No worries ItalianST44 -- no offense taken and I didn't perceive the question as rude only as curious.
Actually, my husband, myself, and my daughter are all members of the Society of American Magicians. Everyone takes a different role in our family, but we are all involved in magic. I do a lot of the research, routining, etc (along with my daughter) and my husband enjoys illusion building and everything else about magic. Right now we are focusing all of our attention on her goals and what she wants.
As to why she isn't here, there are a couple of reasons. She basically doesn't have the time. She spends almost literally all of her time on her academics, student activities, volunteering/mentoring younger children, and/or practicing her magic. The small amount of downtime she does have-- no offense to anyone-- you won't find her getting mixed up in the drama that can sometimes be found on forums. She has no tolerance for it. Instead she enjoys spending her free time in other ways.
Now as to why I am here, that is an easy answer. I also spend a lot of time volunteering working with children. I understand that many of the kids/teens here do not have available a local SYM. It is my hope that I may be of a small help to them. Our family has been blessed by all the wonderful magician friends that we have and the support they have given to our daughter and to our family. I am a firm believer in extending that help on to others.
In the process of being here I have made some wonderful friendships. People that I truly enjoy corresponding with via email and sometimes even by phone -- of course I am referring to adults such as Paddy, Sluggo.....
I hope I have answered your question.
Have a magical day,