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“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” Will Rogers

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When Lee Romano Sequeira and I first discussed featuring her in the series, I assumed she had one blog, Madness Mom and Me – Desperately Seeking Sanity in a NJ Italian family; where she shares humorous stories about her New Jersey Italian family, and one dedicated website, Peg’s Presents; created in honor of her late Mom – Peg. But the truth is that Lee is involved in quite a few wonderful creative projects, a small business, and a start-up. She is a founding member, with our own Barb Hammond and Doreen Creede, of   The Blogstress Network; a site dedicated to supporting and showcasing bloggers. She is also owner of Good To be You Spa; an online boutique where she offers girl spa treats, beauty goodies, and fashionable wardrobe problem solvers. When Lee is not running around handling orders and giving them, she finds time for humor and good cheer.

Lee and I connected through Barb’s blog ZeroTo60andBeyond and I love her witty comments and keen perspective on life. She lives in Philadelphia with hubby/business partner and two adorable dogs. I’m delighted to introduce Lee as this week’s Featured “Get To Know” Blogger. Please join me in welcoming her, leave her a comment here, and visit her blog to say hello! 🙂

What things in life make you happy?
Good wine, laughs, back-rubs, my adorable terriers and my hubby (not in that order, of course). Also, my fond memories of my family, especially my mom and dad — we really had some fun times over the years.

What makes you sad?
Those wonderful family memories I cherish can make me smile one minute and make me break down in tears the next. I miss my parents so much it can sting hard some days.

Where did you grow up and why do you blog?
I grew up in Dover, NJ — A pretty eclectic old town – like a mini city. We were just about 45 minutes from New York City, yet close enough to the Jersey shore — it was the best of both worlds. I have many warm and hilarious memories of growing up in a slightly insane, yet totally lovable New Jersey Italian family. Now I live in Philadelphia with my husband/business partner and two sweet and spunky terriers. No matter what else is going on, I always enjoy a daily dose of crazy humor…
Why I blog?
My blog is a tribute to the very fond memories of my childhood, and the woman who was, and still is, a muse and a best friend. I share many of the stories I heard growing up, as well as some bits of my family’s craziness that I witnessed as a kid, a teen and yes, into my adult years.  My family always had a supply of quirky stories, so I share snippets of them in MADNESS MOM AND ME – Desperately Seeking Sanity in an NJ Italian family.

Humor is a rubber sword – it allows you to make a point without drawing blood” Mary Hirsch

Featured Blogger: Lee Romano Sequeira - Madness Mom and Me... Lee; the angelic 😉

Featured Blogger: Lee Romano Sequeira - Madness Mom and Me... Lee and one of her pets

What is most important to you/about you?
My family and friends are VIPS in my world. I love to make people laugh – even about things they don’t want to laugh about. Good manners are key — especially in restaurants (I cringe when I am a witness to others’ rudeness). I love nature, so kindness to animals (and our earth) is a high priority for me.

What motivates you to get out of bed?
Rich, dark roast coffee (and with two terriers, you have to get out of bed — they won’t let you sleep in too late!)

How would you like to be remembered?
For my “Madness Mom and Me” series of books, movies, plays, etc. Well, they haven’t happened yet, but one day… 😉
Also for Peg’s Presents – My new foundation in my mother’s honor — we bring gifts and smiles to children in need.  And for
Good To Be You –  My online boutique for girl spa treats, beauty goodies, and fashionable wardrobe problem solvers!

Lee keeps busy with her many projects but is always game for a laugh or two. You may connect with through her blogs; – Madness Mom and Me – Desperately Seeking Sanity in an NJ Italian family, Peg’s Presents  and her Online Boutique Spa business, Good To be You Spa.  Also, through her Facebook Fan-pages; – MadnessMomandMe, PegsPresents, and GoodToBeYou  and via her Twitter handles – @madnessmomandme , @pegspresents  and @goodtobeyou. Please welcome Lee Romano Sequeira! 😉 What are your thoughts? Do share? If you’d like to be featured, leave a note and let me know how to reach you. Thank You. 🙂

Positive Motivation Tip: Humor is a great friend and helps ease our pains. Try it.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All featured photos are courtesy of Lee

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

37 Comments leave one →
  1. 27/05/2011 1:34 am

    If there are no cats in Heaven,
    then when I die
    I want to go where they went.

  2. 27/05/2011 3:59 am

    DITTO (frizztext)
    Thanks for sharing such a great post. Classyrose use to do these and now she has gone on vacation, I think permanently. Thanks for doing these interviews as we can expand our network of wordpress blogging challenge friends. ♥

    • 27/05/2011 10:39 pm

      Thanks Jackie… I’m glad you appreciate it as one way, among other ways, we get to meet other bloggers and hear their special story. I’ve wondered how she’s doing too and left her a blog comment not long ago.
      Cheers! 🙂

  3. 27/05/2011 5:01 am

    I just started blogging in Januray and I am constantly amazed at the wealth of talent and creativity that people share with arms wide open.

    • 27/05/2011 10:40 pm

      I agree that there is so much blogging talent out there… 🙂

  4. 27/05/2011 8:24 am

    Imagine my surprise when I opened your blog this morning to find my dear friend Lee is featured! EXCELLENT choice Elizabeth!

