Families Online Magazine Monthly Columnists

Michelle LaRoweMichelle LaRowe Real Advice for Real Life from the American Nanny Michelle is the former International Nanny Association Nanny of the Year. A career nanny specializing in caring for twins, Michelle has over a decade of nanny experience. Although she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, she has found her true calling, working as a professional nanny./>Michelle is an active member of the nanny community. She is the founder and president of Boston Area Nannies, Inc. She is called on by the media as a nanny and parenting expert, and has been affectionately dubbed America's Nanny. To learn more about Michelle and to get your parenting tip of the day, please visit .

doctor advice columnDr. Marv Ackerman "Shots" is an insight column about your health and welfare with a "shot" of humor. Providing medical knowledge laced with a tinge of laughter.

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Dr. Ackerman is recognized as a prolific lecturer, researcher and inventor, and an author of numerous medical articles for journals, magazines, and the Internet. He is the recipient of numerous honors recognizing his achievements, such as inclusion in Who's Who in the East, The Dictionary of International Biography, and Two Thousand Men of Achievement. Learn About Dr. Ackerman most recent projects at http://www.amrco.net/

children's books movies Barbara Bietz - Children's Books and Movies Reviews Barbara is a writer from Oak Park, California. Her favorite pastime is reading children's books. She enjoys writing for adults and children. Like a Maccabee BookHer work has appeared in numerous publications.
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Jillian Bietz - Teens. Jillian Bietz is a high school junior. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, creative writing, acting and cooking.


parenting skillsSylvia Cochran -Christian Parenting Corner and Common Sense Parenting

Sylvia is a seasoned writer, born and raised in Germany. Having been exposed to a variety of religions and traditions due to travel and study, Sylvia has been a student of the Bible for more than ten years, and has for the last four years taught in small groups about Biblical principles, practical Christianity, Christian parenting, as well as the spiritual use of money. Sylvia also provides Christian Parenting Courses at Suite 101.

family sportsKelly S. Croslis - Sports and Inspirations . Kelly is a Kelly S. Croslis and stay-at-home mom to 3 active teenage girls. She uses much of what she learned and experienced in her 20 years of military life and raising her girls. Kelly is a columnist for several Online magazines and Freelances for her local newspaper. She lives with her husband and 3 girls in Pennsylvania.

special need child parenting adviceChristopher R. Auer Exceptional Families with Exceptional Kids . Chris is the Board President of the KID (Knowledge in Development) Foundation, founded by Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, Ph.D.,OTR and was appointed by the Governor of Colorado to the Interagency Coordinating Council , which oversees disability services to children birth to three throughout the state.special need child parenting advice He is the parent of three incredible children, one of whom is diagnosed with ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder. Chris is also a sibling to person with an autistic spectrum disorder. Visit his website at www.spdresources.com/.

family budget savings Michelle P. Sharrow, MBA - Budgeting and Savings for Families Michelle is an MBA based in Waldorf, Maryland. Her areas of expertise include finances and parenting. .


parenting book learning school Jennifer Cummings, M.Ed. - A Note from the Teacher Jennifer is currently a grade four elementary teacher in Massachusetts, having also taught grades one and five. Her book, Tips From The Teacher, offers parents the skills they nedd to help thier children succeed at school.

In addition to her teaching duties, Jennifer is also an educational writer for several web-based publications and an education presenter. She is also the author of an educational column, "The Learning Lifestyle" for Cecil Child, a Maryland-based community publication, and for web-based information see Suite101Teacher Tips and Training .

parentingPatti Hermes - Parent To Parent. Patti Hermes is a writer and substitute teacher in her spare time. She works at home where she referees two spirited little boys and occasionally their father. Originally from Massachusetts, she and her husband of nineteen years are now raising their happy family in the Midwest. To read more visit her blog, Writes for Chocolate.

Smanatha GianulisSamantha GianulisApron Strings. Samamntha is a self-taught chef.

She worked in the Catering and Special Events industry for seven years./> She recently released my her family food memoir, Little Grapes on the Vine…Mommy's Musings on Food & Family

Melodie TuckerMelodie Tucker Mars Venus Relationships , She has worked with hundreds of men and women from all over the world with every imaginable relationship concern — including issues on dating, commitment, marriage, infidelity, starting over after a loss, parenting, workplace issues, and achieving personal success.

