Category Archives: Forgiveness for Child

Parents, Be Happy For Your Children To Read the I Feel Happy Series!

What is the happy place? The happy place is a feeling within us. When we’re happy everything feels good and easy. We are glad to be alive. Happiness is something we are born with, and it never leaves us.  What does a happy person feel like? A happy person feels excited by life and sees… Read More…

I Feel Happy When I Meet Someone New

I feel happy when I meet someone new. When I look them straight in the eyes to say hello they feel happy, too.  Do you look people in the eyes when you meet them? ~Excerpt from the I Feel Happy series of children’s picture books I was doing an author visit at an elementary school… Read More…

I Feel Happy When I’m Around My Family

I feel happy when I’m around my family even though we are different from other families.  Is your family different from other families? ~Excerpt from Book Three of the I Feel Happy picture book series My family is from Italy. I grew up hearing Italian, eating Italian food, and learning the Catholic religion.  I didn’t… Read More…

I Feel Happy When I Am Wearing Exactly What I Want To Wear

I feel happy when I am wearing exactly what I want to wear. Even if it is a little crazy. What do you like to wear? Is it crazy? ~excerpt from Book Two of the I Feel Happy series of children’s picture books I was in third grade when I realized, for the first time,… Read More…

I Feel Happy When I Treat An Animal With Kindness

I feel happy when I treat an animal with kindness. I know it is happy too, when it crawls in my lap and purrs. When you are gentle with an animal, how do you know it is happy? ~excerpt from Book Two of the I Feel Happy picture book series Who does not love animals?… Read More…

New Picture Book Series, I FEEL HAPPY!

Children are born happy, and we want to keep them that way. They will face situations where they must decide how they want to feel. I wrote a series of picture books for ages four to eight called, I Feel Happy, so children can stay happy forever. Even though happiness is natural all children experience… Read More…

My Mother’s Hands

My Mother’s Hands

Growing up, I didn’t really look like anyone in my family.  Adults would study me and proclaim that I must have come from the Milk Man.  When I was mad at my family, for whatever reason, I’d use this as a tool to feel sorry for myself, casting myself as the outsider. There was, however,… Read More…