    Lee is one of the most genuine and loving women on the planet. Always giving, always there when you need her, and ALWAYS with a smile and usually a laugh. I know all who get to know her, whether in person or through her blog, are richer for it.
    Congrats Lee!! Thanks Elizabeth!

    • 27/05/2011 10:40 pm

      Thanks for the introduction Barb, Lee is delightful. 🙂

  5. Bree permalink
    27/05/2011 9:58 am

    What a delightful post! She looks happy and I’m glad you featured a funny lady.

    • 27/05/2011 10:41 pm

      Yep, she does glow with joy! TY for your support. 🙂

  6. 27/05/2011 10:53 am

    A lovely profile on a lovely person. She’s smart, funny and filled with positive energy. And she’s not kidding about good manners — despite all the commitments Lee juggles, she always always always responds to an email, Tweet or Facebook comment immediately. I have no idea how she manages it all.
    — Doreen from The Blogstress Network & Style Maniac

    • 27/05/2011 10:42 pm

      Hi Doreen,
      Thanks for your comment. Lee is all of the above and I’m sure you have a lot of fun on The Blogstress Network. 🙂

  7. Kathi permalink
    27/05/2011 11:00 am

    I loved this feature. Barbara said it so eloquently….


  8. 27/05/2011 12:15 pm

    Nice to meet you Lee. And Thanks Elizabeth for introducing another great blogger.

    • 27/05/2011 10:43 pm

      Thnak you Baxter for your sweet words and blog support. 🙂 I’d love to feature you too. What say you?

  9. 27/05/2011 1:28 pm

    I have only met Lee once but wow…what a dynamo! Her beautiful smile and easy laugh make her someone you remember and hope to meet again. Good choice for a Featured Blogger!

    • 27/05/2011 9:52 pm

      Thanks Michele,
      She is a truly lovely and funny lady. 🙂

  10. 27/05/2011 2:35 pm

    I’ve been running around town on errands and just saw these wonderful comments from my current friends and NEW friends!

    Thank you Elizabeth for the feature, and smooches to all for your very kind words (blush blush) and your fabulous support for MADNESS and Peg’s Presents.

    Remember to keep your sense of humor – laughter really IS the best medicine!

    🙂 xoxo
    ~ Lee (the “me” in the Madness)

    • 27/05/2011 10:44 pm

      Thank you Lee for spreading your joy and participating in the series… I appreciate it. 🙂

  11. 27/05/2011 5:37 pm

    p.s. just gave you mentions & links on both my press pages for Peg’s Presents ( & Madness Mom and Me (


    • 27/05/2011 9:51 pm

      Oh! Thank you for that and for agreeing to participate in the Featured blogger series Lee… What a lovely surprise… 🙂

  12. 27/05/2011 6:06 pm

    Hi Lee, it is nice to meet you. Being from Philadelphia and of course “going cross the bridge into NJ” a lot, I can relate to that Tri-city love. Nothing like the Jersey shore and NYC. And being Italian, South Philly has got to be a true love for you 🙂 Go Philly steaks!


    • 27/05/2011 10:47 pm

      Go Philly Steaks! 🙂 I love Philly too and nothing beats that Philly Sound… must be the water. Oh, I did say that to you when we connected Walter! LOL! 🙂

  13. 27/05/2011 6:34 pm

    Lovely to met you Lee. Agree humour is great medicine! We’ve certianly had to keep it handy of late.

    • 27/05/2011 10:45 pm

      Yep… Humor is a great healer and more… 🙂

  14. 27/05/2011 10:47 pm

    A beautiful interview. Welcome Lee, your so right on with having humor in life. Humor is what keeps us from getting tangled up with all the chaos around us. Lovely profile.

    • 28/05/2011 12:42 am

      I’m with you on that one Penny… Humor is a great way to respond to certain situations… and then move on! 😉

  15. 28/05/2011 12:04 pm

    Lee has an awesome blog! Thanks for the feature Elizabeth. As usual, you do the most fabulous job of interviewing people. <3

  16. 29/05/2011 11:46 am

    Sorry it took me so long to get around to reading are insisting I cut back on computer time. :(…I’ll hop on over to Lee’s blog and other sites. So good to meet you, Lee. Eliz, this is such a great feature…we get to meet the best people through your efforts!

  17. 30/05/2011 12:23 pm

    WOW WOW WOW – I just logged in and saw all of your wonderful comments, and I feel so honored to know you through Elizabeth’s site!

    I am away for the holiday, but I look forward to visiting each of your blogs and leaving comments this week.

    Thanks again for your support, and please sign up for my looney updates from for a giggle – and feel free to leave a comment if a post does reach your funny bone (or maybe makes you teary)!

    Grazie grazie tutti!
    ~ Lee — the “me” in the madness

  18. 31/05/2011 9:24 pm

    Just visited everyone’s blog and what a treat! I’d love to stay in touch with you all in facebookland ~

    And special HUGS to YOU Elizabeth – this feature was simply…well, just becuase of you!

    ~ Lee

  19. 15/06/2011 8:14 am

    Hi Lee,
    It’s good to meet you! 🙂 Another great feature Elizabeth! 🙂

  20. 15/06/2011 9:55 am

    Thank you Soapbird – nice to meet you too! 🙂


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