Family Life Stories

Welcome to My Bookshop

Welcome to My Bookshop

As an author and avid reader, I'm always concerned about the success of community treasures like independent bookstores. If you are too, check out Bookshop, a terrific new site where you can buy books and your purchases benefit the book stores you love. I've curating...

Crossover Fiction Gets Parents & Teens Talking

Crossover Fiction Gets Parents & Teens Talking

Numerous studies also confirm what every reader already knows—that the novel is an incomparable vehicle for the exploration of human social and emotional life. Literary critics and philosophers have long advanced the notion that one of fiction’s main jobs is to raise...

Changing The Way You Think About Women’s Fiction

Changing The Way You Think About Women’s Fiction

It’s a reality that male writers are taken more seriously than women writers. All anyone needs to do to become disheartened is read the Vida numbers. Trust me, I wish I could laugh when The Washington Post’s Ron Charles talked about “women gossiping about how their...

Parenting in Uncertain Times

Amidst any societal disruption, parents play the lead role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear. As a nurse and family counselor—and a mother—I know how overwhelming it can be to calm,...

Work With Lynne

Lynne Griffin RN, MEd is a content expert on health, education, parenting, and mental health. She’s been interviewed as an expert for numerous national and regional television and radio outlets and for print publications such as, Parents, Salon, Redbook, Good...