Author Archives: Jennifer Calvert Edwards

It’s time for change (artful summertime)

Sixteen years ago my little girl and first child left home for college. This is her as a mouse being carried away via daisy air travel. What do you do when you feel blue? I run to color to make … Continue reading

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ten little pennies

Do you have ten pennies? Count them out. Put them in one side of your pocket or wallet. When you compliment someone put one penny in your other pocket. When you compliment yourself put one penny in your other pocket. … Continue reading

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The Book Nest

…He laid out mystical ballads, hard-edged old stories about chasms, fall, peril and betrayal at her feet. Soon Anna was surrounded by piles of books as a woman in a shoe shop might be surrounded by boxes. Perdue wanted Anna … Continue reading

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Quiet Firework’s Show

Fourth of July fireworks is a beautiful celebration except for those who are afraid of loud noises with hearing sensitivity; which is most little kids. Here is a cool and fun alternative for your little ones to be “in control” … Continue reading

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Emergency Literary Pharmacy

Do books treat what ails you? According to Jean Perdu they can and they do! This free anecdote for what our hearts need is found from the book-gem The Little Paris Bookshop  by Nina George.   Jean’s fun prescription for his … Continue reading

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Dad, I wish you knew how much we need you!

Egg + Sperm = new life This equation is a biological law that does not change no matter the trend, orientation, tendency, or species. New life requires part of a male and part of a female. The deposit in this … Continue reading

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What is your dad’s love language?

Not every father feels comfortable wrapping those big dad-arms around their child to say “I love you.” Papa’s love can’t match mama’s loving, but they are entitled to their own ways of expressing appropriate affections for their children. They have … Continue reading

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