I’m Not A Weed Receives Purple Dragon Book Award

I am happy and humbled to receive a book award for my first published book, I’m Not A Weed. It won a Purple Dragonfly Book Award under the Cultural Diversity category. The Purple Dragonfly Book Awards is a worldwide book competition that was created in 2009 to celebrate the best in children’s books. A division of Story Monsters LLC, … Read more

Author Show Interview

Sonja Lange Wendt will be featured on the Author Show, a publishing industry podcast pioneer since 2005, discussing her book, I’m NOT A Weed. You can access the approximately 15  minute interview, all day on May 5 at this link:  www.theauthorsshow.com Find the May 5 interviews and click on her book title, I’m NOT A … Read more

May 5 – Show Compassion to Teachers

Love a Teacher

A day to acknowledge teachers is May 5. Teachers deserve special acknowledgement during this COVID-15 crisis time period. If they weren’t already doing enough, with normal day to day activities, preparing for parent-teacher conferences, getting ready for spring activities like track and field, end of year concerts, making cute gifts for Mother’s Day, etc, most … Read more

Mother’s Day – A time to acknowledge beauty in the old.

Can old be beautiful? Our society emphasizes youth and beauty, especially for woman. We may treat our hair to cover those grays, and use those creams to reduce the wrinkles. During this COVID-19 crisis, many of us are wearing hats and scarves since those gray hair lines are showing up as we have been unable … Read more

May Day Memories – Another Way to Show Compassion

I love May Day from memories of my childhood. May Day is of course, May 1. It was a time of year to welcome the return of spring and new life, after a Midwest winter. What was most exciting about May Day was, May Day baskets! I would make cone shaped baskets out of construction … Read more

Apr 28 World Day for Safety & Health at Work – Show Compassion

April 29 is World Day for Safety and Health at Work.  Our home is now our “work environment” for many professionals. Home is also kids “work” place, where they are doing their schooling. The home, yard, and neighborhood is their work environment and setting. So, especially with COVID-19, how do kids make their “work” environment … Read more

Nat. High Five Day – COVID15 Way of Showing Compassion

April 16 is National High Five Day. I miss exchanging with a little kid a high five and/or a hug after reading to them in a classroom or seeing them walking along the hallway or sidewalk. But we CAN still give high fives and it is needed now more than ever!  Help your child use … Read more

Sibling Day – A Great Day to Teach Compassion

National Sibling Day while at home with COVID-19, what a great time to teach your children compassion toward each other. Teach a child to give, share, care, help, guide, respect each other and their possessions, and most importantly, to love each other. Be an example. And since they are siblings, you care not only about … Read more