October is Fire Safety Month

Fire safety month is a great time to review smoke alarm safety tips. Smoke alarms are one of those things that we tend to forget about, but they’re a very important piece of safety equipment in your home. Here are some safety tips to keep you and your family safe all year long. Install smoke…

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day to everyone. It’s beautiful here in the Pacific North West this morning. Are you looking for some ways to celebrate Earth Day this week? Here are a few ideas. Also check out my book, Earth Day All Year Long for even more ways you and your family can celebrate the Earth every…

Encouraging Your Child to Write at Home

Here are a few fun activities to help encourage your child’s writing at home. Write letters and cards to family members and friends. What fun when they receive a letter back. Encourage your child to write stories about their favorite things. Have your child keep a journal. My older son has a note book that…

How to Celebrate Poetry Month

Here are some great ways to Cultivate Receptivity for Poetry. Photocopy your favorite poem (your own or someone else’s) and mail it to all your favorite people. Do a guerilla poetry blitz. Create a “zine” of your poems and make a hundred copies. Be sure to include your e-mail address so people can share their…

Poem a Day Challenge

April is National Poetry Month and what better way to celebrate than writing a poem a day. This challenge is about having fun with poetry. Don’t worry about perfectly finished drafts. Just get rough drafts out daily. You’ll have May to edit them. Here are some of the highlights You do not have to register…