Crazy Weather

We have enough on our plates every day with family issues and responsibilities, especially when you have an ill child or family member. With all we have to do, when the weather controls us it can put a damper on our week. Today, we are only experiencing heavy rain, which here on the East Coast seems kind of minor after …

Thank Yous

Nothing makes you feel better that the two simple words, thank you. Recently, we had a major fundraiser and were able to gift out 210 of my books to various charitable organizations. Although I do not expect a formal thank you, it was really nice to receive a few with deep appreciation of our gifts. Both Ronald McDonald Houses in …

Missing My Home

I have spoken about being away recently and as much as I love travel and meeting new people, having new experiences, there is no place like home. I am not certain what it is about my own bed, my own kitchen, my own washer and dryer, but it humbles me to talk about it. When we lost everything on our …

Easter and Passover

It does not matter what holiday you celebrate or how you pray, but being with family and close friends is key to completing any holiday. For us, we have such a spread-out mixed bunch of people with crazy work schedules, but we always manage to make things work. Even when someone is ill, making the family thing work is so …

Traveling with an Ill Child

I recently returned from a road trip with my hubby and puppy. It was a very long drive from New Jersey to Florida, but we made an event out of it and even enjoyed our hotels on the road. Since we had a little stay in Florida, it was worth having our car and our dog with us. During the …

Loving Travel

Whether you have the money to travel or not, everyone should try to do it at some point of their lives. It can be extravagant, or simple, long or even a day, but everyone should experience it. Do not wait until it is too late and you are ill, unable to go, or even unwilling. Experiencing new things, meeting people …

Visiting the RMH of South Jersey

Several times a year, I bring different groups of people to cook dinner for the families at the Ronald McDonald House in Southern NJ, and this is one of my favorite things to do with my foundation! We also visit and gift books to the Philadelphia RMH but our hearts are in the Southern NJ house where we have grown …