I'm TOTALLY FREAKING OUT!!! It's happened! I now can share all the details of my new kid's book!!! If you want to skip the details and go straight to Amazon click this photo: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BF4DR7GL?maas=maas_adg_4476B70D23D7E3B29FC6AA3EE0D24E3E_afap_abs&ref_=aa_maas&tag=maas First off check out this fantastic cover art, like wow! Second, I need to thank all the kids in my life… Continue reading Preorder Now Available!
I’ve been hard at work on a special project recently and I’m finally ready to tell you what it is! I’ve been writing a book and I’m so excited to share more details (including the cover and how to pre-order your copy) with you soon. Be sure to keep an eye out for my official… Continue reading New Book Coming Soon!
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If you're like us then you have a TON of broken crayons. I've done several crafts with broken crayons already but here is another one to try. This one makes crayons into a fun ty-dye effect. You will need: A muffin tin or silicone if you have onePaper muffin liners if your pan is not… Continue reading Q-Kids: Crayon Remake
While some people's goal with gardens is to store up food. Mine has been to teach our kids where food comes from, how it grows, and how yummy it is. As the season starts producing food the question comes up about seeds. My kids wonder, can we eat them? What happens if we don't? After… Continue reading Q-Kids: Investigating Seeds
My kids love kites. I do not. As a parent who has to get the kite in the air, untangled, and gauge the weather the whole task feels daunting. So instead of a full blown kite we made these fun hand kites that can be used inside or out. All you need is: Shower curtain… Continue reading Q-Kids: Hand Kite
My girls are obsessed with mermaids. And unicorns. And glitter... you get the drift. So after a fun fourth of July we had a bagful of snail shells fished from the lake. I had the girls clean the shells (nothing like smelly shellfish to find later, uck!). I grabbed our stash of nail-polish and some… Continue reading Q-Kids: Mermaid Money DIY
With all this heat we've lost a bit of bread around our house. When I realized my bagels had gone bad I was so sad. I decided to take an opportunity instead. We have been bird watching hard core with all the other activities canceled due to quarantine. So this was a way to up… Continue reading Q-Kids: Edible Bird Feeder
My kids love to pick dandelions and about any other flower they come across on our nature adventures. The problem is that rarely do the kids pick the flower stems long enough to actually make a real bouquet with. So when I saw this fun craft I knew we had to try it out. Before… Continue reading Q-Kids: Unique Bouquet
Here is the final story in the Chicken Coop Club series. It's a fun version on checkers with free printouts to play at home. I hope you enjoy it! Happy Questing!
My kids pick a lot of flowers. Flowers destined to die before we can finish our walk and get them into water. It's not that bad until the kids realize their handful of wonderful beauty is wilted and faded. Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine to… Continue reading Q-Kids: Flower Press
I grew up in the 90's and hair styles were different. Top of the trends were hair wraps. I know you remember, don't deny it. All you do is start with one of those little plastic hair ties that are super hard to get out and bundle up a small section of hair usually next… Continue reading Q-Kids: String Hair Wraps
Week two of the Chicken Coop Club is now live! New feature this week is an audio reading of the full story. So print off the FREE activity page and listen to my story while you play with your kids. This week's story is about the game of BINGO! I hope you enjoy it. Happy… Continue reading Q-Kids: Chicken Coop Club Story #2
My kids are really into (read obsessed) with finding "ancient artifacts" ever since they saw the Let's Go Luna episode about Egypt. We've been looking at the photos in a few of my adult books about archaeology. I thought that would satisfy them. Dear readers, they want more. So we went onto YouTube and looked… Continue reading Q-Kids: Archaeology At Home
I've been working with the amazing Townline Hatchery to create a fun children's tale series focused around raising your own poultry. This new series is called The Chicken Coop Club. These mini stories focus on living out the backyard farm while under these strange circumstances we are all subject to right now. Bonus being that… Continue reading Q-Kids: Chicken Coop Club Story #1
With picture book writing their is a real art to handling a page turn. You have to think through not only the words but the accompanying art on the pages. There are many amazing tools out there to help you envision what your story will look like with each turn. You can find a wonderful… Continue reading The Perfect Page Turn
The broken crayon is the bane of my craft box. If you're int he same boat as me it's time to collect all those broken bits and get to crafting. My kids have wanted to do the "painted rocks" art and leave them on our local trails for awhile now. The issue is all the… Continue reading Q-Kids: Hot Rock Art
It's Monday. Just in case you needed a reminder. Staying in quarantine is getting longer and longer and even those of us with that extra serving of creativity are losing steam. We are also running low on all the snacks and comfort foods. So for snack time this week things got a bit crazy. I… Continue reading Q-Kids Activity: Cookie Cutter Fun
My kids love to be outside. Unfortunately, the weather hasn't been cooperating much here. But for those that do have fair weather this activity will have kids exploring and gathering all over your yard. There are many nature weaving photos available on Pinterest. My version is handy because I utilize something I already had on… Continue reading Q-Kids: Nature Weaving
How are you holding up? Take a moment this morning and take a mental inventory. Did you get some fresh air this weekend? Did you connect with someone you love? Did you accomplish something that needed to be done? Have you read something exquisite? Just like a boss would do, I've found it essential to… Continue reading Quarantine Check-In