Every mom harbors hopes and dreams so am delighted to bring you an issue in which hopes are realized and dreams come true. That has been very true for Kate Stone Lombardi…a few years ago, Kate mentioned to me that she was writing a book about mothers and sons, and would I be interested in filling out her online survey? I was delighted to share thoughts about raising a son, and looked forward to her book. Well, it’s out now, with Kate basking in glowing reviews, including my own! The talented Melani Lust captured our cover girl during a fun, springtime shoot.
For Andrea Klausner, participating in a volunteer medical mission to Haiti was a dream come true and with that experience came profound life lessons. Sarah Ellen Berman profiles Susan Carpenter, whose dream of becoming town supervisor has been realized, and also Lyndall Boal, a beloved social worker in the school district, who retires soon with many hopes fulfilled.
Seven busy, mom biz owners found time to send along their hopes and dreams which appear in Words and Wisdom from our Sponsors. We’re also proud to spotlight two Chappaqua mom “Rock” stars and sponsors, Marjorie Troob and Tanya Tochner. Check out book excerpts too from four mom authors– Elinor Griffith, Jane Genende, Dr. Alyssa Dweck and Nancy Shenker– whose writings convey hopes and dreams in multiple arenas.
Parents of children with special needs have the same hopes and dreams as any parents…for their children to grow up healthy and happy. The Devereux Learning Center in Millwood, as Jean Sheff reports, is an exceptionally valued resource toward that end. At Jodi’s Gym, as Michael Kohn reports, a gymnastics class has been formed for kids on the autism spectrum too. And there’s more…a Gotta Have Arts review of Cheryl Ehrlich’s “The Cupcake Conspiracy,” for example.
Newest IC contributor Audrey Mann Cronin shows off her keen sense of humor in an Inside Thoughts essay about, of all things, coffee yogurt! Audrey also offers a first “keeping up with the Clintons” column: Leader’s Digest.
Finally, Amy Kerwin snapped away at “Cabaret,” a Music in Chappaqua show I participated in with three other Chappaqua moms and friends: Janet Angier, Stacey Boerner Cohen and Katy White. Performing inside the Tap Room at Crabtree’s Kittle House was most positively dream like. Wishing all of you a dreamy Mother’s Day.