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|Lori R. Cohen
Lori R. Cohen
Lori R. Cohen
was born and raised in
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada,
the geographical center of
North America. After two
years at the University of
Winnipeg, she moved to
Toronto complete her studies
at York University, where
she earned a double-honors
B.A. in English and Creative
Writing. A few years later
she received her Masters
Degree in English Literature
from the University of
Toronto. She worked her way
through school at the Royal
Bank of Canada.
Currently she lives in
Montreal with her husband
and two children. Her
interests include reading
cooking, pets, and fiction
writing. Her dream job would
be doing on-site research
for The Unofficial Guide to
Walt Disney World.
Lori R. Cohen can be reached
Lynn lives in
Sydney Australia and has an Associative Diploma in
Child Science. She has worked in the Child Care
Industry for 16 year. For the last 10 years, Lynn has
worked as Director of Preschools, and Long Day Care
Centers catering for children from 6 weeks to 5 years.
She is now a
stay-at-home Mum with her two-year-old-son, Sam. Lynn
feels very fortunate to have this opportunity to watch
her son grow and develop in his early years. As a
stay-at-home Mum, Lynn has decided to branch out and
begin a writing career. She is currently studying with
the Australian College of Journalism, completing a
Professional Children's Writing Course. Working on
Childcare related articles, several manuscripts for
children's picture books, and a humorous portrayal of
her career in childcare, Lynn is kept very busy. Oh,
and by the way, Lynn says she doesn't have a koala in
the backyard or kangaroos hopping down the street.
Corinne McKay is
a teacher and freelance writer living in Boston. She
has been employed in independent schools since 1993
and has an MA in French Literature and Culture; her
writing has appeared in The Peterborough Transcript,
The Boston Book Review, and Ag-E News.
When not in the
classroom or at the computer, she enjoys exploring the
world with her husband, most recently on a one year
trip through South Asia and Australia. At home,
Corinne enjoys outdoor adventures of all kinds in the
mountains of New Hampshire, as well as vegetarian
cooking, distance running, and playing the recorder.
She can be
reached by e-mail at
a teacher of the Alexander Technique living in Lincoln,
Nebraska. He also teaches regularly in Toronto, Canada. Robert
is the author of Fitness Without Stress - A Guide to the
Alexander Technique and is the creator of The Complete Guide to
the Alexander Technique (www.alexandertechnique.com
You can find The Posture Guide at
and The Alexander Technique
Jeff Stimpson, 40, lives
with his wife and two small sons in Manhattan. He
maintains a site of essays, JeffsLife, at
Ursula Vogt is a
parent with four kids
ranging in age from 5 to
21. She is a freelance
writer with a background in
communication and real
estate and has traveled both
sides of the parenting fence
as part of the 9 to 5 work
force and as stay-at-home
Find out more about Ursula
can e-mail her anytime at
Valerie M. Russo
is a writer, poet and graduate student. She was born
and raised in Spanish Harlem, NYC. She received her
B.A. in Anthropology from the Hunter College of the
City University of New York. Once awarded the Langston
Hughes Award for Writing, she currently works as a
Copy Editor in the ever-unfaltering City of New York.
You can reach her at:
Tricia Goss is a freelance
writer living in Tucson, AZ with her 13 year-old
daughter , 3 cocker spaniels, and sometimes her
She believes that her
relationship with God and caring for her family are
the most important things in life, and she is
currently homeschooling her daughter.
You can email her at
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By Darlene Zagata
Divorce Columnist & Pets for
Darlene Zagata is a
freelance writer and poet. Her work has appeared in
several publications both online and print. She is the
editor of Thought Fragments, a poetry ezine for the
new and emerging poet and The Write Way Ezine, a
general interest online magazine. Born in Georgia, she
currently resides with her family in Pennsylvania.
By J.A. Mortenson
Nature Knowledge & Nature
J.A. Mortenson is
originally from the Connecticut area, but she has also
lived in New Jersey and Florida. She now resides with
her two sons, ages six and eleven back in New England
in Western Massachusetts.
Starting later in life, after her divorce, she decided
to go back to school. She will be transferring to
Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts to study
developmental psychology and English with a minor in
She has been writing poetry and personal essays since
the age of thirteen. Currently, she is working on a
children’s story for pre-school age children, and also
a fantasy book for pre-teens.
