Today as we were walking on the greenbelt near our home we saw the most beautiful sight; monarch butterflies getting ready to depart for the season. For years now we’ve participated in Journey North and their Monarch Butterfly research. As we watch the monarchs hatch from their cocoons and make their way north towards us,… Read More Why a Butterfly is Patient (and tips for creating your own Butterfly Garden!)
We may have missed getting this roundup posted in time for National Gardening Month, but appreciating and learning about the food we eat in its most natural state is education kids should be getting all year long. Here is a roundup of wonderful Books and Resources that Celebrate Growing Food. The Natural Parenting Guide has… Read More Weekend Links | Books and Resources that Celebrate Growing Food
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
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
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
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?
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
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
As many of you already know, I truly believe books make the best gifts for kids. I think I may have mentioned it a time or two 🙂 So imagine my delight and surprise when I awoke Tuesday morning to a landslide of book orders for my children’s book A Year in the Secret Garden!… Read More Parents everywhere are discovering the joys of A Year in the Secret Garden
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… Read More The Audrey Press Holiday Kidlit Book Love Sale has Begun!