Jennifer M. Rodriguez - Family and Relationship Coach
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Put down the homework for a while and do something fun!

I was thinking about King David, and what kind of man he was. A few weeks ago I watched a Bible history show on TLC or History Channel or one of those, I can’t remember the details. Anyways, they detailed his accomplishments when he was young—the famous David and Goliath showdown, how he helped alleviate the King’s headaches through his music, his rise to power. 

What strikes me is that David had a few talents as a youth, specifically playing the harp and using a sling shot. These two talents might not be too impressive today, and they probably weren’t super impressive back then, either.

Crocheted Orca Hat

So, besides being an author, advocate for children, and educator at SeaWorld, I'm also a crochet and craft enthusiast!  I have had many requests for the pattern for the orca hat I made for my nephew.  The bad news is I created that pattern as I went, so it is going to be somewhat "rough."  I have never written a pattern before, so if you know how I can improve it, PLEASE let me know!
 
You need a skein of black yarn, a skein of white yarn, and a K hook.  You can download the PDF of the pattern

Squishing Away Stress: Recipes for edible clay

Forming shapes out of clay is not only a fun way to help squish out stress and worry, now it can be a fun snack!  This recipe uses peanut butter, powdered milk, and honey to form a dough.  Because the dough contains peanut butter and honey, it is not suited for children under the age of 1 year.    The following recipe can be divided among 4-6 children, or dough can be stored in the refrigerator and separated into single servings as needed.  

Peanut Butter Play Dough (edible)