Glenn Lawrence - Dad Sense.Glenn is editor of Interactive Dad Magazine, an online parenting and finance magazine for fathers. Offering articles written for today's dad, and an Ask The Expert segment, the web site is free and updated daily. You can visit Interactive Dad at iDadOnline.com

Christina Lorenzen - Homeschooling. Christina has been a writer since she was nine years old. Her first article was published when she was 17, and since then she has had over 150 articles published. Christina won the Society of Professional Journalists 2006 Press Club Media Awards. She is currently working on a children's book amidst homeschooling her 14 year old son and 11 year old daughter. She teaches writing workshops for beginners.

baby spoon gift Margie Manion Child Development Columnist. She graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a double major in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development. She taught for several years. Then went on to marry her college sweetheart./> They have two beautiful boys who are the the center of their world. Margie taught in the classroom for 4 years until she quit to stay home with her two boys. During this time, as a parent educator with the Parents As Teachers program ashe did a local parenting segment, weekly, with WDAF Fox 4 in Kansas City. She is currently back in the classroom teaching 3rd grade in Liberty, MO, as well as promoting her invention and book (Zoom Spoon and "Zoom Spoon and Finicky Philip the Picky Eater" which can be found at www.zoomspoon.com ).

teens peer pressure parenting Sharon Scott, LPC, LMFT - Counselor's Corner and SmileNotes

her eight award-winning books, lectures internationally, and private counseling services.

and Keep Your Friends, and a delightful children's series including Not Always Fair: A Child's Guide to Managing Emotions. More information at www.SharonScott.com

Cheryl MoellerCheryl Moeller, Parenting Humor. Cheryl cranks up the spin cycle on her dryer and life to help parents cope with too much laundry, raising preschoolers (on 12 hours of sleep per year), surviving teenagers, pleasing relatives, understanding spouses, and the thousand other challenges. Cheryl has also co-authored two books on marriage with her husband, Bob. Her first comedy book for moms and parents will be released later this year.

Lisa Metzgar
Lisa Metzgar, Phd., Nutrition Tidbits. Lisa has been in the alternative health field since 1996. She received her BA in Biology from UCSD, is a certified Holistic Health Practitioner, and received her PhD in Holistic Nutrition. Lisa has taught body mind retreats in San Diego, Seattle, and Australia and currently has a practice in Reno, NV where she does nutritional counseling. Lisa's passion is to educate families in a healthy lifestyle. You can check out her BLOG at http://conceptsinwellness.typepad.com or e-mail her at conceptsinwellness (at) sbcglobal.net

families online magazine columnisit Ann Safford, Going Green is Earth Friendly Ann is a writer who lives in Massachusetts with her husband, three children and a multitude of pets including her dog, two cats, a horse and six chickens. She enjoys writing about natural living, simple lifestyles and frugal living. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, horseback riding and gardening.

free recipesKellie Strausser - What's for Dinner? and Life Tips. Chef Kellie Strausser is a thirty-four year young self and restaurant taught Chef who dabbles in catering small functions as a hobby. Her love of creating carries over into several areas of her life, including freelance writing, art and her passion for cooking and entertaining for friends and family in Lancaster, PA.

parenting magazineGeraldine Jensen - Child Support Expert .Geraldine is a child support enforcement expert. She was appointed to the U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support by Congress. She is the author of How To Collect Child Support.

child support enforcement book She has appeared on Good Morning America, Larry King Live, ABC Primetime Live, Fox News, CBS Morning Show and the Today Show just to name a few. Her life story was an ABC movie of the Week special presentation.

work at home momsJamie Opielski - Work At Home Moms, WAHM's Jamie is a Writer, Poet and Copywriter. She lives in Universal City, Texas. She is a Virtual Assistant managing the help desk for Kindersigns.com.

poetry bookShe is now the Director of Operations for Kindersigns.com and the Support Manager/Asst to the President of Bizymoms.com. Jamie also creates Character Letters for children. In 2007 she published her first book Tangerine Sky- a book of poetry and short stories. www.texaspoet.net