Now Get to Work

The celebration is over, the hats are away with the noisemakers for next year and the beginning of 2015 has begun. We drank, we ate, we sang, we drank more, and then kissed at midnight. For us, there were fireworks outside the restaurant we dined at and it was the ending of a lovely evening. Today, we move a bit slow, but are …

Special Donations

I recently received two gifts from the the group of authors that all joined together to be superhero in our newest book, The Crusaders. Although the 6 of us have never met we are friends and bound together in a very special way. I am so very touched by their thoughtfulness to take the time to think of me and …

Kids and Their Pets

Every child deserves a pet or so I believe. Each one of us has a natural ability to love something and I feel by having some kind of pet to care for and love as a child, it will only be beneficial when we grow older. When a child is ill, a pet can be what keeps them going and …

My Evening of Inspiration

Each year, for the past 6 years, I have a big fundraising event. It began with trying to spread the word about my book and has since turned into a time to raise money for CHOP, promote my bookS, and celebrate all that The Foundation has done! I gather friends, family, and anyone who wants to know about what my foundation …

Turning 25!

My son’s girlfriend recently turned 25. I did not really think too much of it until she said, “OMG I am going to be a quarter of a century!” That comment took me back to a couple of years ago, more than just a couple honestly, when I was turning 25. It felt ancient and weird that I was that “old.” Could I …

My Sons Band

My son, although not living in New Jersey full time, still gets together with his band when they are all home. They practice and play just like they used to back when. The band, Why Not, has a different sound and many, many followers, mostly friends and friends of friends, who gather any place the band is performing. It seems …

A Salute to the Past

November 2014   Dear Old Friends of Timmy’s Regatta:   After 5 years of running my own foundation and helping children who are patients at CHOP by donating funds to make their stays more comfortable, the Evening of Inspiration would like to invite everyone who was involved in Timmy’s Regatta Auction to “COME OUT TO SALUTE YOUR WORK.” Come out …