May 2015 – Exclamation Points!

Tim and Patti Kaminski at the Sugar Land Food & Wine Affair’s Grand Tasting.

Tim and Patti Kaminski at the Sugar Land Food & Wine Affair’s Grand Tasting.

Mother’s Day, Milestone Birthdays  and Graduating Seniors – Oh, My!

May is my favorite month of the year.  School gets out for my kids, and we celebrate Mother’s Day along with my son’s 16th birthday – arguably my best Mother’s Day gift ever!  In this issue, we are celebrating mothers. We highlighted several Fort Bend moms, who, along with nurturing their children and families, nurture our community. See what organizations have these moms’ hearts, and if you are looking for that perfect gift for mom, check out our Mother’s Day Gift Guide on page 52.  You’re sure to find something to make mom smile.

Fort Bend resident, mom and friend Minerva Pérez is all smiles this month on our cover as she celebrates the release of her first autobiographical book I Gotta Story:  My 30 Years in TV News. A true trailblazer in television journalism, Minerva has seen it – and covered it – all throughout her career, and she shares her insight and wisdom into the world of television journalism along with some great stories.

Kassidi Kaminski – UT bound! Photo by Nesossi Studios

Kassidi Kaminski – UT bound!
Photo by Nesossi Studios

I think of May as the official kick-off to summer fun, and what’s more fun than a family road trip?  Yes, I know, the thought of packing up the kids and heading out to parts unknown in a confined space may seem daunting, but a family road trip can make for some good times that the kids will remember for years to come.  Read about Christopher Hill’s family road trip on page 24. He survived, so hope springs eternal!

This May also brings to our family another type of senior – a senior in high school. Kassidi graduates this month, so there will be a mother’s tears as she embarks on a new stage of her life at the University of Texas in Austin. Kassidi has often said if there was one person in the world – past or present – she could meet, it would be Walt Disney.  So for her and all of our graduating seniors, I encourage them to take Walt’s advice:  “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Happy graduation to our seniors, and happy Mother’s Day to all of our Fort Bend moms!

Stay focused!