How to Practice Poetry Writing with Children

Writing poetry with children is delightful for all involved in the process. Step one: read poetry to children. Lots. Step two: give them the guidelines. Poetry does not have to rhyme. Poetry may rhyme. Sometimes. A few of my favorite types of poems to teach to children and teens include: haiku, limrick, cinquain, color poems,… Continue reading How to Practice Poetry Writing with Children


Reverb13 Prompts

Here's a sneak preview of the remaining 13 of my #reverb13 prompts for this month's writing challenge. If you want to follow along, please do so at yogafreedom.com or on elephant journal. Wishing You a Happy December! December 2- What was the most cherished gift you received this year? What was the best gift you gave?… Continue reading Reverb13 Prompts

Relating, Writings

My Word of the Year. #reverb13

How to distill an entire year down to one word?I had a lot of runners up this year. From the moment she emerged, life was all about Jade. Birth. Motherhood. Diapers, breastfeeding, crying, laughing, nighttime feedings, babbling, crawling, growing.That's why my word for 2013 is newness.A ton of new things happened to me, and it required me… Continue reading My Word of the Year. #reverb13


December 8 – Dharma (The Path)

Wandering can be good for the over-focused creative. How did you wander well this year?m m WANDER - 1 : to move around or go to different places usually without having a particular purpose or direction ▪ 2 : to follow a path with many turns ▪ 3 : to go away from a path,… Continue reading December 8 – Dharma (The Path)