Watch Out World

Or My Oldest Daughter Flies With Eagles

Eagles soar only after they take flight.

-Dr. Alice

I had never planned on having children, I mean, while a teen and growing up, having children was not something I had on my “Things To Do” list. And yet, four children later, I cannot imagine my life without them. Despite my screw ups (and there are more than a few), my children have grown so independently, so differently, each with unique gifts, thoughts and talents that amaze me every day in different ways.

And also unplanned, as each of you grew into adults, taking on the world, flying the coop so to speak, I have been hit with an epiphany for each of you as you have flown. At different times, stories come to me, analogies able to share how deep my love for each of you.

But not for you, my eldest daughter. For you, it was a long time brewing, but throughout the witnessing of you leaving home, to lands truly unknown (and waaaayyyy up north), seeing you achieve, dream, set goals, tackle, for the longest time I could only watch. But the entire time, in the back of my mind, when I think of you and all that you do, I have always thought, “Watch out world!”

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Social Media Experiment: The Universality of Children’s Books

To all of my followers, I am gathering info to see how many different countries you all are from. If you would like to share, just comment where you live. This is purely for research and making a new ChildressInk video on how CHILDRENS’ BOOKS ARE UNIVERSAL AND NEEDED EVERYWHERE. #PleaseCommentLocations #SocialMediaExperiment #UniversalityofChildrensBooks #ABookForEveryChild #ChildressInk #KimChildress #KidLit

SCBWI-IN Diversity Day: Writing Outside Your Lane

Diversity Day: Writing Outside Your Lane

This online conference is open to everyone anywhere in the world.


Newbery-winning author Linda Sue Park, Lee and Low editor Kandace Coston, book expert and editor Kim Childress, and author Natalie Davis Miller will show you how in this thoughtful and eye-opening online conference…

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Healthy Hobbies for Hard Times: Journaling

I have always kept a journal since early childhood. Though it wasn’t always every day, I have dozens of journals in my library I have filled over the years with stories and life events, some of which are quite funny, some remind me of hard times I experienced, and some show historical events, like 9/11.

Journaling has always been a source of creativity, like coloring and gardening, which can provide therapeutic effects especially for those who love to write. Whether as a hobby or a life-long passion like scrapbooking, now more than ever, I recommend journaling. Why?

Journal Roundup on #Journal #AllAges #Hobbies #WritingLife #Writing #Mindfulness #Encouragement #HealthyLiving #KidLit #BookReviews #BookLove #JournalLove
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Update on the leprechaun hunt:

Leprechaun hunt! #FunWithKids

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Tristan and Gabriel built an elaborate leprechaun trap in hopes of capturing the elusive and very clever leprechaun. After hours and hours of tireless work constructing a miniature leprechaun house the boys waited, and waited, and waited….

After finally giving up hope of striking it rich and capturing the clever leprechaun a miracle happened!

That sneaky little leprechaun snuck in the house, took a nap on the cotton bed, and left a sweet treat of fools gold for the boys 🙂

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Product Development Company in Children’s Publishing Childress Ink LLC Receives Media Attention, BBB Accreditation, & Adds Award-Winning Journalist to Team

Author, award-winning editor, longtime Girls’ Life reviewer, and children’s book product developer Kim Childress proudly announces Childress Ink LLC products’ recognition in the media, Better Business Bureau accreditation, and expansion of the Childress Ink product development team.


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Learning at Home:

Fun at home learning with young kids!

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Today we had so much fun learning all about plants. We found an amazing website that let the boys watch a video and read a book about different plants.

We then went around the entire house and looked for plants. We delved a little bit deeper and learned about plants that produce food that we eat. The boys had fun finding these different kinds of plants and the fruits and vegetables they produce.

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020

My Furry Foster Family series, by Debbi Michiko Florence, illustrated by Melanie Demmer, #ReadYourWorld full review on Goodreads and #PictureWindowBooks #Capstone #EarlyReaders #STEM #AnimalFosterCare #BookLove #pets #AnimalFosterCare #Veterinarian #Diversity #Volunteering #Friendship #Family #DogStories #CatStories #Hamsters #BeardedDragons review on Goodreads and, My Furry Foster Family series, by Debbi Michiko Florence, illustrated by Melanie Demmer, at #PictureWindowBooks #Capstone #EarlyReaders #STEM #AnimalFosterCare #BookLove #pets #AnimalFosterCare #Veterinarian #Diversity #Volunteering #Friendship #Family #DogStories #CatStories #Hamsters #BeardedDragons

Truman the Dog, book one in My Furry Foster Family Series

Making Memories This July 4th:

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Remember to not only make learning relevant, and  meaningful, but also memorable!  I absolutely love taking out my teaching materials and making holiday memories while we learn!  This 4th of July celebrate our “Independence” by sharing with your little ones some history.  Learning can be fun and something we do each day!

Here are some of our 4th of July activities:

  1. Using our hands to paint the “Old Glory.”
  2. Listening to patriotic music.
  3. Reading about the history of our nation and our flag.
  4. Attending a community firework display.

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