I am a wife, mom and now a grandmother, who lives in the western suburbs of Chicago.

New York was my home for many years  but now I have lived here for more than half of my adult life and the Midwest and Chicago are my home!

I have two adult daughters and one grandchild.

Becoming a mother changed my life many years ago and becoming a grandmother has again changed my life in ways that I never imagined.

We live in our home with three dogs...all of whom enjoy a very comfy life...laying around...running around the yard and eating.

One thing I know for sure is that I will always have  a dog...they are the best listeners and never talk back...they know when I am having a bad day and are there when I need a friend.

Prior to becoming a grandmother I worked in social work and nursing...I am a clinical social worker and a registered nurse specializing in mothers, children and  family. I have personal experience as a member of the "sandwich generation".

When my grandchild was born...I began to blog and it has been such an enjoyable experience as well as an adventure into a new world.

I have met and continue to meet many moms and grand moms and have learned so much about parenting and grandparenting in the world of social media.

Not a day goes by that I do not learn something new and interesting.

Some of my hobbies include, cooking, art, writing and exploring Chicago...I also love photography and carry a camera with me most of the time!

Blogging started as a hobby and place to share my own experiences, thoughts and opinions but it has become a place where I also go to learn and share with "virtual friends" from all over the globe!