Saturday, March 17, 2018

Back at it!

Happy to be back at it again! I've been blessed to be on hiatus for quite a few years working at home with my two children. I have a son, now 7 and a daughter, 5. I homeschooled my son up through kindergarten and to date still homeschool my daughter. I love my time home as a mom and definitely see life through different eyes. Refreshed, ready and with a big ol' cup of coffee in hand,  I'm now back in the swing of things. 

I created Book Babe~Loves to Read, Lives to Laugh, Always Smart & Sassy to allow women of all ages to celebrate their love of reading while also showing off their sassy side. We all have one! Some of you know me as an author, but I'm so much more than that. I'm a wife, mom, teacher, daughter, sister, friend and jungle gym buddy. I'm someone who loves to dance, exercise, eat healthy, splurge on fries, meditate, bike ride, hug my beautiful dog and experience new tastes in food. Being part of this blog, I will share with you some of things I do in my life and hope to motivate you to embrace who you are. Each day we have a fresh start to learn something new. So I, and some guests to the blog, will encourage you to learn a craft, listen to another genre of music or simply step outside your bubble to help expand your horizons. We hope to bring you new ideas, show you interesting things and tell you about what we love to read or watch.  You’ll thank yourself for setting up some “me” time and I invite you to share this page with the Book Babes in your life. 

I appreciate your feedback and welcome ideas if you'd like to be part of a future blog post so feel free to email in anytime or PM me on Facebook. Soooo, now it's your turn, what have you been up to over the past couple years?... "Comment" some things you're proud to be doing lately! xoxo

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Homeschool Ideas

This homeschool lesson was tons of fun. We brought it back old school style...I mean "audio cassette" old school. Lol. My 5 yr old and I listened to a story while doing some sticker art. Then, we listened another 3x and we drew all the special things that she visualized from the story. Pretty cool stuff. Do you do anything similar with an audio tool or visualization in school, at home or as an adult that allows you to get creative?

Friday, March 9, 2018

Meeting Pheobe McKeeby for the 1st time!

We were so excited to meet Pheobe, it was the first thing Milana asked for after waking up! Very excited to have her in our family and will enjoy showing her all around. Feel free to say hello in the comments!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Featured Author at NJASL- Fall Conference 2015

Calling all librarians! I'll be heading over to the NJ Association of School Librarians Conference Nov. 15-17...I'll be with set up in Authors Alley with my main character and sassy sidekick, Pheobe McKeeby.  Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Featured Author & Illustrator in May issue of NJASL Publication

A former school librarian, it gives me great pleasure to be a featured author and illustrator in this month's issue of NJASL BOOKMARK publication.  I invite you to read the story and encourage your next school/business professional day to include A.C.E. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT as well as Leadership HELPS presentations.  Find out why!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pheobe McKeeby knows how to turn a rainy day into creative fun! Get out your crayons, grab your lil' one, click and get started!
Pheobe's adorable rain gear!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Assembly Idea!

Teachers, Librarians and Friends,
Are you looking for an assembly idea for your school or classroom?...I would love to come out and meet your students this year. Visiting with teachers and friends I know makes my presentation that much more special. I look forward to hearing from you. Email me today! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Authors Alley ~ NJSAL Conference 2014

Great seeing you in Authors Alley at the 2014 NJASL Fall Conference.
Clifford giving my book, "Pheobe McKeeby in I Promise I'll Take Care of the Dog" a big thumbs 
 — at Ocean Place Resort & Spa.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Monday, December 16, 2013

Kick Up Your Heels!

Proud to be asked to donate my heels in the "Kick Up Your Heels" themed auction at the Lancaster Opera House. The auction will commence in January 2014. Over the past 5 years they have raised over $50,000 which has supported our Arts in Education outreach initiative.  The program introduces the performing arts to students. The money raised from this event will help support summer workshops for 70 children ages 6-16. Visit to learn more or participate in the auction!