Merry Christmas

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.  May the Light of Christ shine brightly in your heart and home.  May you be surrounded by the love of family and friends.  And may the days be easy for you and their burden light.  See you again in 2015.


Local Craft Fair this Saturday and Sunday


I’m happy to announce my next Author read and book signing will be as a part of the St Elizabeth Seton’s Craft Fair this Saturday, Dec 6, from 6- 8:00 pm.  Please come and bring your kids to have fun as we read “Adventures at Kiddie Land” together.

The event runs two days, although I will be there only on Saturday.  December 6th: 6pm-8:30pm December 7th: 12:30pm-4:30pm Location: St Elizabeth Seton Parish Great Hall, 2220 Lisson Road, Naperville (just east of Naper Blvd on 87th St).

It’s a great way to do some Christmas shopping and support local crafters and authors from greater Chicagoland.  Come on over!

-Auntie Mimi : )

You can do it!

Just a word of encouragement for this week.  You CAN do it.

You can help your child learn to read.   It’s like any other thing. Consider this:

Whatever you’re working on, dreaming of, preparing for, keep going!   If God has placed the desire in your heart, He has also given you the talent you need to accomplish it.  Keep working toward your goal, pray and trust.  Yet, sometimes reaching our goal takes more than what we do on our own.  That’s why He places us in communities.  Our families, friends, neighbors, teachers, and even others we don’t yet know can be a source of strength and encouragement.

And sometimes, what we are working toward takes longer than we expect.  In those times, keep your chin up, take a deep breath, rest when needed, and press on toward the goal.  Often our goals come about by taking baby steps in the right direction.  Think back on when you learned to read.  You didn’t just practice one day and then know how to do it.  There are many rules of spelling and pronunciation you had to learn, not to mention the exceptions to the rules!  So, give yourself time, and a little credit for accomplishing the small steps along the way.  Celebrate the victories!  Be patient and don’t lose hope.  And keep going!