Guest: Dionne Kelm, grandmother and author of “BEDTIME”…
As a local school board member in Watertown, Wisconsin, Dionne Kelm learned that many children lacked simple bedtime routines. This inspired her to fulfill a dream and launch a new career – at age 60 – to become a children’s book author. As a grandmother herself and former art teacher, she knew firsthand how grandparents can positively impact children’s lives. And so she began writing children’s stories that communicated her belief that every child is entitled to love, joy, care and kindness and also shared an important message.
On this program, Dionne Kelm reads from her first published book in her Grandma Hearts series, “BEDTIME.” The book tells the story of establishing a bedtime routine that includes regular teeth brushing, reading to her grandchild, and developing a close and bonding relationship. “Love them; read to them; care for them now,” says Kelm. “Love cannot wait. That child will be grown and gone all too quickly.” She also describes what it takes to become a published author.
For more information, go to GrandmaHearts.com.