To the right is a picture of me at five years old and basically, nothing has changed since then. If you were to beam yourself down next to me at any given moment (and please, if you’ve figured out how to teleport, DO IT, because how cool would that be?!), chances are you’d find me curled up somewhere, reading. Of course, I have two little boys now, so I read far fewer books than I used to. But let’s be honest, I still read a lot.

I have to read. It’s like breathing to me.

Writing is a fairly new thing. A few years ago, after I’d become a full-time Mommy, I realized I needed something to do, to get my mind away from diapers and naptimes. So I started a blog about my favorite subjects, books and science geekery. And then I decided to write a book about my amazing Grandma.

And here we are.

I’m an introvert by nature, which, fortunately, is now in vogue (Introverts Unite! But separately.) I’ve been a runner for 35 years, but I just started to enjoy it a year ago. I got married at 18 (not recommended), but I picked a great guy (highly recommended), and we’re about to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We had babies really late in the game, which means we’re perpetually tired. But our two boys are just the best little humans in the whole world. Seriously. We checked.

photo-10I have a problem with collecting books faster than I can read them – and I read pretty fast. No one is allowed to see my “to-be-read” bookshelf. (I’m kidding. Here it is to the right. Yikes.)

I am fascinated by nearly everything in the whole wide world – and that surely includes you. So we’ll get along just fine.

Take a look around! I’m not blogging regularly, at the moment (thanks to book-related busyness), but all my posts are archived here. Please connect with me on any of my social media sites…introversion aside, I love meeting people.

And check out the book if you get a chance.

My Grandma’s pretty cool, and so is her story.




8 thoughts on “About

  1. OMG….Cathy LaGrow, I just can’t wait to read your book. You may or may not remember me but I worked with you early on in your career at MSAS in Ga., back in the early years in CHB. To this day I still work with Kim your old friend and we are both at DHL. I am so excited to tell her about you and this book and how well you are doing. Oh, yes and it would help if I told you my name. Cindy from MSAS, I worked next to Kristen at the reception window in ocean imports. You will have to look us up (Kim & I at DHL Global Forwarding in Atlanta) and give us a call. I absolutely think you look amazing, you look younger than ever. I can not wait to go out and buy your book and read it. Take care Cathy……

    • Did I never reply to you, Cindy?! So sorry…I am just getting back on here after some absence (I’ve been mostly keeping up with people via my Facebook author page.) Anyway…I wish you and Kim would email me! My address is dclagrow (at) gmail (dot) com. (I have to put it like that to avoid spammers.) Drop me a line! 🙂 And tell Kimmy hi!! Tell her to write me.

  2. Hi Cathy, I became interested in your book through face book… I read an article from a pregnancy resource posting and was hooked. I just finished reading it…. in one day. It was well worth the read. I am sorry you have lost your grandmother. My grandmother, also, died at 102 but it is alwas too soon. You did a great job…. the book flowed well and was very informative and I never felt like checking to see if things were the way you wrote… it all seemed so believable. My own mother was born in 1925 so I had heard stories of her life…she grew up in Wisconsin. I know if you find another book to write you will do a great job…but I am not sure you will top this story! God bless you! Mrs. D Morris

    • Thank you so much for sharing this with me! Sorry for the late reply…I’m just now getting back onto my blog. Yes, it’s always too soon when you have a good Grandma. Sometimes I still can’t believe she’s gone.

      I am just beginning work on some fiction stories…we’ll see what happens. I think this will always be my favorite story, though! 🙂

  3. Cathy – I loved this story and I have already suggested it to many and mailed copies to some friends. God bless you and your entire family.

  4. I just wrote you and email inviting you to Naples, Florida next winter to talk about your book to Presbyterian Women at First Pres. Church of Naples. I hope you got it.

    • Hi Janet,

      I don’t think I got it! Can you re-send it to dclagrow (at) gmail (dot)(com)
      (But with the usual formatting…I have to put it that way here so as to avoid getting spam. Or something.)
      You could also send me a private message to my Facebook page. Looking forward to hearing from you! 🙂


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