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. My first publication Let’s TALK is a book about teaching problem-solving skills to girls. My second book is a memoir about our family dog Smooch: Smooch’s World (We Just Lived In It). I am currently working on a new book. Check back for updates!

Happy reading,

Dr. Kristan Shimpi