get Vaccinated for the Swine Flu

By Kathryn_WilliamsOctober 28, 2009
Aaaand we're back! As you know, the piggy flu tore through the SparkLife virtual offices last week like a hurricane through a mobile park, felling at least two of our own and potentially more. After huddling like subhuman lumps in our germ-infested beds for a ... More  →
Silliest Reasons Not to Get Vaccinated for the Swine Flu

Shakespeare Was a Red Bull-Swilling Time Traveler Aided by Elves

By Kathryn_WilliamsOctober 14, 2009
Cue the Law & Order doink doink sound, because the mystery that is the Bard of all bards has been solved—or so says HuffPo. If you've ever felt grossly inadequate while pondering the fact that William Shakespeare (allegedly) penned 37 plays, 154 sonnets, and 2 narrative ... More  →
Shakespeare Was a Red Bull-Swilling Time Traveler Aided by Elves

Autumn Activity Series: Carve a Pumpkin

By Kathryn_WilliamsOctober 12, 2009
We've been feeling a little nostalgic recently for our Summer Activity Series (SAS) posts, so we decided to bundle the idea up in a scarf, pump it full of hot apple cider, and (continuing with our geometry pun), do an autumn version (AAS). Fall just wouldn't ... More  →
Autumn Activity Series: Carve a Pumpkin

"Awesome Teacher" Is Not an Oxymoron

By Kathryn_WilliamsOctober 7, 2009
Sparkler spasc645 made an excellent point on last week's post about awful teacher types. While making fun of teachers is kind of our bread and butter here at SparkLife (they're just such easy targets), there are also teachers who inspire us, support us, and dedicate ... More  →

Haiku! Bless You.

By Kathryn_WilliamsOctober 5, 2009
One of our favorite kinds of poetry is haiku. And nooooo, it's not just because it's only three lines long. Okay, yes, maybe that's why. But anyway, it's a highly regarded form of Japanese verse. So lay off. And what better way to express the joys ... More  →
Haiku! Bless You.
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Kathryn_Williams

Kathryn Williams is the author of three YA novels but only one with an Oxford comma in the title. She is a Taurus and hates writing bios. Check out her website, www.kathrynswilliams.com, and follow her on Twitter @kathrynwauthor.

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