Welcome to my blog. I thought it would be nice to share a little background on me, so you can judge more completely as you read my musings.
I’m a Long Island girl at heart, but I married a country-boy from Pennsylvania who I met at Penn State, our alma mater. We have two sons who are as different as they look. My oldest (14) is a competitive swimmer and has a buzz cut. My youngest (10) likes hockey and has a pile of curly red hair. Their differences make me the yin and yang of sports moms: I’m both a “swim mom” and a “hockey mom.”
I used to have what some would call “real” jobs at “real” companies. I’ve worked in an office and from home. I’ve had bosses and been the boss. Early in my career I publicized light bulbs, later cloud software. Now I occasionally freelance my skills as a writer and project manager. I also have a little job that’s more like a hobby and pays far less than what I would pay the average teen-aged babysitter. I teach small children to swim (yes, that is a life-saving skill).
Having children made me realize my true calling as a stay-at-home mom. Ironically, like most of us who do not report to an office every day, I’m not home all that much. Most often, you’ll find me in my car, picking up or dropping off my kids and those of my working counterparts. It’s not glamorous, but you can learn a lot about your kids, and their friends, while driving them around.
For fun I swim, I run so I can eat, and I recently took up yoga, but I’m new to the art of “Om.” I aspire to bake like my grandmother, but I’ve got a long way to go. I’ve been fortunate to do a little bit of traveling across the country and across the Atlantic, and I’m proud to say that I’ve seen a number of our country’s national parks. My favorite is Yosemite.
I’ve had only two real celebrity encounters in my lifetime. Once on a press tour, I took a road trip with George Takei, “Mr. Sulu” of Star Trek. He snores! I also met Al Roker in a fertility clinic. Fortunately for the Roker family, there were no mix-ups in the lab.
This blog is mostly for me, but hopefully you will get something from it too… please enjoy my musings.