Birdie and the Unexpected Guests

Welcome to Episode 21 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s episode is called “Birdie and the Unexpected Guest“.

"Birdie and the Unexpected Guest" on the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, or anywhere that podcasts are found. For More, come find all the fun and fairytales, songs and stories, crafts and recipes at http://www.aprileight.comOn today’s episode, Grammy and the kids, that’s Sage, Sander and Arwen, and of course, Birdie, the dog, have an unexpected guest. A leprechaun! Turns out, Lucky Mr. Liam Continue reading



It is my awesome mom’s birthday today! I wrote here this silly song a few years ago, and here it is again because it is that much fun!


It Just Didn’t Work!


Well, my Facebook Live was a bit of a Continue reading


Snowy Day Hot Cocoa & Hygge


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


Let Them Be Little Instead of Anxious

Let Them Be Little - Anxiety in Kids and Teens

Me playing dress up, age 6, with rabbit ears and a poncho around my waist like a ballgown.

My mother-in-law gave me this wonderful thought that has helped me ever since in my decision-making about my kids: She said, Continue reading


Turn off the ☠@%# New$

I remember the moment when I decided to turn off the news. I was in my car, listening Continue reading


I Believe in Love

As Lin-Manuel Miranda said so perfectly, as usual, as he accepted his Tony award for Best Score at the 2016 Tony Awards, “Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love, cannot be killed or swept aside,” and then he said, “Now fill the world with music, love, and pride.”

That’s my plan.

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