A Non-Soccer Fan’s Reflection on the World Cup

    July 11, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    I’ll be honest. I am not much of a soccer fan. There is too much running back and forth without scoring to keep my attention. It’s why I like basketball, the scores are big and the action is fast. That being said, I admire the strength and mental discipline that it takes to play soccer. […]

    Mother and Daughter Writing Partnerships

    May 30, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    Children mimic what they see their parents do. Our children pay a lot more attention to what we do than what we say. I frequently write while my daughter is around and often she joins me in her own creative pursuit. During one of our mother/daughter writing sessions, I found myself wondering how many mother/daughter […]

    The Lasting Impact of Minna Anthony Common’s Work

    May 23, 2019
    by Molly Farrell
    Please enjoy BeckyFerrigno.com’s first guest blog written by Molly Farrell! Molly is the person who introduced me to Minna Anthony Common. She is the reason the book exists at all. The Lasting Impact of Minna Anthony Common’s Work I come from an Irish American family that takes tremendous pride in its oral history.  As a […]

    Welcome to Thousand Island Park!

    May 2, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    One month until Blazing A Trail: The Minna Anthony Common Story is officially in print! I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about it! Make sure to share in the comments below if you have pre-purchased your copy of Minna’s story! Today’s blog contains our final monthly book detail reveal! I think I saved one of the best things for last.

    Three Lessons We Need to Teach the Next Generation of Strong Women

    March 21, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    I was fortunate enough to be born into a family full of strong, independent women. Raised in their image, I assumed I would have a daughter and do the same. That presumption changed the minute my dark haired offspring unexpectedly came screaming into this world. Instead of the malleable, impressionable child I expected, I am […]

    New Knowledge, New Growth

    February 28, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    On the last day of February, I would like to share a few thoughts about Black History month. I am here to implore you to read more books written by African Americans. We are missing out on a tremendous amount of history and great literature if we don’t seek these books out every month. Learning […]

    Great Books Must Be Shared!

    January 31, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    My sister Molly likes to buy my children books that teach. Books about nature and space, biographies of interesting people and ones that teach about languages, numbers, and art. Over the last five and a half years, we have collected quite a variety of books from Aunt Molly. She gets many of my daughter’s selections […]

    Raising Special Needs Children and Renovating Houses

    January 24, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    Raising a child with special needs is like spending your entire life renovating a house. Renovating a house is a huge undertaking; it can sometimes be really messy and ugly. Occasionally, your work uncovers a rare gem that would never have been discovered if you hadn’t started pulling back the layers of wallpaper in that […]

    Meet the Characters: The First Installment

    January 17, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    Welcome and thank you for stopping by! I am very excited to introduce you to Minna Anthony Common. My book Blazing A Trail: The Minna Anthony Common Story, will be available in June! Before the book arrives, I wanted to introduce everyone to a few of the main characters.