An Interview with Children’s Book Author, Denette Fretz

One of the wonderful things about being a children’s book author is finding connections with other authors. In 2015, I had the privilege of interviewing Denette Fretz, author of Pirates on the Farm and Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door. Here’s a glimpse … Continue reading

Five Ways to Share Love Letters With Your Child

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s the perfect time to write a letter to your child, to tell them how much you love them. But why limit it to one day a year? Here’s five ways to bless … Continue reading

Sam and the Red Balloon

It’s Sunday morning, bright and early. I’m excited to be here, in Portland, Oregon, to meet my wonderful new granddaughter and spend time with her big brother. Sam is not yet two and a half. He’s utterly adorable, and utterly sweet. I … Continue reading

Making a Thankfulness Jar: An Easy Way for Families to Celebrate the Year.

At the beginning of 2016 my twenty-eight year old niece began a new tradition. She decided to record her most treasured moments of the year on colored sticky notes, and collect them in a jar. Then, twelve months later, on … Continue reading

Seven Family Activities Around the Christmas Tree

The countdown to Christmas is in full swing. If you’re anything like me, you’ve only just put your tree up, you still have presents to buy and cards to send. I’m definitely a last-minute shopper, but I also yearn to … Continue reading