Leaving

“Goodbye, sweetheart,” he said, as he wrapped his warm arms around me and pulled me in for one of his signature Papa Bear hugs. He kissed the top of my head gently as he so often did since I’d become an adult; when I was younger he’d smatter wet kisses all across my cheeks and […]

Announcing: Petunia The Perfectionist

My upcoming and 3rd children’s book, which is titled Petunia The Perfectionist, is currently in the illustration stage. Wait until you see how gorgeously my illustrator, Ellie Beykzadeh, is bringing Petunia and her world to life.

Stop Comparing Kids: Importance of Treating Them as Individuals

twins can dress differently

Though I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember, I’ve only entered my “children’s book era” recently. In fact, I began writing my first children’s book, The Only Me, in the fall of 2021. Though I wasn’t exactly sure what I was doing at first (thank you so much my incredible group […]

5 Tips for Spending Quality Time with Each Child

While I used to think quality time meant an extensive and well-thought out date outside the house doing something fun or adventurous, now I realize that what my kids (and I) really crave is simply uninterrupted time together. In fact, research has shown that it’s not the amount of time spent with your children, but rather the quality of that time that counts. 

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 […]

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Stella’s Brave Voice follows the twins from The Only Me and has earned a 5-star Book Review Award from Litpick and Reader’s Favorite. 

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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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