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.”

Apparently We Can’t Stop KINDNESS!

The Kindness Machine officially launches on March 22, 2022. BUT! It has a mind of its own! Yesterday a few people started receiving their preorder copies and I absolutely love it! We can’t stop kindness! If you were one of the lucky early birds, please STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LISTEN! I hope youContinue reading “Apparently We Can’t Stop KINDNESS!”

Being Kind vs. Being Weak

When you think of kindness, what comes to mind? Do you associate kindness with being passive, compliant or weak? Unfortunately, kindness and weakness are too often grouped together. You can be kind while still using your voice and maintaining your boundaries. Part of that includes being kind to yourself in order to hold your ground.Continue reading “Being Kind vs. Being Weak”