Maureen McCabe's Blog
March 1, 2021
Before you put your hard earned cash into a gift for a daughter or granddaughter (age 4-8), please click and enjoy reading "A Christmas Love Story: Nicholas Nutcracker & Brittany Ballerina."
If you would be so kind, please let me know your thoughts. Shoot me an email: Enjoy!
February 27, 2021
If you missed this last year, it's too funny. Jukie has a wonderful youtube channel where she reads a variety of children's books. She's an actress so she has real flair in her presentation!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdDVqJeYJaY&t=444s
Let me know what you think of Jukie's take on "A Christmas Love Story: Nicholas Nutcracker & Brittany Ballerina." www.achristmaslovestory.com
February 26, 2021
Sometimes, I'm guilty of just making things too busy. So, I have simplified the website for my children's Christmas book.
If you didn't buy a copy for your little one last year, please give it some thought as a gift this coming Christmas 2021. I've got some cute ideas for presenting the book for tiny ballerinas that involves tutus! Smile. Check back closer to Christmas in July!
February 15, 2021
2021 has begun with more optimism than 2020 - thank goodness. And, I appreciate this kind review just posted on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-re...
These cutie-patootie twins, Stella and Scarlett, are holding new puppy, Henry, while checking out "A Christmas Love Story: Nicholas Nutcracker & Brittany Ballerina." Thanks to Mom, Jaime, for sending this to me.
February 14, 2021
2021 has begun with more optimism than 2020 - thank goodness. And, I appreciate this kind review just posted on Amazon.
December 22, 2020
As the unusual year 2020 wraps up, here is an interview with ,,https://allauthor.com/interview/maureenmccabe/ about my inspiration for my children's story. The book project has definitely kept me busy this year...and that's been a good thing. It was a happy, fun project for me. Thank goodness Rich supports my every endeavor - what a great husband! Mostly the interview is about how watching too many Hallmark Christmas movies made me write a book. So, beware! A friend wrote a sweet note recently saying that she and her daughter were a little jealous they hadn't written/published a book yet. But, unless you are a one-in-a-million writing talent, there are many other ways to spend a lot of money... Travel the globe [when the pandemic is over]? Redecorate the house? Buy an RV? Buy a lottery ticket...it's way cheaper.
December 10, 2020
"...lean in super close, and I want you to listen to this one very important thing. And, that one important thing is YOU. You my little friends are absolutely perfect just the way you are...true story." states Miss B with the unconditional love of a fellow human being who loves all people. Miss B goes on "Please don't try to be anyone else, just be you."
The thing about read alouds is you get to enjoy the personality of the host or hostess. And, Miss B is full of positive energy that she shares with her listeners.
I really appreciate Miss B taking the time to highlight my book on her YouTube Channel. Thank you so much!
And, for those of you who love a read aloud for your kids, Miss B does a great job! Don't forget to subscribe to her YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4PBmO6NVNorAJzydhOVnMQ
where you can check out many other great children's picture books with her.
P.S. Check out those cute Christmassy earrings she's wearing too?
December 5, 2020
Tarjeta feliz navidad para niños holiday card...https://youtu.be/adn9ylDfso4
The little video is of my first greeting card for kids inspired by Vintage 1950's Mexican dolls of my mother. She loved the people and dolls all over the world. This cute couple is dressed in folk wear of the time.
The greeting card is a 5x7 FLAT card that comes with an envelope. You can write a message to your young loved one on the back of the card. All the details are on Zazzle: https://www.zazzle.com/tarjeta_feliz_navidad_para_ninos_holiday_card-256468132528398182
Spanish: El pequeño video es de mi primera tarjeta de felicitación para niños inspirada en las muñecas mexicanas de mi madre Vintage 1950's. Amaba a las personas y las muñecas de todo el mundo. Esta linda pareja está vestida con ropa popular de la época.
La tarjeta de felicitación es una tarjeta PLANA de 5 x 7 que viene con un sobre. Puede escribir un mensaje para su joven amado en el reverso de la tarjeta.
The church behind them is Mission San Juan Capistrano which my fifth grade class visited in 1961-ish.
SPANISH: Felices recuerdos de visitar la Misión San Juan Capistrano. La idea de esta tarjeta surgió de dos muñecas antiguas de la década de 1950. Pertenecían a mi madre, que amaba a las personas y las muñecas de todo el mundo.