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"My purpose for My Baby Compass is to give you peace of mind through guidance you can trust."-Kathy

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Blooming Prairie Times

BP grad authors books

A BPHS graduate is in the process of writing a series of books to help couples raise their families. Kathy Thorson Gruhn, class of 1970, has completed the first book in the series, “My Baby Compass , Birth to Two”, and will be on sale at the beginning of September. She is now busily at work on the second book in the series, which will be titled “My Baby Compass, Two to Four”

The books came about because of her work in the field of rehabilitation and skilled nursing field, and puts the process of child-raising in laymen’s terms so that everyone can understand. She is really writing a child development program rather than just a book and has worked for two years on the book after taking writing courses after her retirement.

She worked for United Cerebral palsy for three years and then joined her husband Dr. William Gruhn to run his Rheumatology research facility in 2004 until 2007 when she retired again and began her writing career in earnest. Besides the two books she is already working on, she has a planned third book, “My Senior Compass”.

While a student in high school, Thorson participated in FHA, chorus, and band and strutted her stuff as a majorette her junior and senior years. She acted in the senior class play and was active in the Dicamus Club her last three years. She is the daughter of Glenn and Isabelle Thorson, both of whom were very active law personnel in the community. Glenn actually financed Pine springs swimming pool and the ceded the pool to the city.

Kathy will be in Blooming Prairie from August 12 to August 15 for her high school class 50th year reunion on Saturday, August 14, and will have 100 books with her to have a book signing session from 2 to 4 p.m. at her brother Gary’s residence on that afternoon. A more complete article will be written on her experiences after her visit in August, but it was important that the information on her book signing be available prior to her visit. The books are down-to-earth books of advice for rearing children. It should be well worth looking into.

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