“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.”—Sitting Bull (one of the quotes on the Honor Circle in the courtyard of our new middle school) This summer I started reading a favorite series from my childhood to my daughter, the Little House books. She knew we had Native … More Parenting in Harmony
Hello, friends. How were your holidays? I hope 2017 is treating you well. A new year brings new challenges, but it also brings new hope. Last year was quite a whirlwind for me, with the release of my first book, The Denim Jungle. But one of my favorite parts was all the story times I … More The Denim Jungle Storytime – From Us to You!
I am absolutely floored by this review of The Denim Jungle I just received from the 24th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Books Awards. And it couldn’t come at a better time. Last week was the one-year anniversary of finally having my book (MY book!) in my hands, and tomorrow is the sixth anniversary of losing Sue, who inspired me … More WOW! Writer’s Digest Review of The Denim Jungle
I had so much fun hosting a special story time at my hometown library in Ohio last week. We created imagination telescopes, just like Leo’s in The Denim Jungle. And you can, too—it’s so easy! If you’re looking for a fun (practically free) craft for your kids, school, or library, this one is great for … More Make Your Own Denim Jungle Telescopes
One of the great joys of parenting (for me) is reading books aloud to my kids. It’s fun for us all and good for them, too. I remember long drives to Grandma’s house when I was a kid, my mom reading chapter books from the front passenger seat. Little House, Charlotte’s Web, The Lion, The … More Favorite Read-Aloud Picture Books
Let’s be honest, parents. We’re the ones reading the picture books. Shouldn’t we be enjoying them, too? My heart does a little flitter-flutter when my kid grab the following books off the shelf. All of them would make great gifts for new parents, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and kids’ birthdays, too. Long live the heartwarming picture … More 12 Heartwarming Picture Books for Kids and Parents
For those of you who weren’t able to make it to The Denim Jungle book launch party in Seattle, I wanted to bring the party to you. So… welcome, friends, to my virtual book party! Come on in. I have all kinds of fun in store for you today. Enjoy your own personal author reading. Exercise your imaginations … More Virtual Book Launch Party