Fox News Appearance

Aug. 27, 2014 by

On Sunday, August 17, I appeared on Fox News in Salt Lake City, Utah (KSTU Fox 13).  Kelly Chapman was the host and interviewed me about my book, Good Music Brighter Children. We had an immediate connection—which is important for

Reading and Eating Your Way through Children’s Literature

Aug. 25, 2014 by

Here are the recipes that go with the children’s books I discussed in two earlier blogs. They are fun to make and add a special reading/eating experience for your children. Pasta Fajioli Soup (Book: Stone Soup) Ingredients: 3 tsp. oil

@SchoolofDoodle: Music, Doodling and Mind Mapping

Aug. 15, 2014 by

Did your mother ever tell you to “Stop dawdling?”  When I was growing up, doodling and dawdling, (according to my mother) were wasteful activities that had no value. So after calling me to task, she would add, “and get busy

Developing Musical Talent

Aug. 13, 2014 by

Note: This is an excerpt taken from chapter five of my book, Good Music Brighter Children   When our son Jason was eighteen months old, he would climb on a chair, reach up to the stereo, and put music on

A Fun Tradition: Combining Children’s Literature with Food, Part II

Aug. 11, 2014 by

A few days ago I shared five children’s books that are perfect to incorporate fun foods. Today is a continuation of five more delightful books. I’ll post the recipes later this week. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey  Synopsis: Kuplink,

A Fun Tradition: Combining Children’s Literature with Food: Part I

Aug. 8, 2014 by

I love children’s literature! Reading children’s books takes you to faraway places; allows you to vicariously participate in exciting adventures and overcome impossible feats! And you can have all this for a $15-$20 price tag!  When our boys were young,

Fruit Soup

Aug. 6, 2014 by

  Ingredients: 4 cups sugar 4 cups water ¾ cups lemon juice 2 pkgs. loose frozen raspberries (they can be fresh) 1 pkg. loose frozen boysenberries (they can be fresh) 2 boxes loose frozen blueberries (they can be fresh) 1

Honey for Healthy Teeth

Aug. 4, 2014 by

A few weeks ago I talked about the problems with sugar so the question remains—what do you replace it with?  The answer: HONEY! Here is my experience with honey: I love honey, I cook with honey, and I eat it

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