Her passions in life are her children, writing,
school, nature, environmental issues, and her newly
acquired love for running.
The stressors in her life are finding the time for all
of the above, and to be the best at every one.
“As long as the sun continues to rise
I will continue to shine”- J.A. Mortenson
By D. Ann Graham
D. Ann Graham
Prime Time Parenting Columnist
D. Ann Graham is a freelance writer and novelist. A regular columnist
and feature writer for west coast magazines and newspapers, she has
sold to such magazines as WOMAN'S WORLD, SEA Magazine, and CHICKADEE.
She has a background in elementary education, and has done extensive
work with troubled youth through state and local law enforcement
agencies. She has developed a successful behavior program for
classroom management, and besides writing her weekly column PRIME TIME
PARENTING for Child Care Magazine, is also the author of THE
KIDNAPPING OF MARY, a novel for young adults.
She is married to a naturalist, and although they make their permanent
home in Alaska, they spend many months out of the year in field
studies. Their research is used for curriculum development of a
program that incorporates behavior management with the natural
sciences and fine arts. They have lived aboard sailboats to study the
ocean, in the wilderness to study the mountains, and are founders of
THE WILDERNESS SCHOOL, where they "take learning back to nature."
Graham can be reached at
By Sheri Karan
Day Care Providers
Karan is a family daycare provider
located in Pennsylvania, and cares for six children; in addition to her
own two children. Children
are the primary focus of her life, but writing is her passion.
Previously a staff writer of a local newspaper, and a student of
media pursuing her degree, she is looking to combine her love of
children with her passion for writing.
is an aspiring children’s author, and also writes poetry and short
stories. Her dream is to
help parents and caregivers better understand each other and forge a
strong bond for the care of each child.
is the forum host for Learning, Sharing and Caring for children, (www.delphi.com/childcaring)
and has a website dedicated to her home daycare,
She is also dedicated to her own children’s education and is currently homeschooling both of her children.
her spare time, what precious moments there are, Sheri enjoys web design, biking, cooking, gardening and reading.
She has traveled in Europe, visiting Austria, Germany, Belgium, Holland, France, and Italy as part of an American choir.
She enjoys traveling to the beach in the winter, and also enjoys the fresh air of the mountains in the summer.
By Christine L.
Christine L. Pollock
Music & Art in Child
Pollock is a stay-at-home mother
of three wonderful boys. She
has a BS in Elementary Education with minors in Keyboard (music) and
Christine is a licensed home daycare provider and loves it!
She also does freelance writing.
For a few years now, she has written alumni newsletters for
reunions at a local college and has had an article on colic accepted by At-Home
Mother. Christine is
also a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature.
In her free time,
she loves to play the piano and she also enjoys learning about computers
(computer repair and programming).
She loves to surf the Internet and visit child care forums.
Another favorite pastime is reading.
written several children’s books and hopes to write full time when all
her children are in school.
If you have any
questions or comments (especially favorable ones), please feel free to
contact her at
Child Care Start-ups
By Victoria L. Pietz
Victoria L. Pietz
Child Care Start-Ups Columnist (Past)
Business Cents Columnist
Victoria L. Pietz
lives on a farm in Birnamwood, Wisconsin. Yes, She is a cheese
head! She and her husband run a dairy farm and board horses. Victoria
was a service sales manager in an automotive dealership and recently
started substitute teaching. It gives her more time for the
important things in life, such as their little girl that took them 15
years of trying to have. She was involved in a car and train
accident and realized that life was too short. Thankfully we all
She went to college at night for
eleven years, while working full-time as a service manager.
Victoria acquired her bachelor of science degree in business
management with a minor in marketing. She also has two associate
degrees, one in small business management and one in accounting.
She runs a tax and bookkeeping business out of her home. This is
her eleventh year in business!
When she is not working, she loves to
write, read, crochet, sew, ride horses, cook and spend time enjoying
life with her family and friends.
Victoria L. Pietz can be reached at
By Emily Bridges & Audrey Gilger
Emily R. Bridges &
Nurses in Child Care Columnists
Emily R. Bridges
Emily R. Bridges.
