I Need Your Help Creating a Resource Guide on Storytelling for Parents.

I am a storytelling advocate, and I consider it my job to convince parents to make up stories and use the oral tradition as part of their parenting repertoire.  This year I’ve been working on a resource for parents to help them do this. It will include at least the following: Why Should Parents Tell … Continue reading I Need Your Help Creating a Resource Guide on Storytelling for Parents.

Merry Christmas and My Gift to You

Merry Christmas. Wherever you are, or whatever you are celebrating today, I hope you are warm, healthy, and well-loved. And now is as good of a time as any to start what I hope will be a new tradition on this blog....my sharing stories with you.  I've been thinking about it for awhile, and I don't … Continue reading Merry Christmas and My Gift to You

The Gift of Story

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. If you’re running out of money searching for the perfect holiday gifts, remember that sometimes the best presents for young children are free.  Telling stories to children is a gift they’ll never forget. When I was young, my grandmother told me … Continue reading The Gift of Story

Worthy Reads & Blog Business

First, I'd like to thank Simple Homeschool for listing my column "On Homeschooling, Socialization and Religion" on their weekend links! Photography Friends - I have also done some renovation on my photography website, and if you are interested in photography, I'd like you invite you to follow me on my photo blog.  While homeschooling, I don't … Continue reading Worthy Reads & Blog Business

Wisdom from Storyteller Winston Stephens

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on July 25, 2012.I am a self-proclaimed “storytelling advocate,” and I believe every parent should tell their own stories to their children.  I’ve been thinking of ways to try to inspire parents to do this, so it was only natural that I should interview my storytelling … Continue reading Wisdom from Storyteller Winston Stephens

Guest Post at Simple Homeschool: Using Storytelling in Your Home Education

I'm honored that Simple Homeschool recently published a guest post that I wrote for them.  It's titled "Using Storytelling in Your Home Education."  I hope you'll check it out, and be sure to also check out and share my storytelling resources page.  I will be focusing part of this blog on storytelling, and I hope … Continue reading Guest Post at Simple Homeschool: Using Storytelling in Your Home Education

Remembering my friend and storyteller, J.J. Reneaux

Note: I wrote this column for the Barrow Journal in 2009 in remembrance of my friend, J.J. Reneaux.  Today, February 29, 2012 is the anniversary of her death.  Since it only comes around every four years, I thought I'd repost it on my blog.  J.J. is the person who first taught me the importance of oral … Continue reading Remembering my friend and storyteller, J.J. Reneaux

We All Matter

If there’s one New Year’s resolution I make this year, it will be to remember that my actions have a larger meaning than I usually give them credit for. Without my knowing it, something I said, did or wrote could affect someone miles away, long after I’m gone. I hope you’ll remember that too. You matter. We all matter.