Hello, friends! This week is officially Spring Break. While we aren’t actually traveling anywhere and our schools are taking a break from remote learning… we are taking a super-duper, virtual, time-traveling vacation that I think will be fun! When my boys were toddlers, their pediatrician gave me some golden advice: follow the kids’ interests and give… Read more »Read More
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Writing About Courage… When I Needed it Most (The Story Behind “Rescuing the Declaration of Independence”)
Today is my book birthday! It has been my dream to become a picture book author since I was a little girl. And today marks the release of Rescuing the Declaration of Independence: How We Almost Lost the Words that Built America. The actual book surpasses anything I could have imagined. The illustrations by Sibert… Read more »Read More
Camp COVID: This Week in STEM April 13 (Astronauts, Meteors, and Back Holes! Oh MY!)
Happy Week in STEM, Friends! Here’s my weekly trick for letting the scientists, astronauts, and researchers carry some of the Camp COVID load this week! From astronaut talk backs to story time to meteor showers, this is a great week in STEM to excite minds of all ages. Plus, dinner table talk. Four topics to… Read more »Read More
Camp COVID: Art Therapy and Dolly Parton? Exactly What We Need!
Friends, I’m so excited to share what we’ve been up to with you because it’s EASY, it’s CALMING, it’s ENGROSSING, and we loved it. You may have noticed that many children’s book illustrators are offering art tutorials for FREE. This is an exciting development! My 2nd grader and I grabbed some paper and markers. We… Read more »Read More
It’s Okay To Admit It, This is Really Hard. And It’s Scary, too.
I’m gonna tell you something I often have trouble admitting. I’m scared. I’m telling you this because you might be scared, too. In a matter of days, Coronavius has brought our world –as in the entire globe–to a stand still. Many of us have elderly loved ones living in isolation. Many of us have children… Read more »Read More