“Teachers These Days”

As a teacher, you have the opportunity to be a superhero or a super villain. Most of us can remember a teacher who was influential in some way. That teacher who noticed a hidden talent or was encouraging when we needed to hear it the most. But, we also remember the villains. The teachers whoContinue reading ““Teachers These Days””

World Kindness Day 2022

Happy World Kindness Day! Exactly one year ago, The Kindness Machine became available for preorder! It has been a very exciting year, having my first picture book released into the world, and I am thrilled to have shared the book with so many students and families to start or continue the kindness conversation. I wroteContinue reading “World Kindness Day 2022”

First Author Visit!

As a teacher, I spend a lot of time in a school building. However, last week I spent time as not only a teacher, but as an author as well. To say that last week filled my cup is an understatement. I had the opportunity to read The Kindness Machine to each grade level, kindergartenContinue reading “First Author Visit!”

K is for Kindness

K is for KINDNESS. I have really enjoyed blogging letters A-J so far on this AtoZ blog challenge, but I have really been looking forward to K. If you have been reading for awhile, you know that the idea of kindness is a hot topic for me, so much so that I wrote a children’sContinue reading “K is for Kindness”

Thank you!

It has been a very exciting week post book launch! First and foremost, thank you to everyone who purchased a copy of The Kindness Machine, who shared with friends/family and all who sent kind messages. This book launch has been something I have dreamed about for years and it did not disappoint. I am veryContinue reading “Thank you!”

Book Launch Day!

Cue the music! Cue the happy dance! Today I celebrate the launch of The Kindness Machine! March 22, 2022 will forever be the book birthday for my first book. Today I celebrate this book with my husband, the illustrator who helped bring this book to life! We celebrate with our kids, who the book isContinue reading “Book Launch Day!”

Tomorrow is launch day!

March 22, 2022 has been on my calendar for months. Tomorrow, The Kindness Machine officially releases into the world! Thank you to everyone who has already preordered. I hope you enjoy your copy and read it often. Please share pictures on social media and use #thekindnessmachine. I would love to read your review on AmazonContinue reading “Tomorrow is launch day!”

Honorable Mention

A few weeks ago, there was a writing challenge called 50 Precious Words. Thank you to author, Jamie Bills, for sharing this challenge information. I am proud to say that I earned an honorable mention in the Social Emotional Learning category, which means a great deal to me. I hope you enjoy these 50 preciousContinue reading “Honorable Mention”

1 Book. 50 States. Sharing Kindness.

If you have been reading for awhile, you know that I LOVE Free Little Libraries. In 2019, my husband, kids and I built a little library that is in front of the elementary school where I teach. My goal is to have The Kindness Machine in one little library, in all 50 states by MayContinue reading “1 Book. 50 States. Sharing Kindness.”