Monday, June 30, 2008


Here's a cute photo my friend Karan sent me. Willie (far right) spent the day with her today, while Dylan began his drawing classes at the College for Creative Studies--a life drawing class. I dropped him off and chatted with the model, an older gent with tight clothing. I was thinking "OMG! This old dude is going to strip down to a Speedo and scare all the kids!" I kind of felt bad for Dylan. When I picked him up he showed me his drawing. A lovely tall slender girl in a leotard! I'm not sure what happened to the man. Anyhoo, Dylan's drawing was awesome! I'm not kidding it looked like it could be in a "How to Draw" book. He told me the teacher walked all the kids through it--step by step. She's a great teacher.


You can listen to my Growing Bolder interview at:

Sunday, June 29, 2008


July 27 @ 3PM come down to Barnes & Noble in downtown Royal Oak and meet Laurie Lindeen and me. Get books, autographs and hear us play!


Willie found out today he made the ROYSA travel soccer team! He's on the Renegades. Dylan has played premier soccer since the fourth grade but Willie played baseball for a couple of years. He gave that up and got back into soccer about two years ago. Tryouts were while we were on vacation so he had a special tryout this morning--in the rain! We are so proud of him for making the team.

Tomorrow Dylan starts his drawing classes at the College for Creative Studies. He's determined to be a animator/game designer.

Both boys got their report cards--straight A's (4.0 GPAs for both).


Congratulations to Tina from BookShipper ( She won a copy of Rock Star Mommy from Carol Moxley's blog She Lives ( Check out both of these great blogs.


The Mydols are the featured artist on MOMz ROCK THE HOUSE!


The Mydols got asked to play LIVE on WRIF from New York, New York opening for the Orbitsuns. Unfortunately, we have a conflict and can't do it, but I have to say it is such an honor to even be asked by the NUMBER 1 radio station--the HOME OF ROCK AND ROLL--to play.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


I officially am still on vacation--we're back at home after travelling through Canada. Wednesday night I went up to Gilda's Club. I have been teaching a Memoir Writing class there since January and all the girls turned in their essays. We are self-publishing a book. I am so proud of my students. They inspire me. I got home at around 8 PM and I was all hyped. I'm usually am exhausted after 9, but I stayed up until around 3 AM responding to emails. I really enjoyed the quiet and darkness.

Today I met with Shelleen McHale and Jill Martens the founders of I'll be officially joining the ChefMama team! I am really excited about this opportunity. More coming.

And one of the biggest surprises of the day was I received an email from a writer from one of my FAVORITE magazines Brain, Child. They'll be reviewing my book.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


I have really enjoyed this vacation. We have travelled all the way around the north shores of Lake Superior where water and moose are abundant and the air is cool. (Motels don't even have air-conditioning!) We saw no less than 5 rainbows and a double rainbow. AND we actually drove through a rainbow--a first! We saw where the rainbow hit the pavement on Highway 17. John and I were amazed. We never saw the end of a rainbow before.

Another first for me, is I had no cell phone service or Internet access for 2 days. Wow. That was hard. Somehow I managed to survive, but it was tough.

I did an interview on Monday with Growing Bolder Radio. As soon as I have a link I will post it.

Friday, June 20, 2008


We spent another wonderful day in beautiful Minnesota partying around the pool. (It's cousin Thor's sixth birhtday! Yahoo!) I managed to sneak away and do an interview for Katherine Reschke's Passion Project. I urge everyone to check out her insiprational radio show at:

Next week I am going to reveal an exciting new project I'm joining forces with and it involves one of my favorite things--FOOD! I can't wait to share who I'm working with.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Carol Moxely for her blog "She Lives".

Carol is a Christian first. She's also a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, friend, neighbor, musician, nurse, Bible study leader, student, blogger, and woman. She blogs about life and music at "She Lives". Go to:

I answered her great questions in my minivan on the trip from Rochester, MN to Minneapolis!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


I have the honor of being on Katherine Reschke's radio show this Friday. It's called the Passion Project. Katherine is a Passion Coach. "What's that?" you ask. She helps folks focus on personal, as well as professional, fulfilment through their business journey. She says:

"It all begins with the foundational belief that a more joyful life begins with living a life of passion. If you don’t absolutely love what you are doing, then you are cheating yourself out of an incredible, fulfilling life. Unfortunately, it’s entirely too easy to be sidetracked by the challenges and detours of daily life. It’s when your passions have receded into the background of your life that a Passion Coach can become your path to a better life."

You can listen to my interview live this Friday at 12:00 EST at:

Monday, June 16, 2008


The Platte River and Loon Lake.


It's nice to get away. Dylan had a soccer tournament in Petoskey. The Rampage was 1-2-0 but they played really well. We stayed at Boyne Mountain and we had a great time. We mountain biked down the slopes. It was a blast--though I wiped out! From Petoskey, we went to a resort at Sleeping Bears Dunes. Today we hiked the dunes and floated down the Platte River in a canoe and a kayak. Life is good!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Today I had the honor of being interviewed by Certified Life Coach Lisa Fredette on her internet radio show Living Passionately. You can listen to the interview in its entirety at

To find out more about Lisa visit

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Wow! It was a crazy weekend. Ohio Bike Week, a wedding, a graduation...more work on the new patio. AND! On Friday my story for Skirt Magazine (and a check) arrived in the mail. You can read my story here:

I also was on Weekend America. If you missed the broadcast you can listen to it here:

This afternoon I am doing a photo shoot for Strut Magazine and I am going to follow up with the ediotor for the Michigan Catholic.

Monday, June 9, 2008


Here's Dylan in his tux for his LAST performance in the Royal Oak High School concert band. He's giving up his trombone and taking guitar lessons in 10th grade (ROHS offers a class). He has been first chair since the 7th grade. We are very proud of him.


The Mydols played at Ohio Bike Week in Sandusky, OH on Friday June 6. Here's the view from the stage.


My first story in Skirt! magazine--a NATIONAL magazine. I'll post to when I get a chance.

Friday, June 6, 2008


This photo is from 1999--the last season at Tiger Stadium. That's NPR Whitehouse correspont Don Gonyea in the middle of the back row.
Yesterday afternoon I did a really special interview for American Public Media's "Weekend Edition. I talked about the Tiger Stadium Fan Club's nearly 10 year struggle to save the historic ballpark. It was really emotional for me. It airs this weekend.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


I got a phone call from Weekend America today. I am going to be interviewed for a story that will air this weekend. They'll be calling me tomorrow. More details coming...


The Mydols' cool lead singer, Miss Kara Mydol, asked me to take her niece's graduation picture and whip up a warhol-esque portrait. Don't you think this girl has AMAZING eyes?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


I have been very busy. We are installing a new patio in our back yard (it's almost done) and I have been working on a bunch of side projects for friends. I'm involved in the design for "Face Art and Tattoos" (that's a biz card I did for them), "Momz Rock the House" (web design) and "Chef Mama" (web design).

Keep posted. These projects are all in the works and should be up and running soon!