I am an internet grandmother.
I have been putting myself online since 1998.
I have been making friends, connections and technological advancement for more than half my life.
Now, with my life in the Napa Valley, I show readers how to throw the best parties.
I grew up in the Midwest, to a mom who had been a nun for 20 years and an angry, angry father. My mom didn’t cook and my dad hated parties. I decided I’d show them.
I moved all over the country as a web designer in the internet’s early days. Following my heart, I settled in the Napa Valley six years ago. My programmer/musician husband and I have a lot of fun with our two daughters Nora Lea and Dottie (24 and 7 months old).
I co-captain my bocce team Joanie Loves Bocce.
I run my own design firm called Maplevine.
I started a national cheese tasting club called Cheesewhizzes and
I throw parties that may include Prohibition Adventures, Natty Hats, Bellini Bars or yoga sessions sponsored by Zicam.
Our whirlwind life of creativity and celebration is an inspiration for parents anywhere.
(Thanks readers, for tolerating my pitch to Project Mom for a show. You continue to put up with my ceaseless desire.)