I’m an author, podcast co-host, insistent optimist, and parent of two almost-adults. And I’m glad you’re here because the best things in life begin with a good conversation.

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Episode 170: Raising a Screen-Smart Kid

Technology is both wonderful and complicated, and the complications grow exponentially as screens go from educational or entertainment “playback” for younger kids to digital eco-system and social “livelihood” for tweens and teens. In Episode 170, Christine interviews Julianna Miner about her new book, Raising A Screen-Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age. Christine and Julianna talk about how to decide when to get your kid a phone, kids and digital affirmation, modeling good tech behavior, teaching kids social skills, identifying digital addiction, and understanding digital mentorship.

Episode 167: Home Hustle Tactics (Pod Swap with The Mom Hour)

As the world has become increasingly digital, so has the opportunity to switch up the way we work, and now many people work from home. In our first-ever podcast swap (with The Mom Hour co-hosts Meagan Francis and Sarah Powers), Christine co-hosts with Sarah, where they share their top tactical and big picture home hustle tactics.

After you listen to this episode, hop over to The Mom Hour to listen to Meagan and I talk about parenting siblings.

Episode 165: Non-Spa Self Care

Self-care is more than pedicures and herbal tea. It includes the stuff that may not be relaxing (or even pleasant) in the moment but is foundational to your health and well-being, and therefore your happiness. In Episode 165, Christine and I get real about our own self-care track records, and offer gentle encouragement to prioritize the self-care tasks that rarely make it onto the “treat yourself” lists.