Hi, everyone, I’m Ilene. These days I write a lot, mostly about my 18-month-old daughter’s life. She had open-heart surgery at 7 days old and people wanted updates on her condition. They wanted pictures, stories and medical information. So, I started a blog and she has a fan club. Feel free to visit us at Charlotte’s Journey Home. You’ll find that Charlotte is a typical toddler and a real hoot.
My husband rushes home each night to help put Charlotte to bed. Every Saturday he sends me away so he can spend special time with Charlotte and I can read children’s books all morning. We all feel so lucky to have each other.
Before Charlotte, I worked in marketing. And before that I taught and published as a college professor and independent scholar specializing in film, video and mass visual media. I earned my Ph.D. in Radio/TV/Film from Northwestern University and my AB in Art History and French Civilization from Brown University.
Today, I consider myself a “pre-published” author of children’s books. I also muse about life at Charlottesmom.livejournal.com, where I don’t talk about my kid, I promise (well, not much). Mostly, though, I spend my days at the playground or on the floor reading to Charlotte. Can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing!