Kristi is an internationally published health and parenting writer, mother of two, and homeschool mom. Her work has appeared in Parents, What to Expect, Good Housekeeping, Real Simple, and many others.Kristi believes the parenting space should be open and honest, a place to connect and feel less alone. She advocates for honest communication between all parents and strives to tell hard parenting truths in her writing.
In her writing career, Kristi has worked closely with pediatricians, child development experts, and mental health providers and has done extensive research on early childhood development and education.
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