It’s a New Day

Wow! It has been a long time.

Mom making homemade ravioli.

Just after I published my interview with Laura Fortino in 2016, life took a wide left turn. A week after that post, my mom was in surgery for what turned out to be a Stage 4 Glioblastoma. That was the beginning of a long hiatus to care for my Mom and then, ultimately care for her Estate.

My mom loved spring. It was her favorite season, and she held on until the First Day of Spring 2017. So it is both bittersweet and hopeful that on the anniversary of that transition, I return to the Reading Tub with a renewed passion for literacy.

Soon, I will unveil the new Reading Tub. The Family Literacy Integration Project (FLIP) is about ready for its world debut. To say I’m excited is an understatement. As I’ve written before, my Mom wasn’t a reader. She was a cook, gardener, beloved Grandma, seamstress, volunteer, and just all ’round amazing person.

Mom loved the work we do and often sent me emails about something she’d seen on television or a book for kids she’d heard being recommended. Part of her legacy to me is the implementation of FLIP.

I look forward to sharing more with you in the coming weeks. For now, it feels good to be home.