My article “Kids Worried Sick” honored with Parenting Media Association Award

I am proud to announce that the Parenting Media Association (PMA) honored my feature-length article “Kids Worried Sick” with a silver award in the print editorial category at their annual awards convention in St. Pete Beach, Florida in March. The article originally appeared in the May 2018 issue of Kansas City Parent magazine. Here’s what …

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Ready, Set, Go! Tips for the Back to School Transition

School has already started for some kids, while others still have a few more weeks off. While some children look forward to heading back to school, others dread the homework, the routine, the sitting still and/or re-negotiating daily struggles with that classmate who, for whatever reason, insists on making their life miserable. I’ve had the …

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Healthy Ways to Enjoy Technology with Your Baby

Babies and toddlers are like little sponges. During this short window of development, your youngster is enthusiastically soaking up your expressions and delighting in the lilting, loving words springing from your lips. No screen could ever hope to compete with the face-to-face connection between you and your baby. But that doesn’t mean that screens have no place …

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Digital Kids: Why Mindful Screen Use Matters

Digital Kids: Why Mindful Screen Use Matters The statistics are alarming. The rates of depression and anxiety are skyrocketing among our youth. More kids report feelings of loneliness. Teens who spend more than three hours a day on an electronic device are 35% more likely to have at least one suicide risk factor. Girls, in …

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Creative Connection Tip: Host a Craft Party

How about hosting a craft party for your next Moms’ Night Out?  I’ve attended three craft parties since October. Two were at friends’ homes and another was at a local winery. Before you dismiss this idea out of hand simply because you don’t consider yourself crafty, I’ve found that women who claim to have the …

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May the Grinch Not Steal Your Christmas: A Ridiculous Rhyme

Dear readers, Sometimes we all take life a little too seriously, especially around the holidays. I know I do! Between those long (mysteriously quiet) lines snaking through the post office, drivers teetering on road rage and shoppers losing their—well, you know—I decided I needed to add some levity to my season. Frankly, I was starting …

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