Featured Craft #2

Grow a Rainbow is magic! So cool! Watch the rainbow appear before your eyes.   Great for elementary kids and littler ones too. And it's likely you already have everything you need to do it.   (Instructions at The Best Ideas for Kids website here)

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Featured Activity #2

Simple activity that is perfect for outdoor play: Moon sand!   Homemade moon sand, that is. Easy to make and full of kid fun.   But it is messy, so it's best to be an outdoor activity to both make and play with.   (Check out the instructions on the Happy Mothering...

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World Travels – México

WORLD TRAVELS MÉXICO (CHICHÉN ITZÁ)When I visited this incredible ancient site, I felt like I’d stepped into an Indiana Jones movie and had become an explorer and adventurer. The structures and the culture they represent is so fascinating!   Chichén Itzá is one...

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Writing Prompt #2

Take five to ten minutes and do the following writing prompt to practice. Practice makes you a stronger writer.   Write a farewell letter to your parents from a girl who disguises herself as a boy to fight in the American Revolution.   *Note: It’s supposed...

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A Ferret of a Job

A Ferret of a Job Once, there was a fuzzy brown ferret named Stuart in a little hammock. The ferret stretched his long, slinky body. It was morning, but he was still fast asleep. His tiny round ear twitched. His tiny nose twitched. He turned over and gave a small...

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World Travels – England

WORLD TRAVELS ENGLAND (LEEDS CASTLE)This castle provides the setting more than half of my debut novel, Maylie and the Maze. I visited it once a long time ago, and it made quite an impression on me, especially the maze!   The first stone castle was built in 1119....

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Writing Prompt #1

Take five to ten minutes and do the following writing prompt to practice. Practice makes you a stronger writer.   A blue-haired mermaid saves a time-traveling fisherman from a sinking boat.   *Note: It’s supposed to be ridiculous to stretch your...

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Featured Activity #1

With summer ended, how about bringing a bit of summer into fall?   In the form of an inflatable pool!   Turn an inflatable kiddie pool into an outdoor hangout or better yet seating for a projector screen/bed sheet/house wall movie night! It would be so much...

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