Back to School Series, Part 1 – Addressing Differences

Back to schoolIt’s hard to believe the beginning of the school year is right around the corner.  With that in mind, I hope to get you thinking about ways you can better prepare your kids for the transition back to life in the classroom.

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Book Reading and Signing on September 20, 2013

StarbucksFlierTopPlease join us from 4:00 – 6:00P as Local Southern California author, entrepreneur and mother, Renee Carter, reads and signs the second book from her inspirational My World Friends Series. Continue reading

Back to School Series, Part 3 – Let’s Talk About Responsibility

iStock_000009781215XSmallAs we prepare to send our children back to school, another excellent conversation to have with them is on Responsibility.

It’s clear that depending on age, responsibilities and our expectations of such will vary. Continue reading

Back to School Series, Part 2 Let’s Talk About Empathy (2 of 2)

iStock_000003283930XSmallIn last Friday’s post, I began on the topic of Empathy.  Let’s continue the dialouge…

Back in April, I read an article in Forbes magazine titled “8
Ways to Cultivate Empathy in Kids”.
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Vacation Reads for Adults

Life is a BeachIt’s hard to believe that summer is half over!  There are so many things I love about summer, but one of my favorite guilty summertime pleasures is reading! Continue reading


iStock_000021122207XSmallWho inspires you?  In today’s technologically advanced world, it’s easy to “follow” people that you like and admire.  When I look at the long list of people that interest and intrigue me, it’s clear that there’s a common thread… they all inspire me! Continue reading

Summer Reading

iStock_000010234350XSmallNo matter what school you’re kids attend or what grade they’ll be entering in the fall, there is always recommended summer reading.  Some kids love to read and would rather be reading than swimming, Continue reading

There Are No Shortcuts!

iStock_000014715682XSmallRecently, I did a book reading and signing at Nordstrom, South Coast Plaza. What a wonderful opportunity and a very fun afternoon!  Every time I have the occasion to do a reading/signing I try to make it work, as I get so much joy from spending time with the young children who are inevitably present. Continue reading

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Heart the houseIn honor of the brave citizens of Moore, Oklahoma, and its surrounding areas, and in honor of those that lost their lives in the devastating tornado, please pray, send positive thoughts and assist in any way possible. Our hearts go out to all the families impacted.

When we talk about these tragedies, the conversation inevitably leads to “why would you live there” or “why would you rebuild in a place where this happens so Continue reading