Who Am I?

Deb at Easter dinner at Fritz  Leta's - 04-12-09

My name is Deborah Maue and this is my story. I grew up in the Anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania, at the far eastern edge of the Appalachian Mountains, in a big, loving family where laughter was rampant.  In 1987, at age 24, I packed up the U-Haul and moved to Chicago, sight unseen, to pursue fame and fortune.  I got an MBA, I got married, I had a daughter, I got divorced, I got remarried, I had two more kids.  It wasn’t all weddings and birthings – I’ve also had a career in marketing, first in consumer packaged goods, and I now spend my days marketing DePaul University in Chicago (of course, all opinions expressed here are my own and in no way represent the opinions of DePaul).  This blog is about my observations and experiences as a (again) single mom of a teen and two littler ones, higher ed marketer, runner, cook, singer, pianist, avid reader, Episcopalian, observer of life, daughter, sister, friend, and person who laughs at inappropriate moments, and how I manage all these things without feeling guilty about any of them (much, anyway).  I will probably write about all of these things.  This blog is mainly for me, but anyone who’s interested is welcome to read it as well.


9 responses to “Who Am I?

  1. Maria!

    Off to a good start! I’ve been tempted to start my own for a good while now…

  2. Mary Erangey

    I love it! Your blog, your penchant for gutsy moves, and Tim’s new favorite line, “Go write about it in your blog.”

    Hmm…perhaps I should encourage my husband Tom to become a blogger! Imagine, an endless scroll of Irish stories and opinions about the state of the world as we know it. (!) Gut-tensing and amusing all at once. Like so very much of daily life.

    As they say in Ireland, “Good on ye!” I’ll check back often.

  3. Debbie

    Great idea and love the recipes. Look forward to catching up in person, but the blog will have to do for now.

  4. Denise

    Loved the Obama Michigan tale. Very insightful, although I must confess I do not welcome political operatives at my door.

  5. Kath

    You are an adventurer on the new fronteir! I loved reading the postings and ‘catching up’. Thoughtful, funny – great job.

    Now we need to catch up in person!

  6. Dave Kissel

    Deb – You’re off to a great start! I can’t wait to see your future entries…you have a fantastic way of making what may seem like the expected rythm of everyday life interesting and special. Happy blogging!

  7. I love your blog..glad to meet you..I grew up in Pittsburgh and lived in Scranton many years.. a pleasure to meet a recovering sister

    Maxat Womeninrecovery.blogspot.com

  8. Lisa

    I happened upon your blog purely by accident and thought I would have a little read. I found myself reading more. I enjoyed perusing your posts.

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