Happy Birthday to the Writer of “Happy Birthday to You” (Who’s Also an Education Icon)

patty_smith_hill_1905You know the song. You’ve known it since you were a little kid. Heck, it seems like we’re born knowing the song.

Happy birthday to you

Happy birthday to you

Happy birthday, dear _____

Happy birthday to you

Just reading the words, you can’t help but hear the melody in your head. The Guinness Book of World Records says it’s the most popular song in the world.

Where did the song come from? We’ve all heard rumors about the two elderly women who wrote it. There’s some rumors that they have lawyers prowling everywhere, hawking for royalty lawsuits.

Here’s a bit of a story behind the song, and the amazing woman who penned it. [Continue reading]

What Happens When a Stay at Home Mom Comes to Career Day at School?


Have you ever wondered what would happen if a stay at home mother came to career day? If you are a SAHM, chances are you've probably wanted to attend one of those. Everyone loves to talk about what they've chosen to devote their lives to, and … [Continue reading]