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In Spirit & On PURPOSE

I’m a 42 year old writer, living an amazing Sonoma County, California lifestyle, that I far too often take for granted. Lover of food, wine and family, sometimes in that order. Self-employed mama of 5 … 2 I birthed, 3 I was gifted through a marriage that didn’t work. On this blog I will share with you the adventurous belly laughs and abundant crocodile tears that come with raising a blended family. I’ll highlight the thrills and shrills of co-owning a successful franchise small business (did I mention it’s with the ex-husband?). I’ll even share a thing or two about my newest passion- Public Speaking. Whoa! How do I cope? Food! I’m a foodie who loves to cook, so I will occasionally throw in a phenomenal recipe that makes all the craziness of this life worth it.

This is how I live… In Spirit & On PURPOSE.

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In Spirit & On PURPOSE: The Whole Enchilada…

Car Rides With Kids

As of mom of two kids that need constant schlepping around, I spend a lot of time in the car with them. Years ago, when they started being [...]

Mama Pushed Me To Not Be Scared

My Mama Circa 1985 Friends. Please allow me a moment to make a brief tribute to my mama. I thought of her recently as I was barreling through yet [...]

Sweet and Savory: Zucchini Recipes To Die For

If your garden is in full swing this year in Northern California, you likely have zucchini galore! A little zucchini here and there in recipes is fantastic, but [...]

Ginger Rage Mom Attempts to Teach Her Children the Most Necessary Skill to Succeed in Life

My poor children. They are my inspiration in many lessons I both learn and teach. Recently, getting them to do their chores is not as easy as it [...]


Rock Cod TacosTaco Tuesday is pretty much a mandatory weekly dinner in my household. But since I don't like the same 'ole tacos every week, I try to [...]

Happy 1st Year Blog-a-versary “In Spirit and On Purpose”

In those beginning days, I was camera shy to say the least.Do you want to know how to take the most intimate, vulnerable pieces of yourself and expose [...]

Table for One, Please

Have you ever been eating dinner with your family or significant other and looked around the room just taking in the atmosphere and caught a glance of the [...]

Is there an Art to Managing the Franchisee/ Franchisor Relationship?

I'm thrilled to be one of the featured contributors to Franchising World Magazine! In this article I discuss the Art of Managing the Franchisee/Franchisor Relationship for Success. I [...]

A Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I am thrilled to be nominated for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award!  The award asks us to honor and learn more about the person behind the blog. In [...]

In Spirit & On Purpose

So what’s with the name?

Those who know me best, know that I sign off letters and emails with the salutation, “In Spirit & On Purpose”. I developed this daily reminder mantra a decade ago when two things happened within a short time in my life…