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
In light of the tragic events in Newtown, CT that came at the heels of 2012 I have seen a lot of people posting about a need to find and acknowledge more joy in their lives this year. My friend Rebecca Saltman posted a great idea on her facebook page that I was moved to take up myself. She suggested having a jar for the year, and in it periodically adding notes about impactful moments of joy. Then on New Years Eve you open the jar and relive the joyous moments all over again by reading and sharing the notes within.
Like many people I know I have suffered some set backs and personal difficulties these the last couple of years. But through it all I have tried to focus on seeing a bright side, even when surrounded by clouds. I found that my days were eliding together so much that I felt a need to acknowledge each day with its calendar number in my first update of the day on my personal facebook page. That helped to slow me down, but it didn’t always help me take note of the joy in my life, which made the long days longer. That’s why when I saw my friend’s idea I was excited to get started collecting joy. Now if you are familiar with my work you know that my artistry is on the stage, the screen or in the recording studio. I am not what you would call crafty. But lack of experience aside, I dove into this task with an open mind and an open heart. Here’s what I created. I hope it provides some joyful inspiration for you this year.
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Glass full of Joy
A glass full of JOY. You can collect notations about the joy you experience throughout the year. Then on New Years Eve you can pour out your notations and and relive those precious moments all over again.
For more tips on talking to your kids about violence and the Newtown tragedy please go HERE.
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, TOUT and LinkedIn.