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Click  the image above to see a wonderful video of my time at Mooresville Elementary School in North Carolina. We had a great time and learned a lot!


Click on the image above to hear the interview with Jena about “The Not Perfect Hat Club.”

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Click HERE to read

an insightful and thought provoking review of The Not Perfect Hat Club by Jennifer Badr of That One Creative Studio. And don’t forget to stop by her site to see the amazing work she does:


 Read Jena’s guest post on Champagne and Cheerios

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Click Image Above to Read Jena’s guest article for Peter Dewitt’s “Finding Common Ground” blog on Education Week.

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 Wonderful blog post about Jena’s visits with Louise Morgan’s Superstars in Texas:


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The Quilting for Kindness Program is in the Educational News!



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Click HERE or on the image above to read the Storify archive of the chat

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CritterKin at John R. Tibbott Elementary School made the News!



CritterKin’s Quilting for Kindness Program Launches at Valley View School

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Author Brings Message of  Kindness, Compassion to Tibbott Elementary


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Innovative “Quilting for Kindness” included in Summer Learning Experience



CritterKin in the News at Nate Perry!

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Click HERE or on Image above to see the News Clip




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Click HERE or on the image to read the story that ran in The Freeman Daily Journal


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Read the complete article by clicking on the link below:

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The ELLEN Show Features the NPHC’s First Kid Blogger

We’re excited to report that Not Perfect Hat Club member, Rylee Keehn, has been featured on the ELLEN show’s website! The article is based on the blog Rylee wrote for the Not Perfect Hat Club’s Kid Blog on February 26, 2015. Entitled, “You Can Only be Perfect at Being Yourself,” the blog talks about the importance of seeing yourself as awesome, as opposed to perfect, and tells the story of Rylee’s new project – making clothes for homeless dogs.

We could not be happier that the Not Perfect Hat Club has begun its global journey via the ELLEN show. Helping children understand that no one is perfect, and to think of themselves as awesome, is at the heart of the Not Perfect Hat Club mission. We want every kid to have a place to hang a hat and give them entertaining and fun ways to explore differences and learn empathy, compassion and kindness. Click the link to see the article on The ELLEN Show website:

Not Perfect Hat Club Celebrated in NY

There’s nothing quite so rewarding as seeing the results of your hard work and dreams reflected in the smiles of kids. Today, the very first official Not Perfect Hat Club  launched in Whitehall, New York as Deb Aubin’s 12 “Special Ed” kids proved once again that they are VERY special indeed.  Watch this amazing video that aired on CBS 6 news in Albany, New York. Then read the inspirational story that appeared in the PostStar, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009.

CritterKin the Bellevue Leader in Nebraska:
In preparation for the unveiling of the CritterKin Kindness Quilt in Nebraska and the one-act play the kids will perform, the Bellevue Leader ran this piece.

Erin Klein’s “The Kleinspiration Daily” covered Giggling for Kindness:

Callihan’s Cache: Tech Integrations Tips/News

Emmy Award Winning Producer and Educator Marty Keltz and CritterKin

Tyler County Booster: Children’s book author visits Warren after Skyping students since January; books teach kindness and other life lessons

Jena Ball and Daisy Marino interviewed about CritterKin on KFDM TV

Start with the Heart Announced

Two Guys and an Ipad – Author Panel

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Parent-Teacher #PTchat Daily Rewind

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Scroll down to see the Ashoka video we shared and the CritterKin Sound Bites under photos:

Two Guys Show #23: Emmy Award-Winning Marty Keltz

#EDCampSTL – Empathy is a 21st Century Skill

PetLife Radio: Max A Pooch’s Awesome Animal advocates

The Julala Daily

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Midtown Raleigh News: Endeavor “Paws for a Cause”

Pet360: Children’s Book Series Hopes to Teach Kids to Be Kind

High Point Enterprise: Author Share Message of Responsible Pet Ownership:

PDF: HIgh Point Enterprise Piece – Dec 12

CritterKin Launches “Be Kind” Initiative

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“Here Among the Hashtags”:

Book Vibe – Meet the Mutts


November 25, 2013

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Launch of CritterKin supported “12 Acts of Kindness” in North Carolina. CritterKin handled the artwork and is promoting through its own “Be Kind” initiative:

October 20, 2013: Examiner

An adorable EBook teaching empathy and respect towards animals

June 6, 2013: Care2 – Make a Difference

The Importance of Teaching Kids and Families How to Treat Pets

May 4, 2013: The Examiner

Political Reform and Humane Education Needed to Stam-Out Puppy Mills

April 9: Toby’s Tales

CritterKin- helping kids learn the joys of pet care

Dogs in the News:

Innovative New App Teaches Children the Joys and Responsibilities of Pet Care

The Examiner:

CritterKin mobile app will bring humane education to the global community