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Read, Walk, Sit: Keeping Kids Emotionally Centered During Challenging Times

{Previously published in the July issue of StoryMonsters Magazine} We truly are in extraordinary times. Coronavirus. Police brutality. Riots. Protests. Great political divide. Then, there’s massive unemployment. Stock Market woes. Quarantine. No school now and possibly no school in the fall. No friends. No travel. No events. Killer bees…need I go on? These are the […]

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What Minnows Have in Common with a Global Pandemic

“I was scared of the minnows.” “You were scared of minnows?” “Yes. They are scary when you don’t know what they are.” On our last trip to the beach, I overheard the above conversation between my 11-year-old son and my 20-something-year-old daughter. What Minnows Have in Common with a Global Pandemic It occurred right as […]

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Black Lives Matter

Make A Way Media is a Black-owned business. Beyond that, we are headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky- the home of Breonna Taylor. For obvious reasons, my heart has been heavy. 2020 has been one heck of a year. I think of the families who have lost loved ones to senseless prejudice and to police brutality. I […]

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Author Advice

Books Change Lives | A Diverse Booklist for ages 0-18

Every week I visit the homes of clients in Louisville and am deeply saddened by the lack of children’s books present. And for those that do have books, rarely do they have books with powerful messages and characters who look like them. This is not a unique situation no matter what city or state you […]

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When L.O.V.E is Spelled T.I.M.E | a book about Dads as Role Models

Maybe there are not a lot of men who would ever think to request a kid’s book as a present for Father’s Day, but I cannot think of a better present for one of life’s many unsung heroes. Since becoming a children’s author I have met so many people who say they still love and […]

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Minding Mental Health During This New Normal

Just like that, life as we know it has changed. For some, it may have felt like a gradual, creeping-along change. For others, it felt like they were blindsided out of nowhere. And we are all still feeling kind of stuck. We’re living with a virus that has taken our world by storm and those […]

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