About + Contact
My name is Stacey Loscalzo and my husband and I live with our two daughters, Caroline and Katherine, in Ridgewood, New Jersey, a suburb of New York City. In this space, I write about my journey as a mother, a reader, a writer and a photographer in my hope to teach and inspire others.
I began writing as a painfully shy fifth grader after transferring to a new school. I learned later that one of my classmates wondered if I had teeth because I so rarely opened my mouth to speak or smile. A teacher, Mrs. Shipp, took interest in me realizing that writing might help me to find my voice. I wrote throughout school but stopped when I reached college, believing that writing was a hobby and not the path to a career. I did not begin writing again until my oldest daughter was born and I needed, as I had in fifth grade, to find my voice yet again.
In 2003, I began to scribble words in a notebook and on a screen trying to make sense of the new world I inhabited. I began blogging that year too and have been posting along the way since then. From 2003-2008, I blogged at a site I called Love Bug and Rolley, nick names for my girls.
In 2008, I knew that I wanted my blog to be more than an on-line journal. I wanted to write about my family but I also wanted to discuss books, writing, education and motherhood. And I wanted my words to matter. I wanted my words to change others and inspire them to create a family of readers and writers.
Prior to motherhood, I helped children to communicate as a speech therapist and reading specialist. While my writing finds its core in my current family life, I rely on my academic and professional experience to guide my understanding, my opinions and my advice.
I love talking to my readers!
Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org