Well, greetings, everyone! Since this is my first article, I felt we should start with you getting to know me a little and find out what this is all about!
First, the obvious: I’m Squirrel.
About me: I work as a school counselor in the glorious state of New York (Central New York, to be specific, which is a bit of a ways from NYC). I have been in my current profession for a little over five years now. I’ve been Pagan since I was about 14. And that was… well, it was more than ten years ago, but less than 20. It’s impolite to ask a lady her age, you know. I’ve bee involved in Pagan Pride Day since 2005. My hobbies include camping, hiking, amateur photography, traveling, and experimenting in my kitchen. And this is starting to sound way too much like a personal ad. So, I’ll stop there.
In the coming issues, I plan on doing an advice column for all of you wonderful parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, concerned neighbors, and anyone else involved with kids. Let’s face it; it’s hard enough working with kids today. Now let’s throw into the mix that many of us are from a "controversial" religious background, and things get really interesting! So when it was asked for folks to contribute, I thought: "Hey, I’m Pagan, I work with kids. Heck, I’ve even worked with Pagan kids! I should share what I know!"
At this point, this will run like a "Dear Abby", except it’s "Dear Squirrel". Send me your questions, comments, concerns, and I’ll see what I can do for you! Occasionally, I’ll also pass along some interesting research that I learn about in my many travels. And, just because I’m a sucker for homemade crafts and most kids I know like to work with their hands, I’ll be throwing in fun stuff for the kids to do too.
Like this month’s craft.
With it being the season of corn coming up, it’s time for corn dollies! And, since this is a little last minute for me, I’m attaching a link below on how to make them. I would cut and paste, but there is the matter of copyright issues. But this site says it’s "OK" for me to share the link with all of you wonderful people! So get out there and make some corn dollies! Send me pictures of your results and I’ll put them out there! WHEEEE!!
Later days, kids.
How to Make Corn Husk Dolls, by Teachers First. Com