Posts by Renee Skudra

Renee grew up near "big water" (Niagara Falls) and feels best when she is near the ocean with her son and Bichon Frise, Jackson, and has a few novels and a dark chocolate bar with her. She thinks the best advice to an aspiring author was a line in "Throw Momma From the Train" when Billy Crystal told his student Danny DeVito "a writer, writes." That is what she is trying to do.

My Second Mother: When Someone Steps Up Like Family Never Did

We are all blessed with two birth parents, and if we are lucky one or two of those are positive role models and on board for at least some portion of our lives. If we are really lucky, we may …