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
I have always believed that it is a lot easier to explore the World freely when you understand where the edge of the earth is. That’s how I parent. “You can climb the tree if you know you can get back down.” “You can eat that dessert if you know you have had your 8 servings of fruits and vegetables plus some protein.” Knowing the rules, and understanding the house expectations helps children establish their core. As they get older though their need for trust, for opportunities, for freedom is even greater. It can be scary as a parent to loosen the reins, but it’s necessary. If you don’t let your teens off leash how will you ever be sure that they are ready to go it alone; behind the wheel, at a job, in a relationship. Okay, stop hyperventilating. We don’t have to get ahead of ourselves. Let’s start slow and easy. I have some ideas to get you out of the starting gate. Below are 9 rules to give teens freedom and keep them safe. Best of all they will give you peace of mind in the process.
Register Your Flight Plan
In my house, before you can embark on your day of freedom you have to present your plan to me first. Your plans can change, but you must get permission before you change them. Standard text rates apply.
My goal as a parent is to do such a good job preparing my kids for adulthood that I put myself out of a job. Real freedom? Eventually becoming a grandparent who, after a visit, gives her grandchildren back to her own kids/their parents and then takes a vacation with her free time! Just kidding. (Sort of.)
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.