Meet Our Contributors – Winter 2013

Get to know the eco-savvy contributors that make Green Child Magazine the resource you trust when it comes to organic living and natural parenting.

Here are the experts, activists, and leaders who helped make the Winter 2013 issue of Green Child Magazine possible.

Anne Michelsen

Radiation: What Every Woman Needs to Know

Anne Michelsen is a former La Leche League Leader and mother of two teens. As a freelance copywriter, she helps ethical and sustainable companies promote their products, and enjoys writing the occasional article on environmental issues. Anne and her family are in the process of relocating to a small farm in central Illinois, where they plan to raise something sustainable and delicious.

Lisa D Liguori

Healthy Beauty Tips for Pregnant Moms

Lisa D’ettorre-Liguori is a homeschooling mom who created Style Essentials, to merge her 30+ years of experience in the beauty industry with her passion for healthy living. Every day, Lisa educates women on how the safety of personal care products really is crucial to our health, all with a vivacious and helpful flair.  

Erica Ziel

Staying Active During Pregnancy

Erica Ziel, founder of Core Athletica Inc. is one of Southern California’s most sought-after experts for fitness-infused Pilates and personal training. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology & Health from Iowa State University and is a Certified Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor, Nutritionist and mom of three. Erica launched Knocked-Up Fitness for reaching the modern mom with real and relevant topics. 

Kelly BartlettMaking Time-Outs Positive

Kelly Bartlett is a Certified Positive Discipline Educator and writer with a focus on child development, family relationships, and discipline. She holds a BA in education and biology, and is a moderator on an international parenting forum on the topic of discipline and counsels parents on how to achieve better communication and more connected relationships with their kids. 

Mellisa Dormoy

Guided Relaxation: Peaceful Butterfly

Founder of ShambalaKids, Mellisa Dormoy is on a mission to teach self esteem, stress management and goal attainment to children everywhere. She is a raw food enthusiast, loves everything French (especially her husband) getting her hands dirty in the garden, homeschooling her two sons and meditation. 

Lauren Taylor

Simple Steps to a Clutter-free New Year

As Director of U.S. Public Relations for TerraCycle, Inc., the world’s leading upcycling and recycling company, Lauren Taylor helps manage various public relations programs and campaigns of TerraCycle and its brand partners.

Julia CookWhen Your Child Won’t Take No For an Answer

Julia Cook, a former teacher and school counselor, has received the Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award.  The National Parenting Center and Mom’s Choice Awards have honored her books. 

Tiffany CassanovaHandmade Style – Fashion

Tiffany Cassanova is an attorney, wife, and mom to two very busy boys – Tristin and Tyler. As a family, they have created an online resource,, dedicated to providing appropriate, entertaining – and really fun – content parents can watch with their children. 

Ashley AllmanA Family is a Team

Ashley Allman is co-founder of online natural products boutique, Ash & Alys Babes. She spends most of her time playing house with her two spirited sons, husband and two dogs, all of whom she uses for inspiration in every aspect of life. Ashley is committed to raising her children green and focuses a great deal of energy on feeding her children a healthy diet and raising them to be responsible stewards of our beautiful Earth. 

Herbal Pregnancy Teas

Alia Einstein-Diez started making bath and body crafts soon after her daughter was born. Having always been hypersensitive to chemicals and fragrances in commercial products (even so-called “natural” body products), when her baby turned out to be equally sensitive she started making her own soaps, herbal oils, butters, and much more. Through Gaia’s Kiss, she teaches how to make bath and body products on, where she has the highest selling workshops on the website. 

Jennie Lyon Headshot

Eco DIY – Polaroid Coaster Tiles

Jennie Lyon is a green lifestyle writer and the owner of Sweet Greens, an award-winning green lifestyle blog. She posts on simple, fun ways families can go green together – starting with her own. Jennie also writes green parenting, children’s how-to projects and green design posts at Inhabitots. She also writes sustainable living posts for Cascadian Farm, Applegate and is a member of Target’s Inner Circle and a Stonyfield Yo-Getters Ambassador

Christy-Funk-Belly-SproutThe Modern Mama’s Guide to Self-Care

Christy Funk is a natural childbirth advocate and organic-loving mother of two boys, aged 7 and 9, owner of Belly Sprout, a natural parenting store and community center. More than a place to find eco-friendly products, it’s a community for like-minded families, providing resources and products to guide them toward a more natural lifestyle.

Louise GoldbergWhat’s in Season & Nutritional Nuggets

A regular columnist for Green Child, Louise Goldberg is a registered dietician, specializing in maternal, child, and family nutrition. A board certified pediatric nutrition specialist, Louise practices at An Apple A Day Nutrition.

Anni DaulterIn Anni’s Conscious Kitchen

The author of Sacred Pregnancy and The Organic Family Cookbook, Anni Daulter is a Conscious Family Living lifestyle expert, professional cook, advocate of sustainable living and author of six books.

Sandy KrepsLiving with Less

Sandy Kreps is a writer, graphic designer/art director, and mom to two little boys. Through her Modern Simplicity blog, she is committed to teaching others about choosing a greener, simpler lifestyle. She has been writing, teaching and speaking on green living and simplicity subjects since 2007.

Green GrandmaAsk Green Grandma

Hana Haatainen Caye, aka The Green Grandma, is a wife, mother, and grandmother who shares her passion for common sense green and healthy living. Based on the most popular feature of her blog, Hana’s book, Vinegar Fridays, was released last year.

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