The Valentine’s Day Story

Woo-Hoo! It’s time for another of Susanna Leonard Hill’s  Annual Writing Contests! This time it’s a Valentine’s Day theme, appropriate for children 12 and under, 214 words or less, and…..wait for it…. . . . Confusion! What the What? I know, me too! Here. Goes. Nothin.   THE VALENTINE’S DAY STORY (WC, 214) BY: Angela Hawkins…

FRIDAY FRENZY- Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride

My teenager just got his driver’s permit. Want to know what that looks like? Picture this…an old beat up mini-van complete with smashed in side (thank you drive through car wash), what looks like straight from the hood bullet holes (thank you Maryland road work improvement team), cracked windshield, front license plate dangling from one lone…

FRIDAY FRENZY – The Napping House

I don’t know how it happened but a while back, Fall I think it was, I was in the laundry room digging around for all the dirty soccer gear and I’m pretty sure I was attacked by a mound of nappy socks, the kind of nappy socks that you take one whiff of and the…

GERTRUDE THE HORNLESS UNICORN’S HALLOWEEN

Pumpkin Spice. Everything is pumpkin spice. Pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin spice pancakes, pumpkin spice candles, lotions, lip gloss, shampoo, dish soap, laundry detergent..ok, not yet, but you know they’re working on it! That’s right folks, its officially Fall! The pumpkin spice is falling from the trees to prove it! And when it’s Fall, it’s time…

FRIDAY FRENZY – Flashlight

I’m sure some of you are already relaxing by the pool, sipping your strawberry lemonade, enjoying the summer of 2016, while the rest of us are still trudging through the last couple weeks of school… Ya’ll stink! Only kidding…. . . . Seriously, where is that rotten egg smell coming from? Oh well, how about…

FRIDAY FRENZY – Bebe Goes Shopping

You guys…THIS book! It has been a family favorite for years. I love it! Maybe it’s because I was born and raised in New Mexico and the Mexican culture was, and still is, an everyday part of life. Maybe it’s all the lively colors…I mean, HOLA! COLORS! Maybe it’s because rolling my tongue as I pronounce…

FRIDAY FRENZY – Those Darn Squirrels!

If you’ve ever put seed out to feed the birds, you have more than likely also put seed out to feed the squirrels…am I right? You have probably tried all sorts of gimmicks to stop those darn squirrels from eating all of that EXPENSIVE bird food…yes? You might have tried the ‘ol amateur trick of…

FRIDAY FRENZY – Tallulah’s Tutu

Once upon a time I took ballet. It was a thing of beauty. I was graceful. I was elegant. I….must have been dreaming because graceful and elegant have NEVER been  words that describe the likes of moi!  No, the real beauty of my being in ballet was that after an hour of sheer torture I…

FRIDAY FRENZY – JULIA, CHILD

Butter. That’s it, just butter. B.U.T.T.E.R. Did you hear me? B-U-T-T-E-R-! Whatever it is I think I see, becomes a stick of butter to me!   Those commercials were the best weren’t they? Tootsie Roll Young ‘un, Tootsie Roll…. Butter. Yep! That’s a children’s book with a nod to Julia (Butter Queen) herself down there,…

FRIDAY FRENZY – GRANDPA GREEN

Woo-Hoo! It’s Friday, Friday Frenzy!   Real quick let’s play a game of Have You Ever? Sound like fun? Alright then, here we go… Have you ever watched a teenager lick a slab of ice/snow up a glass front door? Have you ever watched a 5yr. old sled down the stairs on her stomach head first…without…