Though her profession is
nursing, her passion is
mothering. Emily is a
Freelance Writer and the
Owner of a home-based
preschool. Her writing
endeavors include authorship
of a preschool curriculum, a
creativity in local
children, and award-winning
writing in college. To wrap
it up, she's the: Universal
mother, and the mom that
giggles hysterically at
Disney’s latest movie.
can reach Emily at:
Audrey resides in the
beautiful countryside of
Pennsylvania nestled among
the Amish farms and the busy
cities. Her profession is
nursing, most extensively in
pediatrics, but writing and
being a mom are her greatest
Her writings are diverse,
from editorials for local
newsletters, to short
stories written for national
church papers and poetry
that is published in the
National Library of Poetry.
First and foremost she has a
love for children...her own
and all others and wants to
see the world a safer and
better place for them all.
You can email Audrey at
By Sharon Wren
Child Care Issues Columnist
Sharon Wren has been
freelance writing for several years and recently made the jump into
full-time freelancing. She is the Managing Editor for Humor and
Satire at Suite 101 and is also their Wildlife News and Humor
Contributing Editor. She is a regular columnist for the Laughter Loaf
and is a guest columnist at Southern Angel. She is also the
Parenting Humor Wizard for
recently published her first ebook, “Overworked & Underpaid”. She is
currently writing a parenting guide called “Dr. Spock Never Said It’d
Be Like This” for
lives with her husband, two
son's Logan and Tyler, 5
daschunds, 2 cats and
assorted geese, ducks and
birds on an island on the
Mississippi River. She
has another son, also known
as Logan’s partner in crime,
coming in September.
Her biggest accomplishment
this spring was dealing with
the river flooding, which
left 4 inches of water in
the basement for 6 weeks,
and the snakes that seemed
to come out of hiding only
when she went downstairs to
do laundry. In spite
of the excess water, she
enjoys living on the river
and is hoping no one gives
her children a copy of
“Huckleberry Finn” until
they’re old enough not to
want to raft down the
Sharon can be reached at
By D.J. McCormick
Gifted Children Columnist
DJ McCormick lives
and works in east Texas. She is an educator with many
years of experience. DJ McCormick has worked with
children from infancy to high school. She currently
teaches science at the local middle school. These
experiences have enabled her to work with children who
are gifted, in need of special education, and students
who are learning English as a second language.
McCormick also writes middle reader novels. Her focus
is to teach children about the environment and the
importance of its protection. Beyond fictional
writing, DJ McCormick is also working on lesson plan
guides for teachers. The focus of these books is to
bring hands-on and discovery learning approaches into
science classrooms. Emphasis is also placed on the
integration of subjects.
DJ McCormick is an
energetic and enthusiastic person. To find out more
about her, or ask a question, please contact the
By Bernie Knox
Children with Disabilities
is a freelance writer who
reads the bible every day.
She has written the text for
a picture book that she
calls, "When God Made Days."
Bernie finds herself
herself by her first name in
a format such as this, and
so she will call herself
Mrs. Knox has one daughter,
now a young woman with a son
of her own. She also has two
nephews who have become sons
to her. She has begun to
wonder whether, in her old
age, she will insist that
they were born from her own
body. By old age, she does
not mean next year, or
Since the birth of her
grandson, Mrs. Knox has
begun to see herself as an
ancestor, as well as a
parent, sister, aunt,
daughter, mother-in-law, and
sister-in-law. They can all
be reached at
By Debbie Campbell
Child Care Advice Columnist
Debra Campbell is the
mother of 2 teenagers and has been in the child care
field for 14 years. She holds a National CDA
Credential and is currently a center director.
She loves writing
poetry and silly songs and has been published in the
American Treasury of Poetry. Music and
singing are two of her passions. Since she
was born a bluegrass Kentucky girl, country music is
her favorite. She now resides in sunny Florida .
By Patricia Son & Kris Williams
Patricia Son & Kris Williams
School Activities Columnist
Patricia Son (Past)
Patricia Son hails from
a small town just outside Ann Arbor, Michigan. She
has been in an executive management position for ten
years. During her career, she has done extensive
corporate writing such as employee policies and
procedures, job descriptions, and benefits handbooks.
