Speaking Up

My soon-to-be released children’s book Stella’s Brave Voice is all about a little girl, Stella, learning to speak up for herself and use her voice bravely and proudly. Though the inspiration for this book came largely from the dynamic between my own daughters — a set of twins and a singleton — after the manuscript […]

Strong and Brave Voice

My new children’s book, Stella’s Brave Voice, will be debuting soon, and, like its predecessor The Only Me, the inspiration behind this book is near and dear to my heart. Like The Only Me, Stella’s Brave Voice was inspired by my own children… but the book’s theme and overarching lesson — learning to use your […]

Summertime Mom Squad on Fox 9 Good Day

I had the best time joining Miss Shannan Paul and the lovely Fox 9 Good Day hosts for another Good Day Mom Squad segment! This one was all about summer schedules, tips for limiting summer screen time, neighborhood play and so much more. Check it out!

Storytime with Summer

Summer McKenna, the amazing creator and voice behind the popular YouTube channel, Storytime with Summer, read The Only Me today on her channel. She did such a brilliant job bringing the story and characters to life. Check it out, and definitely share Summer’s YouTube channel with friends and family who enjoy children’s books. She truly […]

Cover for The Only Me Complete

Here it is… the completed cover of my new children’s book, The Only Me, available for purchase on August 25th via Amazon and a host of other online retailers. I’m so thrilled to finally be able to share this book cover with you. Next up… the book! Stay tuned!

Cover Reveal Fun

I’m full of excitement today because I have just seen the completed cover for my upcoming children’s book The Only Me, and it’s ahhh-mazing! Honestly, it gave me chills and brought me to tears. My illustrator and book designer, Arlene Soto of Intricate Designs, is incredibly talented. She got my vision from day one (in […]

The Only Me Debuts August 25th

I’m excited to share that my children’s book, The Only Me, will be available for purchase on August 25th! Just one month from now! Woohoo! You’ll be able to buy The Only Me on Amazon, as well as other online and brick and mortar retailers. I will be sure to post links on where to […]

The Moby Wrap

I was on my 11th day past due, and was scheduled for an induction bright and early the next morning. I was… petrified. Not of the giving birth part, although I certainly wasn’t feeling confident about that either, but for the parenthood part – the part after my doctor was going to hand me a […]

What Doesn’t Kill You

*Written in 2007 after I experienced a subarachnoid hemorrhage in my brain. What Doesn’t Kill You, Part 1 I’m too excited to sleep. I’m trying to lay in bed as long as I can, but it’s useless. It’s only 7:30 in the morning and I really should keep sleeping since I don’t feel that well, […]

Life in the Middle

Life in the sandwich generation is hard. At any given moment, I never know which loved ones need – deserve – more of my time, attention and worry.

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The Only Me was named one of the top 100 indie children’s books of 2022 by Kirkus Reviews and earned a 5-star Book Review Award from Litpick. 

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