Today I’m sharing something a bit different today. I recently wrote a children’s story titled, ‘The Freckle King’ for my father’s birthday. It’s based on a true story from his life. My father was his town’s Freckle King for many years as a child and I hadn’t heard about it until this year. If you’d prefer to watch or listen to the piece instead of reading it, there is a video at the end. I’ve been writing stories like this for years but most often keep them to myself. I used to teach 3-6 year olds and know children’s books can be as helpful to adults as they are to kids. I’ve been sharing a lot for Mental Health Awareness month, and love the idea of including something that will support the thriving of our youngest community members. If you share this story with a child in your life I’d love to hear how it was received. And if you have a favorite children’s story please share in the comments. Thank you, everyone!