Chapter 3 – Your cool circle of friends will help you get through school

Making friends at St. Mary's Elementary School was easy. It just came natural to me. I think it helped that I was always a part of the "in" crowd. The "in" crowd in my class throughout my six years at St. Mary's consisted of five people - my best friend Sharon Miller, Tracy Dawson, Rob…

Chapter 2 – Childhood memories sustain you for a lifetime

There were three bedrooms in our home on Sassafras Drive. My parents were in one room, my brother had his own and the rest of us girls were in one room with double bunk beds. I didn't think twice about sharing a room with my three sisters. It was so fun. At the time, I…

Chapter I – Why I wrote a book for my nieces

Growing up as the oldest of five was a big responsibility for me. I can't count how many times my parents told me, "be a good example for your siblings." Over and over, I would want to do something bad, but then I would remember in my head what about Amy, Tony, Kelly and Mary?ย …