Resister / Podcaster / Adult-Color-Book Addict
I’m craft challenged, a lousy housekeeper, a great cook, and a dedicated locavore. I blog about Montessori and write mom lit and memoir. I’m also a book publisher, editor of several parent humor anthologies, mom to a DS child, a 3-6 and 6-9 Montessori-trained teacher, a progressive podcaster and advocate, and wait, where am I? I wrote a story in elementary school about a dog whose owner died, the dog went looking for him, found his grave, and stayed there forever (in dog years). My humorous side came later in life. I spent eight glorious but broke-as-hell years in theater. I did everything but act. (You can thank me later.) I was also a program director of an award-winning underground comedy venue in San Francisco for three years, the same city I was raised in . . . all while in grad school where I got my Masters in Creative Writing. Did I mention I was also teaching in a Montessori school?
My fellow bloggers always ask me “Do you ever sleep?” for which I reply “I am really three people ” (and none of us can act). I live in Northern California with my family of three (and my pet-family of three). I like to unwind in my son’s playhouse–turned mom den–reading historical fiction, sipping ice tea, and listening to Celtic music and wind chimes.
I am happy to introduce my NEW podcast for progressive women and moms! It is a platform for Democrats, Liberals, Progressives, and left-wing Independents who were shocked at the outcome of Trump winning the election! Listen to the introductory episode (Episode 00) in which I introduce the podcast, and tell you about myself and whether my family is better off than we were eight years ago when Obama took office! Listen to the first episode (Episode 01) in which I read the first chapters in my memoir about my retired father’s opioid addiction; and listen to my second (and most popular) episode in which I tell my healthcare story including my family’s, and my thoughts on ACA and Obama Care.