“Teacher May”

May is an interesting month as a teacher. There’s an extra buzz in the classroom and building. There are field trips, carnivals, field day, picnics and extra time outside. Each year, the 20 some students become part of my family. I refer to them as “my kids”. Some years are more challenging than others butContinue reading ““Teacher May””

Book Birthday Giveaway

On March 22, 2023, The Kindness Machine will officially turn one! Help me celebrate with this Instagram Giveaway, filled with kindness goodies. Check out all the amazing items included below. Giveaway Includes:A signed copy of The Kindness Machine by author and illustrator Kindness card by PadgettcovidartBe Kind bracelet set by happy.by.usKindness colored pencils CrayolaKind Lips Kind LipsKindness is aContinue reading “Book Birthday Giveaway”

Random Acts of Kindness Day 2023

When I first began this writing journey with The Kindness Machine, I envisioned a kindness ripple. That sounds nice, right? One kind action triggers another kind action like the ripple of a stone tossed in a pond. However, almost a year later since the book has been released, one of the reoccurring comments from readersContinue reading “Random Acts of Kindness Day 2023”

“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!”