I have dedicated my life to my family, building a career, improving my community and helping to empower those in need.
As a Community Leader, whether in my roles as Board Member, Mental Health Advocate, National Block Parent Co-Chair or Educator, my focus has consistently been on the betterment of conditions for children and their families.
As a Mother, I have always been inspired by the innocence and wonder with which kids view their surroundings. I loved to watch the world as it burst through the eyes of my own children, and started to write poems and stories that captured the magic of those moments and memories.
I had recently co-authored my 1st book, Uncharted Corners of Consciousness
(a Guidebook for Personal and Spiritual Growth), and was beginning to understand the power of my children’s poetry, when my own universe expanded. I became Grandma to Isaiah, Benjamin, Owen, Jonah, Maya, Ava, and Evan: These Marvelous Muses provide the inspiration for these collections. The poems were written for them - and reflect our treasured times together. They are my Magnificent 7 - they stretch my heart and tickle my creativity.
I am a lover of life, and endeavor to inspire kids and parents alike to enjoy communicating with each other in fun and creative ways. After writing hundreds of poems, I had many thematically linked collections: Feelings, Pretending, Creepy Crawlies, Animals and Environment. Whether Dinosaurs or Snails, Raccoons or Butterflies, all my characters are sparked by the everyday experiences of the very young – and the young at heart.
And then.... along came ‘Magnificent Mimi’.
Now as a grandmother, I found myself experiencing my poems more as stories: happenings seen through the eyes of this confident, adventurous, inquisitive and loving young girl. Magnificent Mimi quickly blossomed into the proud personification and loving combination of all of these little humans I hold so dear. Mimi believes that the voices of children are important, and need to be heard, respected and amplified.
Let Mimi leads us through her Limitless World of Wonder and Magic - inspiring young girls and boys: encouraging them to ask their own questions, have great life experiences and adventures – and become ‘Magnificent’ in their own, unique ways.
These works are dedicated to my playful husband Bob, my three loving children: Cathy, Michael and Heather, their devoted partners: Rob, Lissa and Josh, and my seven inspirational grandchildren.
Gratitude to Nancy Weisler, Collaborator, and Joe Brooks, Illustrator and Creative Director - without whom Mimi would have remained a one-dimensional character, living within the notes of my journal..
Written with affection and adoration to all children - and for those who love them absolutely and unconditionally.