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Riley Children’s Foundation, Trisha Shepherd

Who Could Ask For Anything More?

How I escaped my own guilt trip

February 17, 2015 | 04:05 PM
Two nights ago, my husband Ian and I escaped our trio of kids for a date night at the theatre. We had some celebrating to do, and not just Valentine's Day. Exactly 16 years ago, I was looking into his ...more>>

"I love you past Japanda."

February 14, 2015 | 06:02 PM
(This entry is my Valentine to all you parents! It is an excerpt from my yet-to-be published diary-style book, written in 2010.) July 20, 2010 I love that Clara studies geography at school. Every night ...more>>

Why "Unresolved" is Better

February 07, 2015 | 11:49 AM
Once upon a time...I figured out why I turned into a bit of a chicken about writing. Almost every day, some interesting moment or observation rattles around in my head and gets my writing gears spinning. But ...more>>

Cheers! To life!

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>>

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