Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Parents, Be Happy For Your Children To Read the I AM 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 child feel like? A happy child feels excited by life and sees… Read More…

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

I am 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 Am Happy When I Treat An Animal With Kindness

I am 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 One of the I Am Happy picture book series Who does not love animals?… Read More…

New Picture Book Series, I AM HAPPY!

There was a time when we were truly happy. We actually looked for happiness, never thinking we wouldn’t find it. We explored the world around us without fear, only curiosity. We were sad and angry sometimes, but only because it was necessary for us to know what we didn’t like. Soon we were on to… Read More…

It’s Okay To Be Happy!

Negativity is nothing more than a socially accepted form of mental illness. I know people who, when asked how their day was, have never said, “I had a good day!” Instead, they say, “It was okay,” no matter how good it was. I remember being in a room full of people once, at a seminar.… Read More…

Self Publishing

“It ain’t all it’s cracked up to be”, is what my best-selling author friend told me about being traditionally published. All of her many books have been published by big traditional publishing houses. Yet, she was the first person to encourage me to self-publish my first children’s book. So I did. Well, I learned that… Read More…

How to make Christmas morning last forever.

Holidays go so fast, especially Christmas morning! You’ve shopped for weeks, spent hours wrapping presents, and went through more money than you actually made throughout the year. Then, on THE morning, the gifts are opened before Santa can get back up the chimney. Here are a few fun ideas my husband and I created to… 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…