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
Our country suffered another gut wrenching tragedy today. The details are still unfolding, but what is unmistakeable is the pain and devastation that everyone is experiencing. My youngest was home with me when the bombings occurred. My initial instinct was to turn on the TV and soak up any information available, but I stopped myself, for her sake. My daughter didn’t need to be inundated with carnage, fear, and speculation. She didn’t need to be more afraid, because let’s face it, these days life is scary enough. Hours later when her older sister came home I could see that my decision was in fact a wise one, because unlike her younger sibling my eldest daughter had been fully exposed to the media coverage of the tragedy. She came home full of fear, anger, frustration and depression all inspired by the days’ events. It was too much. It is too much, for any child. Truth be told it’s too much for this adult too. Which is why I wanted to share with you seven things that I am doing to help all of my children cope with this and every public tragedy that crosses their life’s path in these turbulent and uncertain times. Hopefully they will help your family too.
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Help Your Kids Cope With Tragedy
When tragedy takes place in the World it's easy to forget that in our zeal for information we can overwhelm our children. One parent to another i wanted to share 7 things that I am doing to keep my kids afloat in their childhood and not struggling in the deep end of adult misery.
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.
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