Heather is the single mother of 2 kids. Prior to her writing on the topic of divorce, Heather founded and managed WordsByMom.com, a showcase of children's book reviews. Heather's work received much media attention and she was featured on many Canadian and American television shows including Canada AM, The Marilyn Denis Show and Breakfast Television. Heather was also featured on many radio shows throughout North America and her writing has been published in many newspapers and magazines.
Heather graduated from York University in 1997 with an Honours degree in Psychology. She has been featured on several radio shows, talking about WordsByMom.com and the importance of reading with and to children, including guest spots on Radio Disney and The Mom RN Show with Tamara Walker. She is the featured book blogaholic on Parent Tested, Parent Approved Media.
Heather's divorce taught her much about how to come through the storm stronger and happier than ever before. She is now sharing her secrets with the world in the hopes of helping other people weather the storm. She is a Life Coach and writes practical pieces that all divorcing and divorced parents can relate to.
For divorced moms, Father's Day can stir up a lot of emotions, and many of us are unsure how to acknowledge the day or whether to acknowledge it at all. Divorce as a whole comes with so many ambiguities. Father's Day and Mother's Day, however, shouldn't be ambiguous at all.
In our lifetime we share so many things and people....but what happens when those people are suddenly your children? How do you share them with someone with whom you used to share your life and dreams?
03/04/2016 01:22 EST
For me, there is no topic tougher to talk to kids about than death. We are told to use direct and simple language and to speak in a way to ensure that the message is clear... no ambiguity. While anyone faced with this situation should seek the advice of a grief counsellor, I also tend to turn to books written for children.
12/12/2011 06:58 EST
My business world is that of picture books... reading, writing, reviewing and keeping tabs on what's hot and what's not. There has been much buzz of late, arguing that the picture book is dead. Whethe...
10/28/2011 04:44 EDT
Anxiety and back to school jitters are normal and even healthy to a certain degree. How can we as parents ease our children through this transition? As a writer and book reviewer, it should come as no surprise that when I needed help easing my children into a new school year, I turned to books.
08/15/2011 05:04 EDT
Reading summertime-themed books is a great way to allow our children to enjoy summer in a bit of a different way. A picture book about power outages, a summer heat wave occurrence, can shed some positive light for us and our kids on the brighter side of a blackout.
07/27/2011 01:23 EDT
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