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Free Story Collection: For the Love of Spice: Georgia Bean's Method for Minding Mice

How does Georgia Bean manage to love and care for so many mice?  Even the most spirited, "spicy" ones? 

Sergeant wants to know, as he can't quite figure out what to do with little Winnie, the enthusiastic puppy of the Junkyard. He's supposed to be training her to be a Junkyard Watchdog. How will he get her to listen?

Georgia Bean loves the spicy mice, and knows just how to be with them.

This three-story collection from the Junkyard Tales answers that question. It's inspired by the Nurtured Heart Approach — a beautiful parenting tool that Lisabeth and David have brought to their own family.

We've crafted these stories to be enjoyable for children, so they aren't a perfect representation of the full Nurtured Heart Approach. But you'll get a taste of this lovely way of being with kids.

If you'd like to know more, read Lisabeth's blog post about Nurtured Heart Approach, or visit their website.


Part One: Puppies and Problems

Sergeant needs some help. Winnie has broken Rule Number Two again and Sergeant is wondering if he will ever be able to successfully train her. He goes to Georgia Bean wondering if she can help - and it turns out … she can! She has had experiences just like this, and she offers to tell him a very important story.

Love of Spice Part One: Puppies and Problems — 2019

Part Two- Buckner and Spicy Mice

Georgia Bean tells Sergeant, Ben and Mr. Flinch about a mouse that onced lived with them in the Junkyard: an energetic and rambunctious young fellow named Buckner. In the story, she is able to figure out what motivates Buckner and then she has a revelation on how to better support him.

Love of Spice Part Two: Buckner and Spicy Mice — 2019

Part Three-Practise and Play

Sergeant and Ben are inspired and wish to practice what they learned from Georgia Bean. At first they thought it would only help with young rambunctious animals like Buckner, but they are delighted to find it made any challenging conversation or complicated relationship much more respectful and easy!

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Love of Spice Part Three: Practice and Play — 2019

About the Author

Lisabeth Sewell McCann
Doer of Many Wonderful and Odd Things (including CEO)

Lisabeth Sewell McCann has worn many hats at Sparkle over the years, from Sparkle Kitchen Blogger to Editorial Director to Doer of All Odd Jobs. Her primary role is as CEO. Lisabeth and David live in Austin, Texas with their two sons.