Hi, I’m Maggie Pajak.

I am the author and publisher of the illustrated children’s book,“Jellybeans Morning, Noon & Night.”

I wrote this book several years ago when my husband was deployed in Iraq.

This story was the bribe that got my son to sleep in his own bed at night. Sleep was hard to come by as it was. Having a two year old rolling around all night in your bed didn’t exactly bring a restful night either.


To me this book is more than a story about two brother’s love for jellybeans – ALL of them and their plan to get Mom to let them eat them morning noon and night. It is more than a lesson of moderation and letting your kids learn a lesson on their own.

To me it brought a few giggle filled moments with my son at the end of some very long and trying days.

It is for this reason I dedicated the book, not just to my husband and our son, but to all the troops and their kids.

I know my son and I were not alone. I was not the only parent on full-time “night-night duty missing her husband, and my son was not the only child missing his father.