Also, she has produced many resumes for job seekers
from entry level to displaced executives. When the
high tech company she worked for closed their Michigan
office, she began to look for ways to expand her
freelance writing opportunities.
She has been on both
sides of the child care spectrum. Patricia was in
the childcare business for over four years and has
also used childcare for 18 of the years she has been a
parent. Patricia is a single parent of four children
ranging from 9 to 23, all still living at home. She
is also the proud owner of two Golden Retrievers and
is a Team Manager for a Destination Imagination team.
You may reach her at
Editor of Child Care Magazine
By Noreen Wyper
Kitchenlab Kindermath Columnist
is a writer
whose primary interest is to write educational columns and articles for
parents and caregivers of young children. Her emphasis is upon the
knowledge and skills their children need to develop by the end of the
Kindergarten years. She also writes poetry and short, non-fiction
stories based on her own true personal experiences.
She has been published in
Chicken Soup for the Parent's Soul" book, 2000.
Raised in Northern Ontario,
Canada, Noreen attended Laurentian University where she received a
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/ Environmental Studies. Later, she
received a Bachelor of Education along with both a Primary Education
Specialist and Dramatic Arts Specialist from Nipissing University. She
is also a graduate of The Institute of Children’s Literature in
Before she retired, Noreen
spent thirty-two years in Primary Education, privately tutored out of
her home and instructed as an Associate Professor for Nipissing
Noreen is an active mother
and grandmother who enjoys the country, beaches, walking, skating,
cross-country skiing, reading and volunteering through her church. She
has experienced some travel across Canada, Northern Europe, and the
State of Michigan.
Noreen can be contacted at
By Tracy Livingston
Education In Child Care
Tracy Livingston is an
educator on leave to pursue her writing career. She
has her master’s degree in education, and has had the
opportunity to teach in the second and sixth grades.
has also taught Kindergarten-Third grade as a
specialist for those students acquiring English as
their Second Language. At that time she also wore the
hat of "Title 1 Coordinator" for her school.
In Tracy's new role,
she is home for the first time and enjoying her
writing, volunteer work at her son’s school and her
newest passions yoga, Pilates and tennis. She has one
published work at this point in her career, it is a
poem selected for an anthology book. Her son and
husband are very supportive of her writing and for
this she is thankful.
Tracy welcomes the
opportunity to share my thoughts and knowledge of the
field of education. She can be reached at
By Jenifer McCrea
is a lifelong writer who, after trying
many different career-paths in corporate America, and taking an
aptitude test, realized the only jobs she will enjoy are freelance
writing, being a wife, and a Mother.
Having been a
child and currently a woman, Jenifer is specifically interested in
women’s and children’s issues.
Jenifer grew up
in New York State, Texas, and California. Currently residing near
Research Triangle Park in North Carolina, she is working through her
cultural confusion and attempting to reconcile her New York attitude
with Southern gentility.
can reach Jenifer at
By Linden McNeilly
Toddler and Teen Columnist
Linden McNeilly is a
graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz
in English Literature. She spent seven years doing
marketing and editing for various public relations
organizations before becoming an English teacher.
She has contributed to
publications such as Porter Gulch Review, Coy Dog
Review, the Santa Cruz Sentinel and is currently
working on a regional column for the Watsonville
Register-Pajaronian. She lives in the Santa Cruz
Mountains on the central coast of California with her
husband, a high school administrator, and teenage son
and two year old daughter. She works part time as a
sixth grade teacher in order to maximize time with her
can reach her at
By Karen Davison
Nutrition in Child Care
Karen Davison lives in
Abbotsford, British Columbia and has worked as a
registered dietitian for 11 years. She provides
nutrition counseling to adults and children with
diabetes, gastrointestinal problems, cancer,
cardiovascular disease, mental handicaps, mental
illness, eating disorders, feeding tubes and
swallowing difficulties. Her educational background
also includes a Master of Science Degree in Community
Health and certification as a diabetes educator and
health education specialist.
include swimming, reading, flying, traveling and
writing. She recently completed a book titled
“Eating Disorders and Diabetes: A Guide For The
Health Professional” and has written a variety of
nutrition education resources. She also writes
articles for The Diabetes Interview Magazine and
Gastrostomy Support Network.
