sample speaking topics

  • Eldercare: family relationships, communication, dementia care, strategic planning.
  • Momfidence for Beginners
  • 21st Century Parenthood
  • Working Parents
  • From Parenting to Parent-Caring
  • Magazine writing
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Speaking & Special Projects

I've been the featured speaker for groups ranging in size from 12 to 1,200. (See appearance sampler below.) I aim to blend insight, knowledge, and humor for messages that are inspirational as well as informational -- and not too boring to sit through.

I've been interviewed on family-care by dozens of other media outlets (TV/radio/print/web), including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The CBS Early Show, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Real Simple, American Baby, The Caregiver Hour, state public radio, and local newspapers.

I accept corporate consulting projects where the fit is good and appropriate, including content development, product ideation and marketing, and corporate spokesperson work.


Partial Client List

  • Rodale/Mead-Johnson
  • The Center for Environmental Health
  • The Parenting Group (Time Inc.)
  • Smallnest
  • First Moments/Graco
  • Gerber
  • kajeet
  • American Library Association
  • American Baby
  • Nickelodeon/Let’s Just Play program
  • Guideposts




Aging in America annual meeting
San Francisco (2011); Chicago (2010)

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association Annual Meeting -- keynote speaker
Madison, WI

American Society of Journalists and Authors
Panelist, Annual meeting
New York City
Charlotte Parent Moms@Work Luncheon -- keynote speaker
Charlotte, NC

Carolina Parent working moms annual breakfast -- keynote speaker
Raleigh-Durham, NC


Photograph by Charles Harris