About Kristan

I am a writer, blogger, and a mom to two teenagers. I use this blog to document all the exciting and mundane things that happen during the middle-age years.

After earning a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, I co-developed an academic support skills curriculum at the Duke Child and Family Study Center. Recently, I published a book about teaching problem-solving skills to girls. My special interests include teaching self-awareness and advocacy skills.

Currently, I am the Foster Support Manager at Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary, while also helping build out the school wellness and youth programming initiatives.

Happy reading,

Dr. Kristan Shimpi