If I Could… is a lyrical story full of love and generosity of heart expressed through the magical wishes of a loving adult for a precious child. “The book is written for children ages 2-8 but is for all ages,” says Author Debbie Wanninkhof. “The universal theme of love is timeless.” She began writing children’s books in 2014. “My journey has been a trail of writing, revising and learning, of persistence and hard, yet fun and rewarding work,” she says. “I’m very excited that I’m now a published author.” A longtime Key Biscayne resident, Wanninkhof was a Montessori teacher who worked in the primary classroom (ages 3-6) at La Prima Casa Montessori School for a number of years. She loves this young age group — their honesty, their openness and their kind, generous and loving spirits. The book is dedicated to her son, Patrick, her daughter, Suzette, and her husband, Rik. She credits her kids for teaching her the “true magic” of love; DebbieWKidsBooks.com.
Spring was in full swing as Key Biscayners made it off the island to support a variety of causes around town.
Meet a few Outstanding Mothers of Key Biscayne who are mastering the fine art of balancing life, work and family as they raise their children to be loving, successful and compassionate human beings.