Although never blessed with offspring of my own, I have so many wonderful nieces and nephews everywhere, especially in the world of the arts. My family comes from a long line of performers; artists, musicians, even a dancer or two. And while “the show must go on” its important to remember that family goes on too…and not every family fits the cookie cutter mode because they arent all created equal. Some families owe nothing at all to bloodlines and DNA. Its about who you let in to your heart and your life, not just who shares a name or a branch on the tree. Sometimes we have more than one “Mom” in this lifetime–if you are lucky, someone will give you the nurturing that you need to grow and shine at some early stage. If you arent so blessed, then you can still nurture yourself. Mother Nature sometimes comes from within, kiddies, and we all come from within Mother Nature. Mostly.