Gwen Stefani, on the set of Access Hollywood, signs a Balsam Hill ornament to benefit Operation Smile.As the mother of three children who were born with a rare medical condition called facial paralysis, as well as other physical challenges, I know first hand the importance of a smile in a child's life and the life of their family. The smile, is, of course, the happy part. Smiles are what songs are…See More
Swimming in Lake Berry in Napa, California with my boys. So many people think of Napa as just an adult vacation but there is so many great things to do with families.This past week may have heralded the first day of spring on the calendar, but for those of us in the Northeast or Midwest or Mid Atlantic or ok, let's face it, most of the U.S., it still looks and feels like winter. For…See More
My parents doing what they loved most, cooking a good meal.Like many adult children, the older I get, the more time I spend reflecting on my parents' life and the many traditions they passed along to me and my siblings. Raised in Chicago, my parents were Italian-Americans who grew up with the same traditions that have been passed down in Italian families for generations. The Italian approach to life has been well-chronicled…See More
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I am a mother, wife, writer and former president of Lisa Lori Communications, a PR firm that I ran for 13 years. I am advocate for children and disabilities and supporting parents dealing with adversity. I received the Open Hearts Award in 2012 from the Open Heart Foundation and the Light A Fire Award from Moffly Media for my volunteer work on behalf of Operation Smile including a project called The Three Little Bears, named after her children www.operationsmile.org/bears
What is your blogging philosophy?
I write frequently about parenting, philanthropy, children, and lifestyle and travel topics. I believe you can help yourself and others to be happy by living your life with happiness triggers something I call #triggerhappiness.