Children’s Books

My kids grew up reading Horrid Henry books. Those and Junie B Jones were some of our favorite reading books growing up. We would visit the library, pretty much bring home every book we could […]

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Here we are just about 12 days away from Christmas and I am scrambling to finish my shopping! I am honestly freaking out because I have waited so long to get any done. I am […]

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The holidays are just a few short weeks away and I honestly have been cramming like a mad woman to get everyone on my list taken care of. Oh the joys of motherhood! Thankfully I […]

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When I was small, I remember how cool it was to be able to have something personalized. Having a name like Liza was pretty rare when I was a kid and lets just say there really […]

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This time of the year is my absolute favorite time of all. In my home, there is always some type of holiday baking going on. In fact, the tradition in our home is to invite […]

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I’m thrilled to announce that my first children’s book, The Pest Detectives, is published online and ready for you to download and enjoy with your children. You may be surprised to hear that “The Pest […]

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When you become an aunt, uncle, or grandparent, whether you like it or not, you’ve signed up for a life-long contract of gift giving. Parents of course have it the worst, because not only do […]

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Every year in November, I sit my kids down with paper and pencil and ask them to create for me a wish list of what they want for Christmas. I started doing this because I […]

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The Van Duren sisters are back with another wonderful Lake Alamo Mystery! This time the year is 1973. Six years have passed since Rachel, Haylie, and Kayla first started their school yard detective agency. And […]

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My kids love telling me what they want to be when they grow-up. It is almost a daily conversation in our house. Granted, their career aspirations change almost daily as well. Regardless, my response is, […]

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