Mesothelioma Awareness Day – Heather’s Story

Mesothelioma Awareness Day- September 26, 2013

Heather Von St James, “Courageous Mother, Wife and Survivor of Mesothelioma” contacted me and ask that I join her in spreading hope and being a voice for the victims  of mesothelioma. After a little research, I said of course. Check out Heather’s story here and here.  I hope you join us!


Summer 2013!

Summer 2013 is over. But here in Miami its almost impossible to tell one season from the next, they all feel like Summer! So, here at my house this Summer as been wonderfully busy and full of surprises!

This year my baby girl said good bye to fourth grade. We have this tradition at the end of every school year where we release a balloon in the air as a symbol to mark the end of that school year and to announce the beginning of Summer vacation!



This Summer Sundari attend Miami Children’s Theater where she played the Pink Fairy- Flora in Sleeping Beauty and she play Grace in Annie!

Sundari as Flora and Grace

 Broadway, here she comes!

Now my oldest daughter Jeannie turned 17 over the Summer, took her graduation pics and got her first job!

JEANNIE SUMMERIsnt she beautiful?   Boy, she’s growing up fast!! Did I mention she is an excellent dancer, one of the best in her school!!

Summer goes so fast and so do our kids. Before you know it they’ll be grown and gone but for now they are in their rooms safe and sound enjoying their Labor Day vacation.  I have to remind myself to breathe in every moment!

“A doctor, an agent and a politician walk into a bar…”

Brian Williams interviews brothers  Ari Emanuel, agent,  Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago, and Ezekiel Emanuel, a bioethicist.  Regardless of whether you agree or believe as they do, parents dream of this kind of successful for their children but most importantly dream that our children live their dreams and live up to their potential.

A Week of Parenting!

The theme of this week’s posts is parenting. As a mother of a 26 year son, 16 & 9 year daughters, 10 month old grandson, stepmother of two, and as a daughter who no longer has a mother, I have learned that parenting is …hard, rewarding, frustration, confusing, it is the best, the worst, its filled with love,  concern, anger, marvel, surprises, happiness, sadness, disappointment, greatness, anxiousness, laughter, tears, applause, hugs, tissue, disaster, A’s, F’s ,screaming, singing,clapping,  fevers, heartache, toothaches, stomachaches, vomit, broken bones, pampers, pacifiers, braces, glasses, haircuts, makeup, lies, boyfriends, girlfriends, best friends, celebrations, firsts, lasts, dogs, cats, bikes, cars, appointments, conferences, prayers, lessons, ribbons, trophies, teachers, doctors, coaches, texts, facebook, dates, cell phones, yes’, NO’s!..ETC, ETC.  and I would have it any other way!
How do you describe it?