Sunday, May 25, 2014


I am sure I have heard every parent say at one time or another "it's not easy being a parent". when do we ever stop taking responsibility for our children? I know that we can't be responsible for everything they do and certainly when they are adults it is hard to bear that burden.  But lately, I have been feeling bad about some things my son has or has not done, and while he is an adult, I feel bad as a parent, because I didn't raise him that way.  I didn't teach him some of his behavior but it had to come from his upbringing right? My son is not a bad person by any stretch of the imagination, and I am very proud of what he has made of himself, but I am disappointed in some of the ways he has dealt with some things and I feel responsible because I didn't do a good enough job in teaching him. I am sure that some of these things are trivial to others, and the way young people do things these days are totally different than the way we would have done something at that age, but it makes me stop and think about parenting and how little things really can make a difference.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Chicken Soup

Many of you have purchased this book and I appreciate it!  All royalties for this book are going to the Alzheimer's Association.  Since its release on April 22nd, the book rose to number 16 on Amazon's book list.  In fact, Amazon ran out of books and the book has been sent for a second printing already.  I have heard from many of you about some of the stories in the book.  I haven't made it all the way through the book yet, but I was surprised at how much I learned from the book.  One lady emailed me that she bought 10 copies of it.  It can also be found at Barnes and Noble, and someone also told me they downloaded it as an e-book, but I haven't checked that out for myself yet.  I was honored to be one of the many people to be able to share their story in this book.  Thanks to all those that put it together.  If you like the book, please let me know.  I would love to hear from you.  Check with your local Alzheimer's Associations, too, as some may have book signings or readings where you can get your copy.