I am proud to be a Jersey girl. I was born and raised near the Jersey Shore and I love it. I married my high school sweetheart in 2000 after dating for eight years. Since then our farmhouse family has grown to include two amazing sons, a puppy, and two kittens.
I attended The Richard Stockton State College of NJ (now Stockton University) where I earned bachelor of arts degrees in both education and psychology. My professional background includes six years teaching students in pre-k through high school, as well as teaching students with special needs. When our eldest turned two I decided to homeschool, and I’ve taught both boys at home for the past ten years. I am joyfully active in my local church. I have a great group of friends and an incredibly supportive and loving family.
After years of battling being overweight and hiding behind “masks” I created to protect my feelings, I underwent bariatric surgery in 2014. While losing weight and shedding the masks that hid my pain, I began to uncover and appreciate my true self.
When I am not writing for my own book or blog, you can find me enjoying a good book or dancing and listening to music. I discovered a love for writing over the past year blogging about my real life to the world.