Sharing My Story With the World

Thank you for visiting my site. I am an author of inspirational, spiritual, and family-related books.

My story began as I became an author and speaker on the following topics: entrepreneurship, raising happy children on a reasonable budget, relationships, believing in yourself, day care start-ups, effect of depression on families and book publishing. This soon led to a whirlwind schedule of television and speaking appearances and features in magazines and news publications.

I have since devoted my life to bringing smiles to senior citizens with my various projects. Please explore my experiences and insights on this site and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.

Our Family’s Story – Guideposts Magazine

Real Men. Real Dads. Real Families. Real Depression. Here is our family’s story featured as the main story in Guideposts Magazine, July issue.

Link to Guideposts story

We welcome interviews and speaking engagements. Available to travel nationwide. I am so proud of my husband who is brave enough to talk about it, and to possibly save other lives. Click the link under the picture to view story. Please share.

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Claire’s Front Porch

A place to rest, be nurtured and take a break from your daily cares. A gathering place for those seeking solace, laughter and social support.

Claire’s Front Porch provides programs for people affected by life’s challenges. All programs are provided at no cost to participants.

Donations of time, talents or contributions of any kind are always welcome.

The mission of the Claire’s Front Porch is to provide a place of hope, encouragement and kindness, where people can find emotional support, information and friendship.

Please note that the location and contact information on the brochure below has changed. Claire’s Front Porch is on hiatus as we seek a new location to host the programs.  Contact Patricia via email:

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Giving a random act of flowers

Happy Flower Day Project delivers the surprise of flowers throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania.

For the residents of Legacy Gardens Personal Care Facility in Bristol, Thursday was chugging along at its normal pace until “the famous flower lady” stopped by to bring them a random act of flowers.

As each resident, some over the age of 100, was handed a lovely bouquet of flowers free of charge, their faces lit up. Who was this stranger handing out flowers? Why was she doing it? Read the full article