A Little Minute About Birthdays!

Welcome to Episode 23 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s Episode is called, “A Little Minute About Birthdays”!

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On today’s episode, we talk about birthdays birthdays birthdays. Whether yours is soon or way far away, I think you’ll find some fun Continue reading


A “Fairy Birthday Song”

I wrote a sweet, silly “Fairy Birthday Song” for the “Jemi and the Strawberry Moon” story for all the fairies to sing to their Queen at the end of the tale. You can listen Continue reading


April Appears

It is my birthday today! Yup, that’s why I’m April Eight. Hooray! For the month of April, I wrote a poem last year to share with my third graders. Here it is for you today…


April Appears

April appears but for one month a year,
Breezing in on the season’s changing
Splashing in through rain puddles
Slogging through deep mud.
Flying in on the wings of songbirds
Rolling in like the rivers flooding.
Peeping through the pink magnolias budding
Smiling like tulips in the sun.
Rest awhile and rejoice, for Spring has finally come.

copyright 2015 by April Eight

I’m looking forward to a little birthday celebration tonight and a bigger one on Sunday because that’s how birthdays roll in this family. I’m also looking forward to a wonderful year with all of you. I have so much joy to share, and this year, I promise to share it! Putting all my heart and love into April Eight is my #1 birthday goal. Love!!!! xoxoxoxo


Birthday Poem for Jereme

Children at the Cincinnati Waldorf School are given Birthday verses, usually written by the teacher, on his or her special day.

As a songwriter, I love the chance to create these personal poems for my wonderful Third Grade students.

This is one I wrote today for my dear Jereme.

I hope he likes it as much as I enjoyed writing it.


Happy Birthday Bonnie!

It is almost my brilliant mother’s birthday! Happy birthday, Bonnie.


Now, for some people, moms are all about yummy apple pie and “Where are you going?” and “Your socks don’t match!” That’s all fine and good, but I had a different experience.

My mom was about “Look at this amazing science experiment!”, “Be home when the street lights come on.” and “You are brilliant and capable. Go do something great.”

It is cool to have an independent and intelligent mom. She and my dad set a high standard for personal conduct and integrity, one that my four siblings and I do our best to live up to. Plus, she is cheerful and gorgeous even into her 80s. I wrote this goofy happy birthday song for her a few years ago. If you’ve seen it before, you can sing along.

I love my mom. Please send her a happy birthday wish in the comments. She’s totally tech savvy, so she’ll have no problem enjoying  reading them!