Gigi Schweikert

Gigi Taylor Schweikert is a national authority in early childhood education. As an expert in this field, Gigi has managed corporate childcare centers and their educational programs for over eighteen years. Gigi was the Director of the Early Childhood Education at United Nations in New York City and was also the cable television host of Today's Family. She also presents national, state, and local workshops for parents, teachers and corporations. Gigi lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children.

Books by this Author

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Love never gives up.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I don't take criticism very well. That's a pride issue on my part. I'm working on it.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. I love speaking to groups of people about identifying their skills and talents and getting motivated to put them to use. I love helping people get out of their comfort zone and overcoming fear.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Perfect happiness is a choice. Life is full of ups and downs and some how we think if some certain things happen in our lives, then we will be happy - if I just lose 10 pounds, if I just get this project, if I just make more money, if I just... 

Stop waiting for perfect happiness. You can have it now. Can you choose to see each moment of your life as a blessing, to try to remember how fortunate you are to simply be alive?

Perfect happiness is not is a collection of the "big stuff" that happens in our lives, but how we choose to live and do the everyday "little stuff."

I love the perfect happiness that comes after a long day full of laughter and fun, full of struggles and victories. For me, perfect happiness comes late at night when the house is quiet and my children and husband are sleeping comfortably. I can feel the calm. And in that moment and with the other moments in my life, I can choose to be happy!

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I regret not having spent more time with one of my brothers as we became adults. He was killed in an accident when he was thirty years old.