Thursday, July 10, 2014


Currently I'm working on making some of my ebooks available at other outlets in addition to Amazon. There is a reviewing stage the books need to go through so I'm not sure how long it will take. So far, Your Mother's Love (which will be free for a limited time) and The Roots of My Family Tree, are now available at Smashwords, and will soon be distributed to Apple itunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble (Nook), Sony and more!

I'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


This Father's Day I'm reminded of how important a father's role is in the life of a child. He's the man they look up to, the man they want to be like. The man they go to for comfort, and the man who knows how to be silly.

When I remember my step-father, the man who raised me from a very young age, I remember his voice, when he shared his never ending wisdom. I remember his arms, when he hugged me when I was sad, and mostly I remember his laughter, he was just so darn funny - we laughed together often. I'm so glad he was part of my life, to have given me such fond memories, and to know how important dads are. 

My ebook, Your Father's Love, is free this week on Amazon, in honor of all dads and their children. It is my hope that the children can see their own dads in the pages, and come away knowing how much they are loved by him.

Happy Father's Day - to all the dads

FREE ebook for a limited time
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Monday, May 26, 2014

Bagpipes on Memorial Day

In honor of Memorial Day and for my Dad, this bagpiper is for you.
Adapted from the children's book, The Roots of My Family Tree, by Niki Alling.
Bagpiper Mug
Bagpiper Mug by nikiclix
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Saturday, April 26, 2014


When I wrote the children's books, "Your Mother's Love" and "Your Father's Love", my hope was that the children who read it, or have it read to them, will have a better understanding of how much love their mothers and fathers have for them. Parental love is so huge, and so strong, and helping children to understand that, may possibly lead to a greater sense of security and confidence as they go out into the world.

I have worked in a school with young children for many years, and I have seen hundreds of parents with their children. Besides my own mom and dad, it is because of these school parents, that I was able to write these books. I've witnessed first hand their interactions while dropping off their children and picking them up. I witnessed the unconditional support through many school functions, and luncheons and birthday parties. I've seen how their children's eyes light up when they walk through the door. And I've sat in on many parent-teacher conferences and seen how important their children's education is to them. These books are a combination of all of their love and hard work as parents. My hat is off to you!

Happy Mother's Day, to all the mothers I have known, and to all the mothers everywhere!

Ebook & Paperback at Amazon
Ebook & Paperback at Amazon

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Fun learning for Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is this week! Have fun combining shape recognition, and Valentine's Day this year, with this fun little book, Hearts Are For Loving.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Festive Winter Windows

Every season in our Pre-K class, we like to have something pretty in our windows. Recently, we've been studying shapes and colors. What better way to explore those two things together, than with stained window projects? For this project, we searched the internet to find some ideas. Then we modified what we found somewhat, to fit our class.

We found a few stained window projects that use contact paper such as  this one, shown here with these cute hearts -

However, for our class, we decided to use wax paper and glue. Wax paper is less expensive than contact paper, and painting the glue onto the tissue paper led to some nice small motor skill activity, and some great discussion about how the colors blend together when the tissues are overlapped. Each child was able to chose the shape of their frame, (heart, square, rectangle, oval, or triangle) which was then glued to the finished and dried piece of wax paper and tissues later. The frames were pre-cut ahead of time using black construction paper. Here is the results of our new window treatment for winter, they are quite stunning when the sun is bright. I'm looking forward to trying this again at home during the winter break with my grandchildren. They make a nice colorful addition to any sunny window!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas .99 sale - limited time!

Happy Holidays to everyone! Thank you to all who entered the paperback giveaway for, It's A Colorful Christmas, a winner has been chosen. In keeping with the Holiday spirit I have reduced the price of the ebook version for .99 for a limited time! So in case you don't have yours yet, now's the time.
Happy Holidays! Click on the cover, it will take you to the Amazon sale!