you are the world

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Anything can happen, child. Anything can be!

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How great is Shel Silverstein?

Shel Silverstein was one of the first authors that I really remember. My aunt gave me his book “Where the Sidewalk Ends” when I was very young and I remember pouring over and over it. I still have it and almost every page is dog eared and worn! I used to read it and color in the black and white illustrations, all the while dreaming along with him. I saw this quote and it brought back so many memories. Such an wonderful message for our children. Books have so much impact on our children’s lives. They help shape them as they grow. They inspire them to dream.
Does your child have a favorite go-to book? One that you know you will always keep with fond memories? I hope they have so many!

You are my Sunshine

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Laughter is Beautiful!

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Do you think laughter is contagious?

I think it’s beautiful. The sound of our kids laughing is one of the most beautiful sounds in all of creation.

To laugh is to enjoy life. It expresses your deep happiness and can brighten anyone’s day.
Being able to laugh at yourself builds character. It can change your mood instantly.
And really, how fun is it to laugh? – especially when you can’t stop!
Laugh with your friends, laugh at all the silly things you do, find humor in yourself.
Laugh deep and full till your stomach hurts and watch the world around you light up with joy!

*from my upcoming book “Life is Sweet”. Read more about it here:

i love you to the moon + back!




progress on my book: Life is Sweet



As many of you out there know, I’ve been hard at work on a very special children’s book called Life is Sweet. I’m about 3/4 of the way finished and the excitement is building. This really is such an important book for children. It will inspire them. It will touch their hearts. It will connect with their minds. It will reveal to them strength and mindfulness in themselves that they never knew. And hopefully it will impact their hearts. Since I’ve decided to self-publish, I’m now in the fundraising stage to get this beautiful book produced. I’ve created a site on that goes deep into the workings of it, the inspiration behind it, and the future that I hope and pray it will become. If you have a minute please take a look! It can be found here:

please excuse the mess…


Every child is a gift.


Be silly!


the magic of childhood


hands from heaven


Why don’t you?


i’ll eat you up i love you so!

Eat You Up


I love Etsy.
There are so many great, original, crafty things on there.
I just adore this, so I had to share!
It can be found at the shop of Febystan. 

Children are our greatest gift.

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This sweet + lovely image is by Klodjana Dervishi. View all of her beautiful work at

Life is sweeter…


be the reason someone smiles…


Affirmation #16

Affirmations 16


Think about it — isn’t the laughter of your child one of the most beautiful sounds you’ve ever heard?