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[27 May 2011 | Comments Off on Style. Substance. Soul. | ]
Style. Substance. Soul.

Style. Substance. Soul. – Each is something that every woman should possess and share with the world on her own terms.  Three best friends who just all happen to be stylish women of substance and soul have created a web site/movement to help direct the positive flow of female-generated power to change the world.  They are committed to creating a legacy of  “passion, compassion and action” for not just their own daughters [and son], but yours and mine as well.  Amy, Lois and Susan were inspired to put their collective efforts where there hearts are by none other than …

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[29 Mar 2011 | 7 Comments | ]
Children’s Books for the Michelle Obama Generation of Moms

Book publisher Paper Soup Media, LLC, has released a new brand of children’s books that are sure to resonate with moms who identify with First Lady Michelle Obama’s style of parenting. Though she is constantly making headlines for her keen sense of fashion, Michelle Obama is becoming equally famous for her approach to raising children.  More than ever, moms across the nation are working to ensure that their children are not only bright, but courteous and socially-conscious as well.  Since the First Lady’s role as mom-in-chief is both highly visible and well-respected, mothers everywhere are …

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[4 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Isn’t it ironic?

Sorry if you were doing a search on Alanis Morissette and ended up here.  I’m just channeling her today, sans the early post-breakup rage…  just a little thoughtful, reflective indulgence.  I’m a writer, what else do you expect?  So, I’ll get right to it – my kid called someone else’s kid a name.  There, it’s out.  Maybe you’re thinking ‘these things happen’ or ‘that’s just part of growing up’.  However, you have to see the irony in the fact that I’m the author of a children’s book all about being …

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[6 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Spring Break, New and Improved | ]
Spring Break, New and Improved

 
Picture it… my friend and I, on a beach in Somewhere, USA sneaking a margarita while checking out a couple of hot guys, hoping not to be discovered (well, only the margaritas).  Right on cue, a half-naked boy runs up and gets sand all over us, and he’s laughing!  I think, “Where are his parents? This kid is out of control!”.  Then I remember, this kid belongs to me and one of those hot guys I was checking out.  Though I’m sitting next to my best friend from high …

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[5 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Stranger Danger & Mama Drama, a Great Mix! | ]
Stranger Danger & Mama Drama, a Great Mix!

I grew up during the era of the Adam Walsh tragedy.  Unfortunately, those heartbreaking turn of events mark a period in modern American culture when kids and parents began to understand how much the world had truly changed.  If you were born prior to the 80’s, you know exactly what I’m talking about.  Long before John Walsh was catching America’s Most Wanted, my family and I watched the tragedy of his son’s kidnapping and untimely demise unfold in a made-for-TV movie… and for the first time, I didn’t feel safe.  …

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[13 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Ready to Rumble | ]
Ready to Rumble

When I first developed Nice to be Nice© and the Bella Flowers Books brand, it was hard to pinpoint my emotions on any given day.  I mostly vacillated between excitement and sheer terror.  Today… not much has changed.  When we sold 3 books in one day, I was excited and proud!  Sure, 3 sales may seem like nothing to you, but to me… every sale feels like appreciation for our work, our vision, and our sacrifices.  Then, there are the days that we sell zero books, and terror comes creeping …