Monthly Archives: May 2017

Brightly: Democracy Begins at Home

Do your kids understand our government? (Do you? I admit I have a little reading to do.) Here’s how to make learning about it fun.

Democracy Begins at Home: Books to Teach Kids About Our American Government

Published on Brightly, May 25, 2017



I have a new job!

Readers, I’m thrilled to share that I’ve taken on the position of Print Managing Editor of Your Teen Magazine for Parents.  I love Your Teen’s smart, helpful, down-to-earth writing for parents of tweens and teens, and it’s an honor to be part of getting that writing to you. (Check it out!

Now, for your part.  Please let me know what you want to read about as a parent of 9-19 year olds  – what you worry about, what makes you laugh, what moves your heart, and what you need to know.  Email me anytime at I’d love to hear from you.

p.s. It’s important to me that I continue to write in addition to editing.  So, I promise I’ll still be writing, and I’ll still be sharing those pieces here. Thanks, as always, for reading!