Miss Lori came to National attention in 2006 as the host of The PBS Kids Preschool block which she continued to ﬁlm until 2009. However, she has always been Miss Lori through her company, Miss Lori’s CAMPUS, through which she has produced her 2008 iparenting award winning CD "Music n' Movement TOGETHER!" her family favorite DVD “Activate & Be Great!,” her original mixed media theatrical production “GROWING!,” her children’s stories “Little Miss Lori; Adventures in ﬁve year old living,” and the healthy interstitials she self produced which air on WTTW PBS Kids Chicago.
For the past five years Miss Lori’s CAMPUS has also teamed up with WTTW to produce and perform over 70 free live family concerts a year in the Illinois viewing area. In addition to her performance work Miss Lori is a highly regarded Social Media Inﬂuencer, and much sought after spokesperson, consultant and speaker. Her insightful thoughts about life, parenting and the social media threads that run through them are as real as her music. She has inspired audiences at BlogWorld, Blogalicious, SheCon, Pitch Reﬁnery and the Social Rev Up Brands and Bloggers Conference. Miss Lori also lends her talents directly to businesses, performing her own special brand of "Marketainment," (Marketing + Entertainment), to strengthen the ties between companies and families through live events, videos and posts on MissLori.TV.
Miss Lori has championed brand messages for Sears, Cricket, Whirlpool, Lane Bryant, 1800Baskets, Nintendo, Chrylsler, Tropicana, GM, and Kodak to name a few. She has also served as a spokesperson and ambassador for organizations like The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women BetterU program, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Healthy Smiles Healthy Children campaign.
But of all the titles Miss Lori holds her favorite is that of mom to her three children, Skyler, KAiANN and Jaedyn. Children and families across the country have fallen in love with Miss Lori's boundless energy, and passion, as well as her commitment to the development of young minds and bodies, all in an efort to strengthen the nuclear family. Her ability to foster creativity and imagination is a gift to treasure for many years to come. As Miss Lori always says “Let Your SMILE Shine On!”TM
Seasonal allergies are not so seasonal anymore. These days they seem to last all year long. For example, we are almost at the end of September and the mold count in my city remains as high as it was in the thick of Summer. It is unbearable. All over my social feeds I see people complaining that their noses are closed up. I’ve seen updates from friends likening the pain that they are experiencing in their heads to feeling like they are trapped in a vice. I see people at my concerts yawning repeatedly, not out of boredom, but in a desperate attempt to unplug their ears. I know I have suffered from what feels like battery acid dripping down the back of my throat. My ears are itching, and I have a nagging cough that keeps me awake. Sounds like a cold doesn’t it? It isn’t, it’s just symptoms of my allergies. However, if we don’t tend to these symptoms they could evolve into sinusitis, bronchitis, or even pneumonia. That is why I have had to come up with a seasonal allergies action plan to combat the onslaught of allergens and allergy symptoms that threaten my quality of life on a near daily basis. I’m not a doctor. I don’t even play one on TV. I am just a working mom who’s livelihood is dependent upon her voice, and who doesn’t get paid sick days no matter how bad she is feeling. I can’t afford to let seasonal allergies get the best of me so I have 16 remedies that I rely on to keep my breath flowing. I use the same tricks on my kids too which helps keep them in school instead of out. Hey, seasonal allergies or not, we all have a job to do, and it’s so much easier to do it if we can breathe!
Note: these are tips that have worked for me and my family, and are not intended to be medical advice. Always consult your doctor before trying any new treatment.
When was the last time you cleaned your vents? How about changing your filter on your furnace? Dusting your ceiling fan? you get the idea. If you don't want to have allergies, try not to surround yourself with allergens if you can help it. Oh, and be sure to wear a mask before you start to clean otherwise you will end up aspirating the very thing you are trying to avoid.
Additional work from Miss Lori can be found at
MissLori.TV, Wearetherealdeal.com, YoungChicagonista, and TheChicagoMoms.com.
You can also see her Activating to Be Great at
Miss Lori’s CAMPUS on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn.