Local Personality BloggerRiley Children’s Foundation, Trisha Shepherd
Blind Love, Behind the Scenes
February 28, 2014 | 12:53 PM
Driving home from a play rehearsal the other night (for Les Miserables at the Civic Theatre!) I found myself listening to a rough, raw recording of our cast running through one of the big production numbers
...a "Memory" that may give your marriage 9 lives
February 13, 2014 | 06:42 PM
Three thoughts raced through my mind as I watched the troupe of ferocious feline dancers fly through the air in the production of Cats at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre:
-If humans are capable of moving
"I Made You Dinner"
Why my kid's act of kindness left me so speechless
January 29, 2014 | 08:56 PM
It wasn't so much the contents of my surprise dinner tonight that got to me. It was the words my 8-year-old chose when she answered my incredulous look of gratitude.
While I was changing out of my work
Don't Look Back, Don't Look Ahead
My promise for the New Year
January 01, 2014 | 11:41 AM
This evening, I will spend plenty of time looking back at 2013 and looking ahead to 2014, as my husband and I carry out our New Year's Day tradition.
Since Ian is a musician he almost always has a gig
December 29, 2013 | 02:56 PM
If I had to pick one symbol of what cracks me up most about grandparents, it would be this gift my kids received for Christmas.
It's not only a candy jar, stuffed full of sweet, sticky, colorful
Keeping the magic alive for our last believer
December 15, 2013 | 05:20 PM
She had tears in her eyes when she insisted I tell her the truth today.
"Is Santa real? I really, really, really want to know the truth."
Her little sister is smitten with any guy with a white beard
and other things I'm thankful for
November 20, 2013 | 06:56 AM
It's the time of year to count your blessings. It's not so hard to remember to be thankful for the big things, especially now that I work for a children's hospital. Every night when I tuck my kids into
4 survival tips
October 22, 2013 | 04:45 PM
When your kids get a week off, but you don't, what do you do?
Our school district is one of many in the Indy area that has adapted its calendar this year, so our kids were off all of last week.
Beyond the Barricade
A Kid in her Castle on a Cloud
October 08, 2013 | 08:50 PM
The first time I saw a Chicago production of Les Miserables, I was a kid in a candy store. I hung on each note, bought the Broadway soundtrack, obsessed over the piano score and sang those torch songs