I wanted simple and orderly. Hosting 20 house guests is neither of these. Happy to share my latest! https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/29/well/family/the-more-the-merrier-and-the-messier.html
It's amazing what the right house can do for a person with disabilities, even (especially!) when those disabilities are profound. It was a joy to meet Sarah and her family and to tell their story. The Simple Things in Life Published in Shaker Life, Summer 2017
You know those stereotypes about how rotten teens are? Skip them. Here's why: Don't Expect the Worst from Teens, or You Just Might Get It Published in Your Teen Magazine, July-August 2017
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
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! http://www.yourteenmag.com) Now, for your… Continue reading I have a new job!
I had the pleasure of interviewing bestselling financial author Beth Kobliner about her latest book. Great info, especially for the money-intimidated. 'Make Your Kid A Money Genius' Author Explains How and Why to Talk to Your Kid About Money. Now. Published in The Washington Post, March 28, 2017
Diversity and integration in our schools might not always be easy, but they are essential to repairing our continued racial divide. The Diversity Dilemma https://clevelandmagazine.com/in-the-cle/commentary/articles/the-diversity-dilemma Published in Cleveland Magazine, April 2017
Fun ideas for the birthday kid in your life. (My nieces will recognize their own birthday gifts on this list!) The Best Bookish Birthday Gifts For 5- and 6-Year-Olds Published on Brightly, March 10, 2017
Are we parents hovering too much at the doctor's office? Research says yes. Why Teens Should Take Charge at the Doctor's Appointment Published in Your Teen Magazine
Spoiler: Not necessarily. It's tricky, though - read on. Is Technology Killing Creativity? Published in the January-February 2017 issue of Your Teen Magazine.