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Riley Children’s Foundation, Trisha Shepherd

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Three things my brush with death taught me

January 25, 2015 | 05:05 PM
The girls and I were belting out "Into the Woods" tunes in the car (as usual) on our way home from ballet lessons Wednesday night. I'm pretty sure we were singing "No one is alone, truly..." when I suddenly ...more>>

Stage Flashbacks

January 09, 2015 | 06:57 PM
Just on the heels of watching my 9-year-old daughter fall in love with theatre as a Munchkin and Flying Monkey in "The Wizard of Oz" - the very same show that gave me my first big on-stage thrills - I ...more>>

My Bucket List Day

Over the Rainbow with my Munchkin

December 15, 2014 | 06:05 AM
Once in a while, you have one of those days you know you'll remember forever. I got one of those over the weekend. It hit me when I was in the stage right wing on opening night of "The Wizard of Oz" ...more>>

"Everybody was always smiling"

What I loved about "A Beef and Boards Christmas"

November 30, 2014 | 09:11 AM
I have been sipping coffee this morning, trying to figure out how articulate exactly why the annual Christmas show at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre was so delightful. My 9-year-old daughter, Clara, did ...more>>

I Am Thankful for my Fighting Kids

November 27, 2014 | 07:56 AM
Honestly, gratitude wasn't the first feeling to enter my mind when our three kids started arguing in a tightly-packed car yesterday. We hadn't even left the driveway for our long trip up I-65 on the busiest ...more>>

Four Rules that Save our Family

(AKA the Shepherd Commandments)

November 02, 2014 | 06:40 PM
It's that time of year. Life has been stuffed with good stuff. It's the busiest time for my work and for Ian's. We've had school festivals for the kids, our annual church retreat to Brown County, a twelfth ...more>>

Sunrise, Sunset

Thoughts about daughters and fiddlers

October 12, 2014 | 03:35 PM
Clara's eyes grew wide with shock when I described the concept of a "matchmaker" before taking her to see "Fiddler on the Roof" at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre last night. It was hard for my modern ...more>>

My Kind of Hero Quest

A Light Bulb/Ruby Slipper Moment

October 05, 2014 | 08:25 PM
I had a crazy "talking to the TV" moment this evening that helped me figure out the reason behind my lifelong obsession with "The Wizard of Oz." (It turns out it's about more than show tunes and ruby ...more>>

A Friendship Without Borders

September 12, 2014 | 01:43 PM
My head is still spinning from my unprecedented international adventure last weekend. This busy mama packed her bags, shut off her cell phone data and drove north of the border for a 4-day girls' weekend ...more>>

"I Can't Say No"

August 26, 2014 | 07:18 PM
I'm sure my title here is misleading, considering this is for the most part a parenting blog. I really CAN say "no" to my kids, and I do when I need to. The thing I have a harder time saying "no" to ...more>>

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