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Snowy Day Hot Cocoa & Hygge

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I love drinking my snowy day hot cocoa all curled up on the couch with my little dog Roxie after a brisk walk. It is so perfectly hygge.

Hygge is a Danish word that I’ve read is hard to translate into American English. I think that is because, frankly, we are generally not great at hygge. Drinking a venti latte in the car on the way to work without thinking, that’s not hygge. Eating a Continue reading

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April Eight Winter Songs & Stories – Snowflakes!

Welcome to Episode 17 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. With so much to enjoy about winter, I’m glad it is here! This episode is about the wonder of Snowflakes!

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On today’s episode, I tell you a little bit about how I wrote my song Snowflake Fairies, Continue reading

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April Eight Makes Best of 2016!

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First Grader Depiction of April Eight in Action!

What a thrill! It was such a treat to discover my work included on the “The Best Kids Podcasts of 2016” list for the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. And I love what Continue reading

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The End of the Saga:”The Fairy Queen and the Three Brothers – The Woodsman”

Welcome to Episode 16 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is the end of the tale I’ve been telling for the whole Autumn Season, and this one is called  “The Fairy Queen and the 3 Brothers – Story 5 – The Woodsman”.

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Our fairy queen, now forgotten by all who once knew her, makes a happy new life for herself in the forest. But the rest of the kingdom is falling apart without her! And you’ll never believe who comes to the rescue..  Continue reading

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Fairy Queen Forgotten!

Welcome to Episode 15 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is “The Fairy Queen and the 3 Brothers – Story 4 – Fairy Queen Forgotten”.

Welcome to Episode 15 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today's story is "The Fairy Queen and the 3 Brothers - Story 4 - Fairy Queen Forgotten". Oh, those 3 brothers sure do cause our Fairy Queen a lot of trouble! Find out more at aprileight.com

Oh, those 3 brothers sure do cause our Fairy Queen a lot of trouble! For example, on today’s episode, I tell you the story of how Continue reading

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5 Kids Holiday Ornaments to Buy and Make

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Well, the Holiday Season is officially here and the first thing I start thinking about is all the fun decorating. I don’t always DO a lot of holiday decorating, but I certainly think about it!

Of course, the one thing that always gets done is the Christmas tree. Tree ornaments are such a Continue reading

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The Fairy Queen and the 3 Brothers – Story 3 – The Which Witch

Welcome to Episode 14 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is “The Fairy Queen and the 3 Brothers – Story 3”.

Welcome to Episode 14 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today's story is

On today’s episode, I tell you the story of Pell, the oldest brother, and how he goes out into the woods to see if he can meet the Which Witch to ask for a potion Continue reading