MY first children’s book attempt. This idea came about after playing and being silly with my oldest son. Enjoy!


it’s a hug… with a little bit of wiggle!

by A.B. Shultz


I don’t know anyone who likes to hug

who likes to hug when the sun comes up

or after naps

or after baths

or after setting alligator traps….


I don’t know anyone who likes to wiggle.

Wiggle and wiggle…

With just a bit of jiggle!


I certainly don’t know ANYONE ever

who would like a HUG with a


who might come with a run

when I say hey, let’s




You DO like to

hug after a nap

or a snack?


you DO like to

wiggle and jiggle and such?

And be silly and have fun

with my make-believe stuff?


you WOULD like to try and

just see if you might

be the best huggler ever,

that ever has tried?


then huggle me close!

and surely you’ll see

you’re the best huggler ever

that ever will be!



It’s a hug

With a little bit of WIGGLE!

(okay, sometimes a LOT of wiggle.)



This is me:


This is me on an adventurous day, well, on any day really. I can usually be found holding on to the baby with one hand, while trying to keep the toddler from some sort of grave danger with the other.

At this point, the grave danger was tumbling into the slushy Atlantic ocean off the coast of Maine. See, we (my husband is the other part of my we, let’s call him J) decided to take a walk to a lighthouse. Only the walk was on uneven blocks of cement placed haphazardly together for just under a mile, in the middle of the ocean. A perfect walk for a cold and windy day.

It seemed like a good idea to take the small humans along with us because, of course, they are excellent and skilled walkers who never whine, not ever.

I was happy we made the trip even if all our pictures turned out about like this one and I had to sing the Alphabet song 219 times to convince to toddler to keep on going. Because as the cliché say, and I am not above being cliché, it is never about the destination, but the journey.

I welcome you to this space, to experience my blessings, joys, heartaches, disappointments, mistakes, weaknesses, and Love as I do: in the moment and then retrospectively.

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