Michele Johansen is a writer in Bellevue, WA. She is the co-creator of the Ruby Slipper Guide, a website that lists activities and events for families living east of Seattle and blog that delves into the foils of parenting.
Articles by Michele Johansen
The internet is a free-for-all, with lots of very un-kid-friendly content a click away. With these browsers, get a shield from the bad stuff, and a little piece of mind.
Calling all future diplomats, inventors and entreprenuers: Here's how you can stimulate your child's ability to think and act creatively, despite the overall decline in kids'...
Be the teacher's pet parent this new school year by following these simple classroom etiquette rules.
Make back to school prep easy for yourself. Use our weekly countdown to avoid the last minute rush of shopping, setting up new schedules, and getting the kids ready for their new grade.
Why wait until January 1st? NOW is actually the perfect time to make resolutions. For many families, the start of the school year signifies a fresh start.
Predicting a tough transition to Kindergarten? No matter what your kiddo’s fear is, one of these books has an answer.
No more excuses: Even busy families are finding ways to get a meal on the table (almost) every night. And while it might all come down to saving money, the trend of more families eating...
Now more than ever, stocking up on school supplies can break the budget. Here's where to shop online to save money on your school supply list.
Get release dates for the family movies in theaters this fall. Put the schedule on your Cozi calendar to make a date for family fun.
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