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Rules: Are Some Okay to Break?

Cat sleepily nodded agreement, adding, “It’s against the law of the forest to steal from others!” [Excerpt from Hello Little Owl, Chipped Munk] In general, most rules are made intending to protect us from harm. When we are little, we hear rules such as: “Don’t stick your finger in the […]


“Just close your eyes and imagine yourself on a gentle journey downstream without a care in the world.” [Excerpt from Hello Little Owl, Said Augie Otter, a Hello Little Owl story] Some years ago, I got some very sage advice from one of the younger generation, my nephew. I was […]

Rainy Days

In my last blog, I suggested you go outside with your children, sit quietly, and listen to all the sounds around you. But what happens when the sounds you hear outside are raindrops hitting the windows? Not ideal when your kids are home for summer break. While in times like […]

Listen Quietly

Little Owl and Cat flew to the meadow. It smelled of blooming wildflowers and buzzed with the sound of honeybees gathering pollen. [excerpt from “Hello Little Owl, Chipped Munk”] Early one morning in July I went outside to the deck. It was beautiful and I was enjoying my alone time. […]

Reading on Summer Break

Summer break from school is upon us. Soon, the days of waking up early to annoying alarms and getting ready for school will be replaced with sleeping in and days by the pool. Children will be spending time outdoors, playing in the sunshine and having fun.  But there is another […]

Finding Your Way When You’re “Lost”

“But,” offered Mommy Owl, “You must never forget your family and the friends who helped you become such a wise Little Owl.” “Why?” wondered Little Owl, looking up at her curiously. “Because we all love you and are here to help if you ever lose your way!” [Excerpt from “Hello […]

The Importance of Being Creative

As most of you know, I have loved writing the Hello Little Owl books.  They are my passion project! I enjoy writing blogs about each of my characters, to share with you the life lessons that they teach. I also illustrate, finding it satisfying to work with color and composition. […]

Float Away like Augie

Have you ever had one of those days? You know what I mean…one of those days where EVERYTHING is just ruffling your feathers and nothing is going right?  We all have those kind of days. And by all, I mean ALL of us, including our little ones.  How do you […]

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work…Pansy Porcupine

Pansy Porcupine is a very strong mother who would do anything for her family. In fact, when faced with a scary situation, she trusts her friends and puts on a brave face to safely return to her twins. Let’s learn more about Pansy’s adventure with Little Owl and all her […]