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Beautiful Books for Young Readers | Audrey Press’ Holiday Book Love Sale

As the holiday season approaches, consider adding the gift of books to your shopping list. There are many wonderful booklists available for parents looking to give their child the gift of reading and adventure. A book makes a great gift because they are meaningful, beautiful, portable, appealing, and inexpensive and it’s a gift that can… Read More Beautiful Books for Young Readers | Audrey Press’ Holiday Book Love Sale

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Weekend Links | Books and Activities that Get Kids into the Kitchen

Kids, cooking, learning and fun all go hand-in-hand. It’s no secret that getting kids into the kitchen has huge benefits including honing basic math skills (counting eggs or measuring ingredients), encourages an adventurous palate, helping them explore with their senses and works to boost their confidence. Imagine the “double win” it would be if parents could… Read More Weekend Links | Books and Activities that Get Kids into the Kitchen

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Encouraging Free Range Kids- A Secret Garden Tea Party to Remember

It’s time for another Secret Garden Wednesday!  The blooming of flowers, buzzing of bees, summer travel planning and even a new batch of fox kits in my backyard has me hungering to be outside in the garden even more these days. If you’d been following along, you know we have be revisiting some wonderful A… Read More Encouraging Free Range Kids- A Secret Garden Tea Party to Remember

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Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday: discussing children’s hunger issues

Every Wednesday you can drop by here and find new and special happenings in the Secret Garden. There will be crafts, great food, fun and laughter. So please be sure to come by and see us in our Secret Garden created just for you. In the Secret Garden, hunger plays an important role. It shows… Read More Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday: discussing children’s hunger issues

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Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday-Sticky Toffee Pudding

Happy Secret Garden Wednesday! If you’ve been following along, the last four Wednesdays have been filled with A Year in the Secret Garden inspired crafts, recipes and nature activities. Traditionally speaking snow days are behind us and so are the comfort foods that go along with chillier weather. In the past when there’s been snowy… Read More Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday-Sticky Toffee Pudding

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Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday: Creating a Bee Watering Hole

The air is warm, the grass is springing up nicely and some of my favorite inset friends are making an appearance; bees! They’ve been visiting my garden and they are a welcomed site. Speaking of gardening, I want to take a look back to a wildly popular series I did earlier this in the Spring… Read More Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday: Creating a Bee Watering Hole

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Revisiting the Garden-Secret Garden Wednesday Nest-Building Fun

The air today is filled with the freshness and promise of SPRING. This weather makes me look forward to several months of hiking, traveling and gardening. Speaking of gardening, I want to take a look back to a wildly popular series I did earlier this in the Spring of 2016. Jump Into A Book readers loved… Read More Revisiting the Garden-Secret Garden Wednesday Nest-Building Fun

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Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday-Porridge Anyone?

Porridge anyone? If you are laughing and thinking, “HUH?” that’s ok…you’re not alone!   Just to quickly recap-every Wednesday you can drop by here and find new and special happenings in the Secret Garden. There’ll be crafts, great food, fun and laughter. So please be sure to come by and see us in our Secret… Read More Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday-Porridge Anyone?

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A Year in the Secret Garden turns THREE! #ChildhoodUnplugged

Hard to believe it was three years ago that co-author, Marilyn Scott-Waters and I released our much-anticipated book, A Year in the Secret Garden, to a new generation of families THREE years ago! Where does time go? This book came to be because, Marilyn Scott-Waters, a delightfully creative person who also happened to be a… Read More A Year in the Secret Garden turns THREE! #ChildhoodUnplugged

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Welcoming Spring-Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday

Spring is in the air! Moreso in TN than other regions….but winter has released it’s frigid grip and I am looking forward to several months of hiking, traveling and gardening. Speaking of gardening, I want to take a look back to a wildly popular series I did earlier this in the Spring of 2016. Jump… Read More Welcoming Spring-Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday