#TalkEarly was created with a simple goal in mind: Empower parents to be confident about their own decisions regarding alcohol, model healthy, balanced behaviors and create a foundation for starting conversations with their kids from an early age. 

 

By joining forces with influential parenting bloggers, we at The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility hope #TalkEarly inspires more conversations between parents and friends while providing parents with the tools to continue such dialogue with their kids for years to come. We want families to talk early, talk often and be healthy.

 
 
Why #RefreshYourFunny matters. Join us this month: 
 

 

Leticia Barr
Tech Savvy Mama

Leticia is the founder of Tech Savvy Mama, a site that assists parents in navigating the ever-changing world of technology. She uses her experience as a former teacher and technology specialist for a large DC Metro-area school system to share new technology and educational resources. She is a columnist for Parents.com where she shares quick technology tips and resources through her Tech Savvy Parents, writes for Babble Tech, and is a contributor to Scholastic Parents’ Learning Toolkit. Leticia enjoys the distinction of having been Parents Magazine’s Editors’ Pick for Best Tech BlogBabble’s Top 100 Mom Blogs and named as one of the 50 Top Twitter Moms by Babble. Leticia is a wife and mother of two children.

   
Stacey Ferguson
Justice Fergie

Stacey Ferguson, known online as Justice Fergie, is an avid veteran blogger, event producer, social media personality, public speaker, freelance writer and Chief Curator of the Be Blogalicious community and conferences celebrating diversity among women in social media. She was a contributing tech writer for Babble (a Disney brand); a vlogger on the 2011 OMMA award-winning SheKnows’ Mommalogues; and is an inaugural cast member of Go Mighty. Stacey is a proud ONE Campaign Community Partner, Shot@Life Fellow, and an Advisory Board Member of ‘we teach’ and iBlog Magazine. Stacey is a wife and mother of three kids. 

   
Meagan Francis
The Happiest Home

Meagan Francis is a blogger, author and the mom of five kids ages preschool to teen. In her book, The Happiest Mom: 10 Secrets To Enjoying Motherhood, and her blog, The Happiest Home, Meagan helps other parents find more satisfaction and enjoyment in family life. 

   
Kristen Howerton
Rage Against the Minivan

Kristen Howerton is a marriage and family therapist and professor of psychology at Vanguard University. Kristen is the author of the blog Rage Against the Minivan, where she explores issues of identity, race, adoption, parenting, and the sometimes embarrassing indignities of motherhood. In addition to her own blog, She is also a regular contributor to Disney’s parenting site Babble, as well as to Huffington Post and OC Family Magazine.

   
Jeannette Kaplun
Hispana Global

An award-winning journalist, speaker, spokesperson, social media influencer, Jeannette Kaplun has over 18 years of experience on TV, radio, online media and as a published author. In 2012 she launched Hispana Global with blogs and videos in Spanish and English. A UN Social Good Fellow, she has also been a speaker at major conferences throughout the US, Mexico and Chile regarding content, social media, social good, work/life balance and online communities, including BlogHer, Blogalicious, EVO, LATISM, Blissdom, Hispanicize, Social Media Week Miami, SheStreams and SheCon.  In 2011 she won LATISM´s Best Parenting Blogger award. She also contributes to Babble, Ser Padres magazine, Moms Clean Air Force, LatinaMom.me and other sites. Jeannette is a wife and mom to two tweens.

   
Adrian Kulp
Dad or Alive
Adrian Kulp is a blogger, author and TV producer. He writes for The Huffington Post and Dad or Alive, the same title of his first book with Penguin Publishing. He was named one of the top 17 social influencers of 2013 by Kids in the House and his blog has a TV/Film option with Sony Pictures Television and Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions. He most recently acted as the executive story producer on A&E's 'Modern Dads', which debuts in August of 2013. Adrian is also a husband and full-time stay-at-home dad for Ava, 3, and Charlie, 2, with a third child due in January of 2014.
   
Fadra Nally
All Things Fadra
Fadra Nally has always followed her passions and created careers around them: science, education, travel, technology, marketing. But when Fadra quit her corporate life, she found her true passion: telling stories, inspiring others, and making people laugh. She currently works as a social media professional, writes on her personal blog, All Things Fadra, one of Babble's Top 100 Mom Blogs, and manages Charitable Influence, a blogging network for social good. When she's not working, she's mothering a precocious 7-year-old son and a menagerie of pets in the suburbs of Baltimore, MD. 
   
Elena Sonnino
Live.Do.Grow

Elena Sonnino is a freelance writer, strategist, traveler, runner, cancer survivor and chaser of dreams. She is passionate about fostering self sufficiency and inspiring others by sharing travel, running and social good stories on her web site LiveDoGrow.com. Elena is a Shot@Life UN Foundation Social Good Fellow and Shot@Life champion, a member of Bloggers4Haiti, a member of ONE Moms, and is on the American Cancer Society Blogger Advisory Council working to Finish the Fight against cancer because she believes that each one of us can make a difference, big or small and that every moment matters. She is a wife and mother to one daughter. 

   
Ellen Williams and Erin Dymowski
The Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

Ellen Williams and Erin Dymowski are the two friends and writers who share the blog, The Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms - a place of support, sensibility, and fun. While they share a healthy dose of wit and humor on their blog, they have also been featured on Mamapedia and In The Powder Room and are freelance writers for Home Made Simple. They were BlogHer 2013 Humor Voices of the Year Honorees. Ellen was a doctor in her former life and has two daughters, 12 and 15 years old, with her husband Frank. Erin has returned to teaching this past year and has five children — four sons, 16, 12, 10, and 6 years old and a 14-year-old daughter with her husband Steve.

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