I was born and raised in Southern California. If you’re wondering…yes, I say “dude” and “like” a lot, I map driving directions based on travel time rather than distance, I will never pass up having In-N-Out, and I drive a Jeep. I’m pretty Californian for the most part.
As an avid learner, I earned my Doctorate degree in Education and spent several years in Social Work helping foster youth and homeless veterans. I enjoy traveling with my family and exploring new activities. Raised a Chicago sports fan, I frequent baseball and hockey games when my teams are in town and I also try to catch some rugby when I can. My hair color changes frequently, but my love for the Chicago style pizza doesn’t (my dad is from Chicago if you’re still wondering about the Chicago interests). I thrive on knowing the most random of facts and utilize them to make small talk when I can.
I currently live in the Bay Area with my amazing teenage children, my fabulous boyfriend Matt, and our cuddle beast Husky, Echo.
This is probably one of the best books we read in the last couple of months. And I’m not just saying that because of the main character being a dinosaur, the kids being very diverse, the rhymes flowing beautifully, or the illustrations being magnificent. What we loved most in fact was how the main character and the other kids in the book underwent a significant personal development that was visualised in the book through art (Spoiler: The dino starts out as being grey = mainly invisible to others, and turned colourful towards the end = having found a true friend and recognition for who he is). Overall, a great read that I’ll recommend to my sons’ preschool and school, respectively.
Dr. Jana BroeckerAuthor and Scientist
What a positive message to send kids about overcoming pressure and worry. This book is an inspiration to children that have trouble finding courage in overwhelming moments. Max put on her mask and mustered up bravery to overcome her fears. A great book for children to read right now that are needing to wear masks! ♡
Tine Marie YoungAuthor
Pain, loss, grief, is there any one way in which people react? No.
Heather E Robyn's Group does a great job of portraying all the ways in which people can react to the loss of a loved one and the process through which each can recover. This book also delves into general mental health and red flags we can be looking for in loved ones who are going through traumatic times.
Highly recommend it!
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