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Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Today is my oldest son's birthday.  He turns 6.  To celebrate, we went to Chuck E. Cheese on Sunday, which is what he wanted to do.  Tonight, we'll go out to dinner wherever he wants to go.

What do you like to do for your birthday?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Best Time of the Year!

The sun is in the sky longer, the weather is warming up, hints of summer are around the corner, and the snow is melting--which means MUD.  It's the best time of the year! 

Even the dog gets into it!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Dealing with the Scary

Landon has an overactive imagination.  He's just like me.  Movies, books, and images get implanted in his brain and he dreams about them at night--sometimes bad dreams.  He has nightmares quite often.  It's hard for everyone in the house because he wakes us all up.  Then, we're all tired the next morning.  But we still love him and try to help him through the hard times.

Nightmares can be very scary.  And you have no control over if or when they happen, but there are a few things you can do to help get over the fear faster.

1.  Remind yourself it was just a dream.  No matter how real it felt, it can't hurt you once you wake up.

2.  Keep a glass of water nearby and take a drink.  It will wash the bad dreams away.

3.  Stuffed animals and toys are a great defense against nighttime fears.  If it's all right with your parents, set them up as a barrier around your bed.

Do you have any other protections you use against scary things at night?  I would love for you to share them with me!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Allure of a Puddle

This morning, as I was walking Landon to school, his eyes fell upon a puddle.  The night before, his grandma had taken him to his school so he and Broden could play on the playground.  (Landon likes to show his brother what he does at school and "prepare" him for when he attends.)  While there, she let them splash in the puddles, so they came home soaking wet.  On the way home, soaked to the bone, he says, "Now I know why they don't let us play in the puddles.  I would be miserable all day!"

And yet, that wasn't going to stop him this morning.  I literally had to pull him away from the wet, muddy hole.  What is it about puddles that kids find so fascinating?  What is so fun about being wet and muddy?  How many of you out there enjoy splashing in the puddles?

Monday, March 4, 2013


This will be the official blog of J.D. Pooker and her children's books.  I will post information about books and fun games for kids to play!  It's still a work in progress, so please be patient.

Thanks and enjoy!