Promoting Physical Activity for Children

A Western University study suggests children attending child care may not be getting enough vigorous heart-pumping activity. In British Columbia, child care centres are now required to have an Active Play Plan to address this issue. Research indicates that when outdoors, children are 10 times more active than indoors so getting children outside is theContinue reading “Promoting Physical Activity for Children”

Cover Reveal!

Drumroll please…. time for the cover reveal of our illustrated early chapter book titled the Lullaby Monsters coming in 2020! Stay tuned for more information on pre-orders, book swag, release date and more! Go to my facebook page to sign up for my email list and receive notifications. You’ll receive a free downloadable resources forContinue reading “Cover Reveal!”

The Lullaby Monsters by Cynthia Mackey and Paula Nasmith

In this night time adventure, big sister Kelsey is always her brother’s hero. She bravely helps with lost teddy bears, scraped knees, and favourite picnic foods. But when Thomas can’t sleep because of the lullaby monsters, Kelsey isn’t sure she can help, especially since monsters are the one thing she fears.  When Thomas’ precious lullaby box is stolen, KelseyContinue reading “The Lullaby Monsters by Cynthia Mackey and Paula Nasmith”

Stories from my Childhood

Hi There! I thought it might be fun to share some stories from my childhood. Some of these are my own memories and some were shared with me by parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles. I’ll admit my memories may be off a little, but what the heck. We all love a good story. MONEY AtContinue reading “Stories from my Childhood”

Help Me Decide!

I’m super excited that my next book is nearing publication! I want your input. What do you think would make the best back cover for my early chapter book, The Lullaby Monsters? This night time adventure features Kelsey and Thomas who meet a bunch of monsters. When monsters steal Thomas’ most prized possession, Kelsey andContinue reading “Help Me Decide!”

Wednesday Writing Update

Hello Friends in the Blogosphere! Here’s my weekly writing update; keeping myself honest about the progress I’m making with writing for children. This week I watched a free webinar by children’s book author, Arree Chung.  It was so good in that he reminded me that the only way to become a published author is toContinue reading “Wednesday Writing Update”

Wednesday Writing Update

Hello Lovely Readers! Welcome to my Wednesday writing update.  This is where I let you know what I’ve been working on this week in my writing life.  Summer is a time where I shift my focus to more picture book writing as I do not have to teach for a couple of months. Below areContinue reading “Wednesday Writing Update”