Robin Zimmern is originally from Boston, MA arriving in Pensacola
in 2008 via Nashville and Birmingham. Since moving to the south, Robin has embraced her inner "y’all," learned to wear pearls, eat grits, and knows the words to every Garth Brooks’ song. Robin is a proud girl mom to two precocious, creative and sassy girls: Emma (9) and Charlotte (6). They keep her on her toes in their never-ending desire to become YouTube stars, survive on a diet of pizza and chicken nuggets, and always trying to have the last word. Robin received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Vanderbilt University, her specialist degree from the University of West Florida, and is currently finishing her doctorate degree from the University of West Florida. Robin serves as the director of development at the University of West Florida. In Robin’s spare time (is that a thing?), she is a passionate community volunteer. Robin sits on several local boards, including the Pensacola Little Theatre, Manna, Junior League of Pensacola, Fiesta Pensacola, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
I recently overheard a conversation between my daughters:
Emma: Charlotte, don’t you think you should be nicer to your only sister?
Emma: That was a rhetorical question, so you didn’t need to answer.
Charlotte: Why would...
I was recently reminded of the power of a compliment. While we were walking through a department store, Charlotte (age 6) walked up to a mannequin:
Charlotte: Looking good girl, work it, work it!