Michele is a mom of four and the author of 11 books for women and has published more than 1,300 articles, reviews, and curriculum to more than 100 different publications. Her articles and reviews have been published in Good Housekeeping, First For Women, Single Parent Family, Christian Single, and many other publications. Michele’s single parenting titles include Going It Alone and Still Going It Alone. After having undergone five shoulder surgeries, Michele saw the need for a women’s inspirational health-related book co-authored with her orthopedic surgeon titled, Burdens Do a Body Good: Meeting Life’s Challenges with Strength (and Soul), released in 2010 and from which Prescription for Life, their health, medical and surgical informational book is based.
How many children do you have and what are their ages?I have four children, Nicole, Katlyn, Corinne, and James. They are 24, 22, 21, and 18 years old respectively.
What’s your favorite parenting advice? Be in the moment with your children no matter what age they are, no matter where you are, no matter what. Those moments are the stuff of life.
How do you get your kids to eat well? Eating by example….and teaching kids to differentiate between real food and fake foods….and between eating for life rather than living to eat.
How do you get your kids to exercise? By making it a daily priority for me, which they “catch” and then model in their own lives. We also limited television to one hour a day when they were young and playing outside was a daily habit they enjoyed.
How do you recharge your own batteries? Time alone to read, think, and just be still.