By Julia Black
Dealing with Difficulties
Julia Black was born and
raised in California and moved to Tennessee in
December 1999. She is a mother of two boys. Jonah, who
is four and Gavin, who is going to be one April 2002.
She has been married for 6 years to her husband Lance,
a musician. They moved to Tennessee so Lance could
pursue his career in music. (No, it is not country
music!) Julia has worked in the Child care Industry
for four years, until she quit to be a stay at home
She has recently started
pursuing a lifelong dream of writing. Her baby Gavin,
had a heart transplant at the age of 6 months. Since
her eyes have been opened to the world of the
hospital, Julia wants to write to help people who
might be in situations like hers. Other than writing
(during that small window of opportunity when the baby
is sleeping and Jonah is watching Scooby-Doo), Julia
is a self-proclaimed health food nut who enjoys
reading, working out, scrap booking, and going to
garage sales. She loves practicing Yoga, and would
love to be a Yoga Instructor someday.
You can reach Julia at
By Julie Miller
Behavior Management Columnist
Active in outdoor
education and recreation for over 15 years, Julie
Miller is now a part-time freelance writer. She has
worked with children of various ages and ability
levels in organized camping and child care settings.
Along the way, she taught four years at the collegiate
level, ran a sport camp for elementary aged children
and adolescents, and worked at a Montessori school.
Currently, she resides
in the greater Chicagoland area of Illinois.
Questions or comments should be sent to
By Heather Grant
Activities for Preschoolers
Heather Grant was
born and has lived in Colorado her whole life. She has
been doing in- home childcare for five years and has
worked as a part-time teacher’s aide at their local
She has done
extensive research over the years on the Core
Knowledge Series and has just embarked on home
schooling her own children.
She has three boys,
ages 6, 4, and 3 months; a 10-year-old stepson and a
5-year-old stepdaughter. Heather comments, “I love to
have a houseful of children!”
woodworking and anything crafty. In her spare time she
also enjoys writing or watching a movie with her
You can reach her at
By Anita York
Anita York has been
homeschooling her four youngest children for the past
17 years. In addition, she teaches other homeschoolers
at a resource center, and is a contracted Editor,
Copyeditor, and Manuscript Screener for three
different on-line publishers. She is also the
Promotions Manager for the wonderful NovelAdvice.com
writing site, and builds and manages the SF, Fantasy,
and Romance Author Spotlights pages at SimeGen.com.
She and her husband are
raising their children on five acres of the beautiful
Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, where the
family spends seven evenings a week at a local dairy
while mom and dad milk the cows.
Her home business,
EagleMountain Reading, Writing, and Research Services,
provides a variety of services geared towards helping
beginning as well as established authors with various
aspects of the writing process.
By Alicia Adams
Software, Website, & Game Review Columnist
A former software instructor
and current systems administrator, Alicia Adams has
been working directly with computers for the past
three years. She is also a freelance writer who has
taken the buffet approach to her craft: she has
written and published everything from product copy and
radio commercials to poetry and even one celebrity
interview. She is slowly making her way into the
jungle of children’s publishing and hopes to set up
permanent camp there.
Alicia lives in a small
Ohio town with her very first husband, a son, a
daughter, and a goldfish named Silver. She enjoys
volunteering, traveling, and catching up on the latest
episode of “SpongeBob SquarePants” with her children.
She wakes up every morning cheered by the thought that
the laundry somehow finished itself overnight and is
currently working toward achieving one of her lifetime
goals: interviewing her idol, Bill Nye the Science
You can contact Alicia
By Kris Williams
10 Best Lists (Child related
Kris is the Editor
of Child Care Magazine,
Alternative Ideas Magazine,
Child Care Web Site,
Ebook Publishing. She
is also a Domestic Engineer and Mom to four beautiful
children. Also added to her list of titles are Author,
Webmaster, Freelance Writer, and a now regular columnist here at CCM.
Kris loves to read,
write, edit, create, and more. She runs many online
sites and enjoys her role in each of them. She is
often found singing a song, cleaning something,
watching a children's video with her children, or
other various activities with her children. Lots of
smiles in this household!
You can contact her