I was born in Pennsylvania, right between the Amish Country and the coal-mining region. I moved to Massachusetts at three months old when my dad came back from the Air Force. Shortly after that we moved to Connecticut. Visiting my Pennsylvania family involved Gibbs potato chips, going to my grandmother’s bar where I got to sit on the twirly stools, put money in the jukebox and eat tootsie pops. Visits back to the Massachusetts family involved donuts, working the cash register at the family owned “Pelikans Bakery”, packaging the poppy seed bread, and sitting on Adirondack chairs by a lake…eating donuts.
I am really a Connecticut native. I love basketball and it is THE basketball capital of the world because of the UCONN Huskies! As a Connecticut native, I have been privy to dodging deer with my car, being stuck between the Red Sox and Yankee pride, and knowing someone who knows someone at any event I attend. Heck, it’s a small state.
Some other places that I called home for a very short period of time were Providence Rhode Island where I graduated from Providence College with a Bachelors of Science in Business and French. I also lived in Switzerland to study more French and eat a lot of Gruyere cheese and delicious chocolate.
Some fun facts about me:
I met my husband while in college and we have been married for over 29 years. Over these years, my work experience had ranged from pharmaceutical sales representative, Pilates instructor, community college teacher and real estate agent. My favorite job has been, and will always be, mom. I believe there is always a “new motherhood” in the offing, no matter how old your children get.
I have two adult daughters and a dog named Louie. Louie and I like to devote our time as a registered animal therapy team to assisted living, libraries, and Universities. You can usually find me walking my dog, sitting at a coffee shop, writing, conducting a Waggleview® or working hard on an upcoming book based on Louie. My writing has appeared in MidlifeBoulevard, www.motheringinthemiddle.com and my essay, “Mom-On- Demand,” appeared in the book The Zen of Midlife Mothering.
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