Ann shares her reflections as a mother, woman, and alumna in The Mount: The Magazine of Mount St. Dominic Academy


Ann knows that her four years at Mount Saint Dominic Academy informed her life. The Mount educated the whole person. The highest standards expected prepared her for a life to committed to doing her best.

In her own words, “It was there I learned leadership through service and the importance of character over reputation.

Friendships that would strengthen over decades formed. Women uplifted women. My time at the Mount has made me a better friend, a better mom to 4 , a better leader, a better writer and a better soul.”

It is an honor to have been invited to share my reflections in this issue of The Mount. The piece focuses of ‘Having it All’ and what that really means. To read the full article please click here.

Author Ann Brasco Visits Trinity Academy in Caldwell

2015065570999909c45Author Ann Brasco read her book “Sweetie’s Search for a Forever Home in the Garden State” to students at Trinity Academy in Caldwell on Thursday, May 20.
Brasco explained the inspiration for the story, how she published the book and how Trinity students could be writers too. At the end of the presentation, Ann answered student questions and signed copies of the book.
Joining Brasco was Denise Costantino, the book’s illustrator.



NJ Natives Create Children’s Book About a Dog Searching for a Home


Two New Jerseyans have created a children’s book, weaving a tale through the state about a dog, Sweetie, who is in search of a home, incorporating state facts and places. The pair is donating proceeds from the book to the animal shelter where the author adopted Sweetie.


What Others Are Saying

12510403_556512297849636_628354990117294868_n“Great article by blogger Ann Brasco (Twitter @annbrasco). A powerful paragraph in her entry which stood out to me reads, “Maybe its about less doing and more just being present. In a world that pushes us to fix, cure, act and immediately alleviate, the value of just being present is often overlooked.” Early in my Family Medicine career and while contemplating doing a fellowship in Hospice and Pallative Medicine a chaplain took me on a visit and taught me the value of just being “present.” Sometimes two souls sharing the same space, the same air, the same warmth is more meaningful than we’ll ever know.”

Link to article referenced HERE