About

I don’t know about you but I understood the playground… be nice, share the swings and don’t throw sand.  It was what happened when they outgrew the playground that totally confused me. Especially as I entered the teen years!  The eye rolling, the bickering, being told “you just don’t understand”, the overflowing dirty clothes hamper, slammed doors, talking to someone who always has headphones on, and I could keep going but I think you get that point.  I started to look around online for direction and nuggets of advice but they were few and far between.  There was no What To Expect When You Have a Teenager manual for me to turn to.  That’s why I’ve retooled Beyond the Park

I wanted to 425offer modern parents (like us) with teens and tweens a place to hear about the best products, apps, and services to keep them healthy and out of trouble.  Like you, I’m a modern, savvy parent trying to keep all the balls in the air and navigate raising a teen, tween and 7 yr old in the digital age.

I have appeared on ABC News, WGN, NBC5 & You & Me.  I’ve also been a contributor to Chicago Parent.com and my work has appeared on the Huffington Post.

Welcome to the newly imagined Beyond the Park…

XO