Observing scents around us enhances the enjoyment and understanding of our world. When we talk to our children about what we are observing, they learn to connect what they are noticing, too. Aromas are connected to memories of our past. What are some of your Happy Scents?
We all benefit when people are recognized for doing good work and showing concern and kindness. This recognition can come in many forms — a spoken remark, an e-mail or message, or a written note, Happy Notes.
It’s Spring Break. You and your family might be taking a trip. But if you’re not, your children might be saying, “I’m bored. What Should I do?” The phrase “I’m bored” is one of my least favorite things to hear from kids.
I have been working on ancestry. I was struck with the idea that who I am has been influenced by the dreams of my ancestors.
Nelly has a story to tell, but she doesn’t yet have a book! Who knew that each of the ten pelicans in the Counting Book would have their own story?
Today is my mother’s birthday. She passed away many years ago. Had she lived, she would have been 111 today. I learned many things from my mother, I believe, even though she and I had very different lives in very different times.