I am Ms. Jenaia

Happiness is hanging with Ms. Jenaia at the Nerdy Book Club.

Stop Bullying at Its Source

The Solution to Bullying Begins with Kindness "Be kind to unkind people. They often need it the most.” Bullying is a catchall phrase for behavior that results when children (and adults) have no other way to express their pain, anger and frustration than by taking it...

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Becoming Ms. Jenaia

As always, the kids knock my socks off. The questions they ask are smart, intuitive and full of compassion. They have thrown their hearts into the CritterKin story and want answers that make sense. They want what I am hoping my stories give them – a way to see and be in the world that respects, values and cares for other creatures. I want them to learn that stories can help them figure out who they are, what really matters to them, and how they will use that knowledge to create meaningful lives for themselves.

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Your Reputation Precedes You

Click on the Image Above to Learn More Launching new fundraisers makes me nervous.  I’ve created a project I’m excited to share, but what’s the best way to do that? We’ve all encountered entrepreneurs who can’t seem to stop talking about their ideas, and the thought...

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We Take Care of One Another

  This must be our new mantra: "We Take Care of One Another." This is what it means to be human. This is how we will survive, thrive, and address the world's problems - together. Please remember that the things we share - our love of family, music, good stories,...

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For Love of Oscar

  This past week has been a singularly stressful and eye opening one. First, my kitty jumped from my second floor balcony and disappeared into the apartment complex's storm drains. Then, hundreds of people went out of their way to help me rescue him. Some were...

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