We have a winner!



Congratulations to Michelle E! You are the winner of the New Year’s Paperback Giveaway! Thank you for following me on Twitter, re-tweeting and leaving a comment. I will get your signed copy to you A.S.A.P.

I hope you all are starting your year off with a bang and some healthy goals for the coming months. Xoxo


New Year’s Giveaway!



It’s been an amazing year for me. The highlight of which has been the publication of my first book. I am over-the-moon happy about how it has been received by parents and caregivers. The reviews have been wonderful to read, but I’d love to be able to get my paperback into more hands.

So, I’ve decided to run a little giveaway for my readers who may not yet have had the chance to pick up a copy. Enter as many times as you wish and help me to spread the word, while grabbing a free, signed copy for yourself or a friend!

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Bacon is not the new tobacco.



There’s been a lot of scary articles in the past few days related to the new WHO (World Health Organization) report, stating that red and processed meats cause cancer. This lead to quite a bit of panic being spread by sensationalist journalism and some quirky facebook memes. Vegetarians and vegans threw their arms up victoriously with a resounding, “I told you so!” But with so many fact-lite articles swarming around, not many readers knew what WHO’s report actually said.

I waited quietly in the background to see what the news source that I actually trust had to say. I know that 99.9% of the time the BBC offers up a well rounded fact-dense article that will cut through the fear mongering and tell me what is actually happening. Once again, the BBC came through with panic-free reporting.

Basically, WHO said that if you eat two pieces of bacon (or 50g of processed meat) every day for the rest of your life, it raises your risk of getting colorectal cancer by 18%. It does NOT have the same cancer risks as smoking a pack of cigarettes every day for the rest of your life.

My family enjoys bacon for breakfast about once every other month and bbq’d burgers and dogs at the occasional party in the summer. I’m cool with that. My youngest does have a bit of an obsession with sausage that I am trying to ween him off of, but we also eat tons of whole vegetables, fruits and grains as the majority of our diets.

If you are someone that LOVES and has to have bacon, ham and grilled meats every day, cutting back could only be helpful to you.

Here’s the link to the BBC article to read and share with friends that are screaming to the heavens in despair at the loss of their beloved salted meats. Though the title is scary, reading it will actually ease their minds.

3-2-1 Launch!

Last weekend was a whirlwind! All of my dreaming and planning finally culminated into a fabulous party to celebrate the publication of my first book. With the help of two amazing women, I was able to create just the right atmosphere and gobs of yummy food for my guests. Yes, there were a couple of minor set backs (a collapsed tent for one) but in the end, it was perfection. My book sold well and I believe that everyone left happy.

Check out my reviews on Amazon.com and order your copy or e-book today!

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It’s here!



Finally, the day has come that I am able to giddily announce that my book is available on Amazon.com, Kindle and Kindle Unlimited!

Guys, this is so exciting and scary for me. It’s been a dream of mine for most of my adult life to publish a book. I never thought that I could actually pull it together, but here it is.

‘Kids Won’t Eat Healthy? Quick Read This Book!’ is a super fast and funny read for parents that are so over meal time drama. It has the size and look of a children’s chapter book, but it’s packed with real life advice from one exhausted parent to another. If you are tired of the predictable dinner time fights with your sweet cherubs, order your paperback or download your e-book today!

Oh, so close!



In just a few short days my first book will be launched out in to the world! I started writing it two years ago while taking a relaxing (hiding from the kids) Saturday afternoon bath. The whole book came to me right then; title, chapters, even the cover image. It was as if I had no choice in the matter at all. The book needed me to write it. Other parents needed me to write it!

Thankfully, I have a truly supportive husband who happily took the kids out every weekend so that I could research, write and edit. Amazingly, I found one of the best illustrators in the north east who could capture exactly what my brain was demanding to be created. Miraculously, I have friends that are or have been professional editors who could clean up my alphabet soup.

Now it’s just about time for my sweet little book to be born. Stay tuned for my new book page and please join me on facebook for updates on it’s release!