Rosalie Gaziano Bio:
Phi Beta Kappa graduate of West Virginia University, Rosalie
is the mother of five successful sons—including one Rhode’s
Scholar—and grandmother to nine. She is the author of Mothers
Speak...for Love of Family, an inspirational collection of stories
about family and motherhood; It’s Your Turn, Chickadees,
a travel insight book; and Seasons & Celebrations, a Mediterranean
cookbook, written with the input of her family, which includes
experts in cardiology and fitness at Harvard.
Rosalie was selected as 2002 National Mother of the Year by American
Mothers, Inc. During her reign, she found the stories she heard
from mothers across the country as courageous and powerful. American
Mothers, Inc. agreed with her and asked her to write her latest
book. She is currently writing another cookbook concentrating
on recipes that are healthy for the heart.
As she has worked with National Symphony activities and created
a local festival, she is often asked to speak on Event Planning
as well as inspirational topics to young families, who wish to
grow together and stay together.
Being an author, and especially because of her duties as 2002
National Mother of the Year, Rosalie has achieved a high level
of media experience in print, radio, and television. She has appeared
nationally on CNN and MSNBC as well as on many regional broadcasts.
Topics Include ...
Creating a Rich Family Life
Innovative ideas for creating strong family bonds. Filled with
real-life examples from experiences from a large Italian clan
as well as stories from mothers around the country.
Balancing Family and Career
Insights from both traditional and modern families. Tips for helping
prioritize and find creative solutions for busy young families.
Celebrate the Seasons with Traditional and Healthful Foods
Based on her book, Seasons & Celebrations and years of blending
the essence of traditional holiday cooking and meaningful traditions
into our busy modern lifestyles. Cooking demonstrations possible.
Family Celebrations and Rites of Passage
Inspiration for implementing rites of passage for ever family
with examples from many cultures and religions.
The Rhode’s Scholarship may have been Won at the
Inspiration for continuing the tradition of eating together as
a family, listening and growing through problems and insights
while being nurtured.
Choosing Love Again and Again
Love is a choice, not an emotion. Clearly this is an explanation
of how families work best knowing that they must find ways to
choose love over and over if they are to survive.
Prayer—A Family’s Greatest Support
The basic human need of support through every trial and even every
joy can best be found in prayer. Praying together and praying
alone are both described with suggestions for individual practice.
Pilgrimages for Modern Seekers
Our search for meaning today and for depth can be found in walking
on holy ground. Suggestions for journeys to the sites of saints
and heroes and ways to find yourself along the way.
Mini-Breaks Beat Burn-Out
The need to take time to recharge our bodies and souls is paramount
in this stress-ridden world. Even 24 hours alone can change a
crisis into a peaceful outcome. Ideas for implementing restful
breaks with an emphasis on the value of solitude.
Innocents Abroad — Traveling with Your Family
Entertaining stories of international family travel with children,
including ideas of how to enjoy family vacations while expanding
the mind and enriching the soul.
Connecting with Family in a Disconnected World
In this transient world, families are often disconnected by distance
but can be brought together by visits, story telling, creative
projects, and even videos.
Creating Celebrations for Entire Communities
Applying the same basic formula that enriches a family gathering,
events can become community building. With examples of festive
days, musical events, and fund raising. Logistics and planning
details with tips for creating successful events.