Here is my Business Blog: http://cateritsimple.blogspot.com/
After 30 years in the wedding cake and catering business, I retired at the age of 51 and enrolled at IUPUI to obtain a history teaching degree. It's been 20-25 years since I've been a student in a classroom, although I've been on the teaching side of it a number of times in my Corporate America positions throughout the years.
I've been involved in the school systems through mentor programs, Junior Achievement and speaking to various classes on Indiana History. As a volunteer with my hometown tourism bureau, I learned quite a bit about local history; the kind of stories and drama that are just not found in textbooks
My "15 Minutes of Fame" was in 1991 when at the age of 32, I won a "Mrs" Beauty Pageant. It's ok to laugh at the "big hair" look, but it worked for me back then!
I'm also a professional writer. I write a monthly column for a cake decorating magazine that is distributed worldwide, along with onesy-twosy articles for various other publications here and there. My business blog articles have been reprinted in other wedding vendors blogs across the country.
I've been married 22 years to my soul mate, who does stand-up comedy on the side. We have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren. Two of my children are former military. Eldest daughter served in the Army in Korea in a medical position. My only son served two tours of Iraq as a Marine Sergeant and was awarded the Purple Heart and a second medal for bravery when his vehicle ran over a land mine, and he "disregarded his own wounds to take care of his severely wounded commander" and protected his platoon until reinforcements could arrive to evacuate them. Yes, I'm a very proud mom!
History is my passion and I have a problem understanding how people find history boring. My theory is they were taught wrong. Yes, history can be boring if all you are taught are dates and events. History is full of passion and drama and adventure and stories that have formed our society, our lives and our culture. History illustrates the baby steps we took to get where we are today. It is exciting and entertaining! I hope to bring some of that passion into my teaching style to help students understand the facts AND the fascination!
"To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man's character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours" ........ Mark Twain