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Hi All, So, my computer has been hijacked by my daughter for her DJ’ing so I’ve had limited access! (She REALLY needs to get her own computer). Some exciting news for our family! We were featured in the Forks Over Knives newsletter this week. If you get a chance, head over to their sight to […]

Lazy Days of Summer 2

Hi Everyone and thanks so much for stopping by! As you’ve noticed, I haven’t been able to log on lately as my computer has been hijacked by my oldest daughter working on her final college papers and DJ work. Now that summer is here, I can finally use my computer without a time limit or […]

Kudos to Howling Wolf Productions!

Finding courage to not hide who you truly are can be a challenge in today’s society, especially as a kid. But what do you do when you’re an adult whose grown up with a learning disability? You become a Hollywood Director, actor and advocate for the learning disabled! I came across Aaron Wolf on my […]

Talent Showcase Peter Thaddeus

Hi and welcome! I haven’t posted in quite a while any talent and when I came across this artist’s work in our local library, I was blown away by his work. His name is Peter Thaddeus and he’s an acrylic painter. His paintings sweep you away to a land of fantastical beings. The vibrant colors […]

Raising a Hopeful Future

So as many of you may know, I have 6 kids and they are quite musically talented (none of which came from me!). After recent posting’s on instagram, Twitter an Facebook, I’ve had countless number of people tell me “you should write a book”, basically on what we’re doing to raise 6 kids, recent change […]

Spring Break Fun!!!!

Today started the beginning of Spring Break. We are all a bit excited here because we have a fun week ahead! My kids band Summer Monkeys will be doing a mini tour up in Minnesota, playing at Mall of America, a coffee-house and ending at Barnes and Noble in Har Mar Mall in Roseville, MN. […]

Thank you Madison Middle School! 2

So, today I got to return to a school that is near and dear to my heart, Madison Middle School in Naperville, Illinois. A few years back, I worked as a classroom nurse in the special education room. I had the honor of working with some AMAZING people. The teachers, students, librarian, etc. are all […]

Alyssa Alvin Foundation-Making A Difference

Can one person make a difference? I’ve met someone who has. Yoli Alvin is the mom of Alyssa Alvin who passed away a couple of years ago after her long battle with leukemia. Alyssa was a talented artist, musician and overall beautiful human being. After her battle with leukemia was lost, Alyssa’s mom wanted to […]