Adventures

General

Unkindness Online: Why I am Sick of Dirty Social Media

I woke up this morning feeling great. One of my favorite comedies was on TV, my son started online learning on his own, and I had a great cup of coffee. Life was good. But then, I ruined it. I got on Facebook. The first thing I saw was that someone was argumentative about a […]

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Author Advice

Why this Woman-Owned Business is called Make A Way

I just found myself always answering, “I made a way.” Being a woman in business is empowering, exciting, and challenging. It’s a road paved with pitfalls, potholes, and roadblocks. But also wonderful rewards. As a female entrepreneur, I am proud to walk in the footsteps of the other bold businesswomen before me.  Women, like me, […]

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Author Advice

The beauty and power of words: Family Literacy Month

I love to write. Blog posts, articles, books, …you name it. The beauty and power of words fascinate me. The articles I write for publications like Story Monsters or websites like Multicultural Children’s Book Day take more thought and effort,  but they are still enjoyable to create. Penning children’s books is a whole different story. […]

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Book Journey

Calling Out the Lack of Diverse Holiday Picture Books (And What I Did About It)

My family absolutely loves the holidays. Christmas is a very special time for us. We go all out with addressing all the senses. Every single one. The sights of the warm lights. The smells of the tree, the food, and all the cookies. The sounds of holiday music- all day every day. The hardy laughs […]

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General

The Decline of Empathy Thanks to a Piece of Fabric

Unbelievably, the simple act of wearing a mask has become political and another example of how empathy is on shaky ground amongst fellow human beings. How did that happen? Since when did protecting our country’s most vulnerable: the old, the young, and the immunocompromised become an infringement of personal rights? The fact that the mask […]

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Diversity in Books for Kids: Then and Now

Books have played a huge role in my life from the moment I could walk. This is a love that I have passed on to my children as well and hopefully, someday, to my grandbabies as well. As a therapist, attorney, author, and CEO of Make A Way Media, my life has gotten exponentially busier, […]

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