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Land of Saints and Scholars

In honor of  St. Patrick’s Day, I’d like to share this post from 2015:

As those of you who have watched readaloud, St. Patrick and the Peddler, learned, Ireland is also known as “The Land of Saints and Scholars.”

Here’s why …

2017-08-28T11:20:45-06:00March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Thank You!

What a wonderful way for me to enter into the Thanksgiving spirit: visiting three different kindergarten classes to share my Happy Mamas book.  What a wonderful day it was–these kindergartners were just a joy to work with-full of wonder and wisdom, and a zest for life.  And their teachers are truly GIFTS.

2017-08-28T11:20:45-06:00November 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Bonding With Books

For those of you who may have missed my recent Happy Mamas blog tour, here is an excerpt from one of my articles on Bonding with Books that is posted on It’s Fundamental Children’s Book Blog:

How do books strengthen the mother/child bond?

Most mothers vividly remember holding their […]

2017-08-28T11:20:45-06:00November 17th, 2016|0 Comments

I’m Thankful for Laughter

This month’s story cast is The Little Jester by Helena Olofsson, and so I have been pondering this whole notion of who are the “jesters” in our world today. Dictionary definition of JESTER: in earlier times, a man whose job was to tell jokes and make people laugh. Hmmm, so would that be our late-night […]

2017-08-28T11:20:46-06:00November 4th, 2016|0 Comments

A Hallow Evening


Every Halloween, it seems, I come across some students or parents who are unaware of the roots of this holiday, and so here again is my post from last Halloween for those who may have missed it.

I love reading scary, spooky Halloween stories to children at this time of year, […]

2017-08-28T11:20:46-06:00October 24th, 2016|0 Comments

A Month of Mothers, Happiness, and Halloween

A Month of Mothers, Happiness, and Halloween

Happy Mamas, illustrated by Ruth E. Harper and published by the Child Welfare League of America, will launch on October 10th.

Stories are all about connections–connecting us to one another, to other places, to other cultures, and to […]

2017-08-28T11:20:46-06:00October 1st, 2016|0 Comments