JOIN MY LATEST ONLINE FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT THE BALTIC FAMILY'S ADOPTION! From 10/1 - 12/31, 100% of author proceeds from all online sales of my children's books will go to benefit a local Tampa Bay area family.

How are the Mommy Wars affecting our kids? Check out my post about it on Tampa Bay Moms Blog!

Friday, October 24, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Blu-ray/DVD of "Beethoven's Treasure Tail" Family Comedy

The wonderful folks at Universal Studios Home Entertainment are gearing up to release "Beethoven's Treasure Tail" on Blu-ray/DVD and they have graciously provided a copy for giveaway before it's even released!

You may remember this lovable St. Bernard from your own childhood (I know I grew up watching "Beethoven" and "Beethoven's 2nd"). "Beethoven's Treasure Tail" is his newest adventure and this family comedy will be released on 10/28/14

Photo Courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment


"Get ready to howl with laughter in this all-new family comedy starring America’s favorite St. Bernard, the one and only Beethoven! After a doggone disaster of a movie shoot, the big-hearted pooch and his trainer, Eddie (Jonathan Silverman, Beethoven’s Big Break), are heading home when they get stranded in a small coastal village. When Beethoven befriends a local boy (Bretton Manley, Ted), he helps him find a pirate map to lost treasure and together they em-bark on an adventure that brings the whole town together. Co-starring Morgan Fairchild (Flamingo Road), Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), it’s a heartwarming “tail” about finding fun wherever your nose leads you."

Enter below for your chance to win! Complete each task to earn additional entries! Hurry - giveaway ends at midnight on 10/28! Good luck!

Bonus: Here are some fun activities for the kids! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

New Quarter Means New Fundraiser for Local Bay Area Family

First off, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated in my online fundraiser benefiting I Matter Too! It was amazing to see people spreading the word about such a great organization!

Now that we're on to the final quarter of the year, it's the perfect opportunity for ANOTHER online fundraiser!

Emil and Angie Baltic are a local Tampa Bay area family with two biological kids - Owen, 4, and Emma, 2. They feel that God has now called them to adopt a little boy in Haiti and I want to help. Sometimes it can be difficult to listen when God calls us to do something and when it comes to something like adoption - which has its own obstacles, expenses, and challenges - completing that task only becomes harder.

From 10/1/14 - 12/31/14, in an effort to help them raise the money they need to bring their new son home and care for him, I will donate 100% of my author profits from all online sales of my children's books to their adoption fund.

Please help me to raise money and awareness to benefit this wonderful family by purchasing a book. Be an adoption advocate - share this campaign with your friends and family! Remember, Christmas is coming and these books will make wonderful gifts or stocking stuffers!

Both books can be purchased at They can also be purchased through other online retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

For more information on the Baltic Family's adoption and to learn about other ways you can help, please visit

Thank you and God bless!