Kids are drawn to natural items and collecting rocks is a great activity that will help your child to develop important life skills, expand their horizons, and learn about categorizing, sorting and observing. Sounds good, right? So next time you take a walk with your child – bring an empty bag – point out interesting […]
Throughout the years, many rooms in my house hosted some type of nature collection started when I was a child: rocks, seed pods, leave skeletons, bark peelings, feathers, bird nests, shells, etc. I called it my “science museum”. Often, these collections were started on the fly during a trip to the beach or a hike […]
Today (Sept 6th) is National Read-a-Book Day. What book are you reading?
It takes time to look at something. In this age of accelerated lifestyles it is rare that we take the time to really notice nature’s evolving cycles. The waxing and waning of the moon each month, the growing of a seed and its eventual return to the soil, the gentle progression of the seasons are […]
Do you ever ask yourself, “What if?” As a child, you probably did all the time, but how about now that you’re all grown up? Probably not so much. As children, our imaginations are rich with possibility, often leading to innovative ideas and creative action. Do you remember some of the things you might have […]
Did you know, almost every day of the year is a national holiday of one kind or another? Yep—there are over 1,500 national days! What’s better than one special day? The entire month of August is NATIONAL FAMILY FUN MONTH! The sun is shining, long summer days are warm and inviting, creating the opportune time to get […]
“Explore. Dream. Discover.” —Mark Twain. As a child, I had a vivid imagination, I was constantly making up stories. I’m not sure when I started writing them down, but I’m pretty sure my fourth grade year was a turning point — specifically, the first time my teacher asked the class to write a story. All […]
I’m thrilled to share a new children’s picture book by Alma Hammond Jeffers, illustrated by Anya Macleod, and designed by ME! Serafina Soars, available now. Follow shy but mighty Serafina as she travels through Spain and discovers not only the beauty of her country, but her own self-confidence. Available now on Amazon or by request from your […]
My children’s picture book, Comfy, Cozy now has a coloring book! Artwork by Marcia Lewis. Available now on Amazon!
When is the last time you stopped long enough to do something creative and fulfilling just for fun, just for you? Not to mention, creativity is an excellent way to exercise the right brain, which in turn will stimulate your imagination and maximize your productivity! Creativity can take many forms, but I especially enjoy expressing […]