Knit up a good tale, If it’s worth telling, it’s got Sunshine and shadow. Here are two great books, Worth your consideration For pure reading bliss. Knit Lit “The Shop on Blossom Street” by Debbie MacComber A knitter or not, Visit this yarn shop and your Next cozy read? Found. Four different… Read More Knit Me a Tale: Haiku Book Review
Doing art with kids? There’s no need for distress- Unleash your creative beast! (Just prepare for a mess). Creative Corner Scribbling madly On the wall, Sketching wild Down the hall- Why should my Mom Get so mad? It’s the best time That I’ve had! Weather It Out So stay tuned readers, There’s more jolly… Read More Creative Corner: An “Artistic” Poem
Priorities For kids at a meal? Be prepared for tantrums- Or to strike a deal. Priorities: My Latest Poem I have no room for broccoli, I have no room for peas, But I do have room for chocolate cake- May I have some please? How could I eat my salad up? How could… Read More Priorities: Rhyme Time with the Bookaneer
“Every party need a pooper.” That’s what my Mum used to say whenever one of us misbehaved at a festive event. It’s only as I’ve grown-up myself (well, more or less) that I understand what she meant. I just never expected it to inspire me in a poetic sort of way. Nothing throws parents into… Read More Party Pooper: Free the Festivities One Rhyme at a Time
Marshmallow… yet another one of those scrumdiddlyumptious words. Kids, adults, we’re all guilty of loving these delicious little sweet balls of fluff. Me and my family are no exception. Especially my son Seth. As a toddler every night we’d have the same conversation. It went something like this: Seth: “Mum! Know what I want for… Read More Marshmallow Pancakes: A Yummy Poem
Halloween up North can be cold. Given tonight’s weather forecast I’ll probably nag my kids to bundle up- not that we’d let anything so inconsequential as even a snowstorm wreck our fun tonight. After all… there is candy to be had! Meanwhile, enjoy my extra-special Halloween poem. Halloween (Up North) Grab your parka, Snow pants, hat,… Read More Halloween (Up North): Rhyming Through the Snow We Go!
You reached the top… Scary drop Come on now, it’s easy! My stomach feels queasy. Would I ever lie? I’m too young to die! Are you a baby? Hmmm… maybe. There-down you glide! … I hate the slide.
Reading should be a delight- not drudgery. Think kids staying up late, flashlight in hand, to finish just one more chapter. Too often though, this is not what we see. We have to coax, wheedle, beg and even sometimes even bribe children to pick up a book. We can hardly blame the schools for… Read More Reading Rebels:Take Back the Joy!
Boredom with books. What a sad, sad thought: yet, when it comes to reading many kids are. I find this particularly horrifying because when it comes these treasures -as if this blog wasn’t enough of a giveaway- I’m an avid reader. Given the amount that I read within a single year, most people are flabbergasted… Read More Boredom Begone! Reading Enjoyment for All (Even You)
Crafty is trendy now… not that I’m complaining. Suddenly it’s slightly less weird for me knit in public or to keep cupboards overflowing with pompoms and popsicle sticks-at least I like to pretend it is. When I spend hours crafting a project (like a hand stitched dainty Cinderella mouse) the queries to my sanity are… Read More Crafty Powers: Not Just for Kids