children

Picture Book Idea Month: Let the Ideas Flow!

Don’t miss your chance to be part of Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo) 2015. The brain child of author Tara Lazar, this awesome month of ideas and inspiration is especially for picture book writers! I’ve participated for the last two years and am now jumping into my third. The idea behind Picture Book Idea Month… Read more »

Is the Bouncy House Calling You?

There’s nothing quite like being a kid. The newness of everything. The excitement. The pure joy. When you’re a kid, there are no responsibilities. No “to-do” lists. No feelings of guilt for not getting things done or being less than productive. As a child you are free to spend all of your time exploring your… Read more »

The Dandelion’s Tale: A Creative Approach to a Universal THEME

Title: The Dandelion’s Tale Author: Kevin Sheehan Illustrator: Rob Dunlavey Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books Year: 2014 Word Count: 974   Wow! That’s all I can say about this breathtakingly beautiful book. I’ve read lots of children’s books in the last year, and this one really stood out to me for its timelessness. The Dandelion’s… Read more »

Defined by Relationship

I became a mom on March 26th of this year, and it was honestly the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. For years lots of people had been telling me that it would be; but to be honest, I wasn’t sure how I would take to the whole motherhood thing. When I first… Read more »