Grammy and the Star Soup

Welcome to Episode 19 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s episode is called “Grammy and the Star Soup”.

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In today’s episode, oh, those kids, they won’t go to sleep. But Grammy has a story to tell them, and it’s a real “doozy’. That is old-fashioned for ‘a good one’.  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!


Meggie & Felix and the Snowy Little Minute

Welcome to Episode 18 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast! I’m so excited about this one because it makes me giggle – I just love my little Felix. Maybe because, just like him, I’m a younger sibling myself. Today’s story is called Meggie & Felix and the Snowy Little Minute.

"Meggie & Felix and the Snowy Little Minute" from April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast Winter Season

Listen to Episode 18, “Meggie and Felix and the Snowy Little Minute” now!

Now you might be wondering what a “little minute” is. Well, I gotta tell you, it is an expression that I’ve used forever but I really don’t know if anyone else does. When I say, “I’ll be there in a little minute,” people have always looked at me like Continue reading


It Just Didn’t Work!


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


Tonight! Stay Up Late with April Eight

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Tonight we are going to have a little Songs & Stories Slumber Party over on the April Eight Songs & Stories Facebook Page at 8PM EST. So pop some popcorn, make some cocoa, and get ready for a fun time saying hi to all of our friends, singing some songs together and hearing a story about the one time when Roxie, well… I save that for tonight!

I’ll be singing some songs from my Songs for a Magical Winter CD, so if you want to listen ahead, it is right here. A lovely choice for a peaceful car ride or, everyone’s favorite, bedtime. If you liked my most recent April Eight Songs and Stories Snowflake podcast, then this CD or iTunes download is for you.

I can’t wait to see you tonight, my friends. xoxoxoxoxo!


April Ate: I Know She Wants My Popcorn

I know she wants my popcorn - why popcorn is a great snack!

We love popcorn in this house. We make it all the time for snacks, for dessert and sometimes my teenagers even make it for lunch. They can’t seem to 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