Last month I offer several fun ideas for Poetry Month. But words can be much more than a carefully crafted phrase, poem, script, or story. They can be visual art as well. Here are 3 easy “Word Art” projects for execs, parents, bloggers, teachers, kids, crafters, photographers, and anyone else I’m forgetting. 1. The “Wordle” I discovered http://www.Wordle.net the … More Word Art
As I venture forward into a future without Sue or Shirley, I’m comforted by these words of wisdom from Shirley herself. They are from a speech she wrote for our wedding, and I read them at her service. Take advantage of the insight that only a century of living and loving can truly bring. I think you’ll find … More Words of Wisdom
Whether you realize it or not, poetry is an everyday part of your life: the lyrics of a song, the prose in a childen’s story, the cadence of the evening news, and even the order and choice of the words you say are all types of poetry. “And why should I care?” you might ask. … More Poetry
What can I say? It’s a classic. There are a million different play dough recipes out there. (There’s even a whole site dedicated to that fact.) But don’t let that dissuade you from giving any old recipe a try. Otherwise, if you’re like me, you’ll spend so much time researching “the best” that you’ll get bored … More Play Dough!
Do you have shelf after shelf of kids books at home, many of which leave you wondering, “How in the hell did these even get published?” I ask myself that about three times a day, especially given the meaningful gem currently imprisoned on my computer. But I’ll save you that rant.
Now that I have a toddler, the word “share” seems to leave my lips about 300 times a day. I’m not sure the kiddo gets it yet, but my subconscious certainly seems to be listening. Obviously, the ways we share as parents are varied and many:
The top Tweeters list reads like a “Who’s Who” of extroverts: Lady Gaga, Justin Beiber, Katy Perry, Charlie Sheen, Kim Kardashian … But under all that noisy froth, there’s a steady current building: social media for introverts. “What, like shy people?” you might ask. Far from it.
What’s the deal with preschool? I’m not setting up a joke. I really want to know.
Your toddler doesn’t need an expensive play kitchen to “play kitchen.”
Okay, I admit. This is kind of a weighty thing to throw out there. But as I’ve mentioned before, I’m working on a book for kids who won’t have a chance to personally know an integral family member who’s died. It’s an issue that, sadly, will affect a lot of kids (my daughter included). Yet children’s … More Children’s Books About Death