Follow What Lights You Up

I was never one with a strong creative passion. I would hear others say that they’ve always known what they wanted to do since they can remember. If they love music, for instance, the very moment they picked up their first guitar was when they just knew, KNEW that they’d be a musician one day. They would play every chance they had; all day, late at night, and haven’t stopped since. You hear these stories a lot and for people like me who didn’t find their “thing” at a young age, it could be disheartening. But I think that we all had things we loved as kids.

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Why Does the World Need Kindness?

I was sitting in the yard with Maddy one afternoon when she stood in front of me, poised as can be, and asked, “Why does the world need kindness?” I was struck by this, feeling proud that my little five-year-old is asking such a profound question and a bit blindsided because I didn’t already have the answer in my back pocket. Five-year-olds can do this to you.

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What Motherhood Means to Me

I became a mom 5 years ago and words will never be able to describe this incredible gift we call motherhood. But since words are all I have, I will attempt to describe what motherhood has meant to me these past years.

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A “Tiny” Book Project

Years ago, I was approached by an editor from a well-known publishing house. She had seen the Tiny Acts of Kindness calendars and wanted to see if I could turn the concept into a book. When I received her email, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I had never given any serious thought to writing a book before that. Me? An author? An illustrator? It was never even a thought. Not before that email at least.

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