I have asked friend, author, and fellow Anita Factory member, Pat, the following two questions: What inspires you? Watching people giving their utmost to make a difference in others’ lives. The weekend Free Press highlighted Grant Park high school students, living with cognitive and physical disabilities, preparing for their January performance, The Little Mermaid. These… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Pat Trottier
Diving right in to getting to know my fellow Anitas (& Anito!) better, I asked long time Anita Factor member, Christina, the following two questions: You're a new addition to a box of crayons. What colour would you be and why? [I would be] a deep tomato red. I love the intensity and vibrancy of… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Christina Albig
Award-winning author, Jodi Carmichael, is a fellow founding member of the Anita Factor writing group. She was the first of our group (with the members at the time) to be published with her middle grade novel, Spaghetti is Not a Finger Food (and other life lessons). We were all so excited for her! Jodi is… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Jodi Carmichael
Christina and I have known each other a long time. We were both members of the Vast Imaginations writing group, prior to the formation of the Anita Factor. Christina is one of the most creative people I know, not only does she have excellent story ideas, but she's creative in everything in her life -… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Christina Albig
Pat is a fellow founding member of the Anita Factor writing group. Since we've met, she has retired from a teaching career, but her passion for children and learning is evident in her retired life. Pat is non-stop go - her energy is inspiring! Being one of the most positive people I know, with Pat,… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Pat Trottier
My three boys had an ugly Christmas sweater cookie decorating afternoon. I think they enjoyed this way more than the gingerbread houses of prior years.
I'm a busy person, looking after a busy family. With eight people and seven four-legged creatures living under one roof, it makes for chaos at the best of times. Try planning dinner -- who's here? who's working? what time is each person home? What activities are we rushing to? Did I make enough? ... Nope… Continue reading Living Ideology – Fitting in Self-Care