Family & Life

Today’s Parent: All About Reading

I am so proud of the package of articles all about reading that I was part of for the fall 2021 issue of Today’s Parent magazine.     My editor was Claire Gagné, and addition to my individual pieces Claire and I worked together on a couple, and she also shared her own personal story […] Read more…

Top 10 Quotes from The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence by Jessica Lahey

I absolutely loved Jessica Lahey’s first book The Gift of Failure  (I consider it a must-read for parents, and even had her on the podcast to talk about it) so I was really excited to dive into her latest, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence. Thankfully, it did not disappoint! […] Read more…

My Breast Cancer Story Part 13: Gestures & Gifts

When someone we care about is going through a challenge like cancer, we want to do something (thus the oft-offered: “let me know if there’s anything I can do!”)….but what? I’ve said right from the start that the emails, texts and social media messages showing support are incredibly valuable, especially when there is no pressure […] Read more…

Virtual Learning Tips for Parents: Dos and Don’ts from the Front Lines (The Morning Show)

I was back on The Morning Show with hosts Carolyn MacKenzie and Jeff McArthur today sharing virtual learning tips from teachers on the front lines! I talked to virtual teachers from kindergarten right through high school and pulled their tips together for some common dos and don’ts!   While you may not have chosen the […] Read more…

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