Emailing With My Girlfriends

Michelle Dickstein is a Midwest transplant from the East Coast with her husband. Michelle has her Masters of Public Health and works full-time outside of the home. Michelle writes about her adventures in life as the mother of three adorable and curly-headed young daughters, two of which are identical twins. In addition she writes for Northeast Ohio Parent magazine, blogs (Emailing with My Girlfriends and Kveller) and has made appearances on CBS 19 and Fox 8 news as a lifestyle and parenting "expert" (whatever that means)! Michelle is co-authoring a book (and looking for a literary agent and publisher)!

The flu is not to be messed with

I am going to out myself. I am a vaccination zealot. Everyone has an opinion about vaccinations, especially the flu shot. People will say they don’t “believe” in vaccinations. I think saying you... Read more

I have a mommy confession...

All right, I think we know each other well enough now for me to confess. DEEP BREATH. I don’t find being a mom terribly difficult. This is hard for me to share because I feel like I am in t... Read more

Breastfeeding Support Groups in Northeast Ohio

As a Certified Lactation Counselor, I have been educated about breastfeeding, and one of the big components for breastfeeding success is social support. New moms have so much going on right after a ne... Read more

Parenting with Positivity

When my oldest daughter was 13 months old I made a new friend who just so happened to be a child therapist. The first question out of her mouth after I introduced myself was “Do you have any little ... Read more

Talk To Your Kids About Prescription Medications At Every Age

It’s cliché for a reason, but our kids are growing up in a world which seems to be moving faster and faster. I will be the first to admit, I do not have personal experience with teenage kids beyond... Read more

The Biggest Shock Of My Life

You grow up having a certain image of what your life will be like as a “grown up.” Some people are very specific and prescribed, like where they will live and work, when they will get married and ... Read more

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