Archive for July 2018

“My search for something different brought me here tonight”

“My search for something different brought me here tonight”
I will always love the first two books that I wrote. They definitely hold a special place in my heart, but my newest book was a gift. Fun4Babies just came from such a deep place of love for what I was doing, being an infant teacher. Then Riding Waves was a story that needed to come out... Read more »

Where is your favorite place in the world?

Where is your favorite place in the world?
July’s Blogapalooz challenge is to write about my favorite place in the world? Although my first thought was “anywhere that I am with my family,” I do have many favorite places that I enjoy going to with them and without. Although I do love being outside walking or hiking in nature, there is one place that I... Read more »

I almost forgot about my date

I almost forgot about my date
Here is another excerpt from my book Riding Waves . I hope you enjoy reading it. I say hi to Ashley’s mom as we walk into her house. I am surprised that she is home. Both of Ashley’s parents spend so much time at their restaurant that most of the time no one is home. I wonder to... Read more »
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An interview: Can you see the helpers in McAllen Texas?

An interview: Can you see the helpers in McAllen Texas?
The quote attributed to Fred Rogers about looking for the helpers in tragedies came to mind a couple of weeks ago as I discovered what Bright Horizons, the company that I have worked for since 2001, was doing. Over the years, I have helped create and redo two Bright Spaces, volunteered at the Palatine, Illinois... Read more »

Review: Chicago History Museum

Review: Chicago History Museum
After months of waiting, I finally went to the Chicago History Museum this weekend. The Special Exhibit on Race is ending so even though it was a rainy morning, my daughter, her fiancé and I went when it opened. I did enjoy the whole museum, but the exhibit on race was all that I expected and... Read more »

Review: Do I review Summerfest or Hunter Hayes?

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Summerfest started in 1968 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The great thing about this music fest is that you pay $20 for the day, and you can see all of the performers on any stage, except the headliner- that does cost extra. I went Saturday July 7th to experience the fest and to see Hunter Hayes. Although he... Read more »
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Do you ever wonder about people’s tattoos?

Do you ever wonder about people’s tattoos?
I don’t have any tattoos myself, but I have a few friends and some family members that do. Because I never had a desire to get one, I find it very interesting to understand why someone would get a tattoo and how they pick the ones that they have. I decided to interview my niece,... Read more »

When did coffee become cool?

When did coffee become cool?
Lattes, cappuccinos, expressos… So many thoughts went through my mind as I sipped on my morning coffee today. I do enjoy the taste of it, and the various coffee mugs I drink it in are fun. I also love the little jolt of energy it gives me, but when I was in my 20’s, coffee... Read more »