I was born and raised in Iowa, but left long enough to know that this is truly "home" to me. I'm the mom of three kids (including a set of twins). Honestly, I'm not really sure what I did before they came along as life these days pretty much revolves around them. When it doesn't, I love to write, travel (beach locales are a favorite), eat great food, attend the theater, ballet, opera (basically ALL performing arts), read (all genres welcome), consignment shop and spend time with good friends. I'm a pretty positive person and look at each day as another reason to be thankful for all I that I have in life.