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Why Instagram is a GREAT Choice for Engagement

I started to be a shutterbug in 1967 – the year my parents took us to Disneyland. I must have snapped every photo on my roll of 24 within minutes of arriving to the gates where Mickey Mouse stood! (The image below is one of SPACE MOUNTAIN before we realized it was not an educational ride!) Since then I have snapped THOUSANDS of photos including countless pics of places I have visited. Which is why when Instagram, a photo driven social media site that depends on engagement, became all the rage and I quickly became – “an early adopter”.


YES, I am guilty. I changed my mind – AGAIN!
I have tried THREE different newsletter services, only to realize that the most efficient way to disseminate information about SIGNING FAMILIES, the 411 VOICES network (including my radio show) and more was via my WORDPRESS blog!

YES, I promise to make sure that the content is equally, if not MORE GROOVY, than what was in my prior newsletters!
HOW TO GET this GROOVY INFORMATION? Simply go to my sidebar on this blog and complete the FOLLOW THIS BLOG BY EMAIL or if you use WORDPRESS you can opt to press the FOLLOW button!


Happy Spring everyone! I have been receiving a lot of requests for some of my previous blogs to be “re-blogged” on different sites. I thought that I would take an opportunity to THANK all of the people who have stopped by to read my musings, share with others and leave positive and constructive comments.

In case you are curious.. here are the “the ten most requested blogs/ topics” from the past three years when I started routinely blogging. They are not listed in any certain order AFTER Map Skills which by far won the “race”. Also, this list is fluid.. in a few weeks it all can change

#1- MAP SKILLS I guess my frustration over people not having “common sense” and the use of a google image (gave credit) helped bring this one to the top of the list.

#2 Wisdom from Christopher Robin for Parents of College Freshman This blog has been requested time and time again. It is not my favorite personal blog but reflects the power of SEO (Site Engine Optimization) as Winnie the Pooh still has a strong fan base and people searching “Christopher Robin” stumble upon my blog! I’ll take it!

#3 Are YOU on a trip to Holland? Of all the blogs I have ever posted this is by far the most personal one regarding my son and his premature birth. My most requested blog which resonates with parents who also have unexpected challenges with the birth of their child.

#4 Hello, now GO AWAY! I decided that I couldn’t keep silent about my cancer of the thyroid. I wanted to be in an empowered role and educate others. I wrote a series of articles regarding my thyroid cancer, my experience with the surgery, post surgery and even hanging out with Top Doc and Junior Docs at Hopkins Hospital. For the most part I tried to keep it “light”.. This was the first one and again, most requested. To read the related blogs click here: CANCER


Blogs that make me smile and think….

I read a lot of blogs.  Not just one or two, but a whole bunch.  Many are for professional reasons, such as on education. Others are just for the “heck of it”.  Recently, I have come across a number of blogs that make me smile and think “out of the box”.  There is something about…


This year scores of children will hear the school bell ring signaling the end of another school year and the beginning of summer camp season!  While the kids are dreaming of long days with friends playing and having all night fun in their bunks, their parents will be busily preparing their summer wardrobe trunks with…

When Did RUDE Behavior Become Acceptable?

I have heard more people complain about the rudeness of others in the last week than I can ever remember (And unfortunately have been an eyewitness to my share!) People who won’t move out of the way for a mother with a baby stroller, another who wouldn’t open a door for an elderly man, and…

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