An Interview with Pauline Campos

An Interview with Pauline Campos

by Twigtale

Pauline Campos's book BabyFat was released in September, 2015! Pauline is a member of Twigtale's Parent Advisory Council and we are delighted to profile her and celebrate her new book. We asked Pauline to answer nine questions about her book, parenting, storytelling, her next projects and her spirit animal. We are so happy to share her voice with you. 

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Making Nightmares - A Creative Way to Help Young Kids with Nightmares

Making Nightmares - A Creative Way to Help Young Kids with Nightmares

by Carrie Southworth, co-founder

As a parent, I often think I can help my child better than anyone else.  But recently I was reminded that great ideas can come from anyone who loves and cherishes your child.

You see, my 4 year-old daughter Savannah had been having trouble with nightmares.  Nothing too extreme.  Just the occasional middle of the night wake-up, cry-fest.  We would go in, help comfort her, and she'd go back to sleep.

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5 Ways to Blow Your Kids' Minds

 5 Ways to Blow Your Kids' Minds

by Phoebe Hayman

You’re a mom. So, really, you’re the caterer, the cleaner, the taxi driver, the tutor, the referee, the nurse, and the guidance counselor (or as my husband calls it — the reality facilitator). These are all the amazing things your kids see in you everyday. 

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The Twigtale Twelve - Allison Lefrak

The Twigtale Twelve - Allison Lefrak

by Twigtale

Allison Lefrak works as a consumer protection attorney at the Federal Trade Commission where she focuses on issues of privacy and data security. Previously, she was the Litigation Director at a non-profit organization that sought to promote compliance with human rights norms through domestic litigation. Allison spent ten years in private practice, most recently at Reed Smith LLP. She served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Welton Curtis Sewell of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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Maternity Leave Zen

Maternity Leave Zen

by Allison Lefrak

It took me two days of maternity leave—before the baby arrived—to get over the feeling that I was playing hooky.   

I got a pedicure, stocked up on groceries, prepared meals and froze them, organized the baby clothes, installed the car seat. By day three, I’d long since forgotten about work and was toying with the idea of outlining a novel.

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The Twigtale Twelve - Katy Tanghe

The Twigtale Twelve - Katy Tanghe

by Twigtale

Katy Tanghe is married to Mike and mother to Lily, Henri and Mary. She spent 16 years working in public relations for both large companies and small non-profits. She and her family currently reside in Del Mar, California and enjoy traveling, playing Headbanz, and chasing each other in the surf.  

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Talking to Kids About Gender Identity - Part 3

Talking to Kids About Gender Identity - Part 3

by Twigtale

Twigtale thinks the conversation about gender is an important one – it is about about personal identity and gender equality. It's also a conversation that can take several forms. Explaining why certain toys are marketed to girls or boys, why women and men typically dress in different styles of clothes, or what the word "tomboy" means are all part of a discourse on gender identity. 

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