“I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” – Flannery O’Connor

Travel Tips

4 Ways to Take a Facebook Break Without Missing Anything, FunOrangeCountyParks.com
How to Prevent Seasickness on California Boat Trips, FunOrangeCountyParks.com
Summer of the Humpback on California’s Central Coast, FunOrangeCountyParks.com

Family Travel

Top 10 Things to Do in Copenhagen with Kids, Trekaroo.com
Top 10 Things to Do in Zurich with Kids, Trekaroo.com
Road Trip Planning Trips for Parents, SandyToesandPopsicles.com
Point Reyes Family Travel Tips, FunOrangeCountyParks.com


Hummingbird Parenting Explained, FunOrangeCountyParks.com
How to Be a Hummingbird Parent, FunOrangeCountyParks.com
Practice 2 Simple Parenting Strategies and Never Entertain Your Kids Again, FunOrangeCountyParks.com
5 Reasons Why You Should Relish (Rather Than Dread) Summer With Your Kids, FunOrangeCountyParks.com

Play & Education

Environmental Literacy: A K-12 Experience, Ten Strands and California Environmental Literacy Initiative

The Important Impact Environmental Literacy Has on Kids and How Parents Can Support It, Ten Strands and California Environmental Literacy Initiative

Creating a Childhood, OC Family Magazine Cover Story
Get Your Kids Outdoors, OC Family Magazine Cover Story
For new year, get serious about play, OC Register newspaper, Family Section Cover
How to Be a Good Digital Citizen Outdoors, Children & Nature Network Blog

Speaking Engagements & Community Events

Social Media Survival Skills Webinar, NAI Region 8 Webinar Wednesdays Series, March 2020

Hummingbird Parenting (Find Your Fire in Nature), MOPS Talk at Mount of Olive Mission Viejo, March 2019
Strategy Matters, National Association for Interpretation, 2017 Wild West Regional Workshop Presentation (Orange County)
Acorn Day at O’Neill Regional Park
Importance of Play, Mom & Tot OC + Mama Bear Club OC
Social Interpretation Strategies, National Association for Interpretation, 2015 Wild West Regional Workshop Presentation (Malibu)
Orange County Wraparound Resource Fair, Family Support Network

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