# of children: 2

# of grandchildren: 3 – another due in Oct

Favorite thing to do with your kids: travel and one-on-one time.

Favorite restaurant: George’s at the Cove in La Jolla

Favorite Food:  fish tacos, Mexican

Favorite Drink:  espresso martini

Favorite TV show: Burn Notice

Favorite book: Streams in the Desert

Favorite movie: Princess Bride

Favorite Recipe: ask the chef at George’s –I don’t cook a lot any more.

Best Vacation: Zimbabwe on safari

Favorite Color:  purple/lavender

Most embarrassing moment:  lecturing in a college class, referred to lyrics in a song. I had totally misunderstood the words. Sigh

Favorite place for help:  depending on the need: Jesus, my husband, BFF (Marlynn), daughter

Favorite Mom Time TV Topic (or show):  teaching kids respect and independence

Secret for being the best mom:    Eliminate the word “best” and simply love your kids with your words and actions.

Words of advice:  Do what’s best for kids and don’t worry about upsetting them. Don’t neglect yourself.