Author Archives: Andrea R Huelsenbeck

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

Why to Read Aloud to Children

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In the Meme Time: Marriage

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Life Lessons Learned from my Parents

Mom passed away in 2004, Dad in 2013. I miss them every day. In this season between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, I would like to honor my parents by enumerating the ways they made me what I am. My … Continue reading

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Unwanted Houseguests…by ARHuelsenbeck

I always wear shoes in my house. I live in the Arizona desert. I actually live in a lovely urban/suburban area outside Phoenix. But, technically, it’s a desert. Because it’s rather densely developed, we don’t have some of the wildlife … Continue reading

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What Good are Student Demonstrations? …by ARHuelsenbeck

On National Walk-Out Day this past Tuesday, students at thousands of American high schools left their classrooms at 10:00 a.m. to protest against gun violence such as the attack at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last month that … Continue reading

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My First Job…by ARHuelsenbeck

My parents were immigrants from Germany. My mother’s sister married an American G.I. after World War II, and she and her husband sponsored my parents’ entry into the United States. I was conceived in Germany but born in the United States. … Continue reading

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Garage of Delight

It’s been almost three and a half years since I wrote about The Garage of Doom, my second post on this blog. This is what the garage looked like then, waist-high with stuff: Many boxes still needed to be unpacked … Continue reading

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