Monday, September 15, 2014

Good Bye

I was struggling this morning to come up with something relevant and meaningful to post.  My brain is having a hard time focusing through the sadness.  I turned to my book of quotes and inspirational sayings hoping for some inspiration and turned to the following.  It seemed fitting today...

God hath not promised skies always blue,
     flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;
God hath not promised sun without rain,
     day without sorrow, peace without pain.

But God hath promised strength for the day,
     rest for the labor, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
     unfailing sympathy, undying love...

RIP Tanna and may God's peace and strength be wrapped around you, Kingsburys.  Tanna was truly the most special and courageous young woman I had the privilege to know.  She left this world far too early and will be greatly missed.  Heaven has acquired a truly remarkable angel!

Friday, September 12, 2014

September 2014 Guardian Angel Kids

Here it is folks...the newest issue of Guardian Angel Kids eZine.  Check it out...

It is a great issue all about celebrating "Extraordinary Animals."

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day

On this Labor Day, rest, relax, rejuvenate and enjoy!

Thank you to all who labor to make our life what it is today.  Be well!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Start

Well, the new school year is upon us and, therefore, so is the start of work for me.  The weather has also cooled a bit which is always good for me and my ability to focus and create.  I'm not sure why, but Fall always seems to re-energize me in many ways.  Having said that, it also brings a new sense of stress in terms of the never-ending need to balance all--work, family, household needs and sporting activities with a little bit of writing sprinkled in. 

I've had new ideas popping all day but haven't done a great job of sitting down to write.  Consequently, I have little scraps of paper with words written in all directions strewn across my desk.  I'm not going to stress about this (at least I captured the ideas and put pen to paper somewhat) in my new mission to take baby steps in creating mini habits (see Kristi Holl's blog at for more information on Mini Habits--as well as a tremendous amount of terrific advice and information). 

I am a strong believer in persistence pays and am going to make a concerted effort to just keep plugging away and being realistic in my goals so as to avoid my usual "I can't possibly get it all done" so spin my wheels and end up procrastinating and accomplishing very little.  I will go the distance and carry on!  As Winston Churchill said,

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Story of a Writer: How to Change the World as a Children's Book Write...

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Guest Article

I am delighted to share my visit with Chris Graham at The Story Reading Ape.  Please find my article and feature of Bedtime Kisses here:

You can read more about Chris on his blog at:

Thanks so much, Chris.  I appreciate your time!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Hello All,

I just wanted to ask you to bear with me a bit over the next month as my posting may be a bit intermittent.  We are just shy of one month from the start of the new school year (and, therefore, the start of work for me), so I plan to focus on the kids and doing some fun activities for the time we have left now that summer activities are winding down and before the start of the fall sports season.  I am feeling the need for a bit of a mental health break from the chaos of balancing all.

Thanks, in advance, for your patience and enjoy what is left of your summer break as well.