Saturday, March 13, 2010

Episode 19: Mojo and the Ear Mites

Click here to listen to: Mojo and the Ear Mites

Hi All,

Some exciting things are happening in the Night Light Stories household that we want to share with you! Mr. Chris and I were asked to write a series of children's books.  We are thrilled and eager to create a story that you'll get to read in print form! We've already started working on the project and we're really happy with how it is coming together. We're going to have a lot of fun working on the story, but it is also going to take a lot of time and a lot of hard work.  

Unfortunately, that means we're going to have to take a short break from writing for Night Light Stories. Don't worry though, we plan to come back sometime in the Fall with brand new stories!  Also, we're going to keep adding new Lighting the Way With Words each week, as well as occasional updates on our writing project and, who knows, maybe there will be some surprises along the way.   So, please, stay subscribed and tell your friends about Night Light Stories because we're so excited to be able to share this journey.


In our story there are many juicy words that are fun to learn and say. Try to use some of these words in your vocabulary this week at home or in school.

jaunt: a short journey

lurch: a sudden tip or roll to one side

pungent: sharply affecting the organs of smell

Try these activities to keep your imagination glowing after hearing the story

1. As a family, make a family first aid kit to be kept in an accessible location.  Items could include bandages, gauze, antiseptic cream, anti-itch cream, and other first aid supplies.

2. In order to help keep sickness away, you should wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.  The next time you wash your hands, keep on scrubbing for as long as it takes to sing the Alphabet Song.  

After listening to the story, can you recall the details to answer these questions?

1. What wakes up Mojo from his nap that is troubling him?

2. Make a list of all the ways Mojo tries to itch and soothe his ears before he sees the doctor.  

3. Why does Mojo's fear build when he is in the car?

4.  How does the doctor make Mojo feel more comfortable?

We want to send out bright birthday wishes to:

Will D of Valencia, Spain
Joe D of Valencia, Spain
Uncle John of Valencia, Spain,
Ellie H of Danvers, Massachusetts
Pattie C of Groveland, Massachusetts
Uncle Terry of New Hampshire

We hope your day SPARKLED!

As always I look forward to the many stories we can share together.


  1. Okay, I thought is was a baby! But this is pretty exciting news, too :) You both are so talented and dedicated and awesome!