Lora R. specializes in family issues that include practical approaches to inner discipline, harmony among family members, and holistic approaches to life. Wise consumer choices, healthy eating, and deep enjoyment of the moment we are given all concern her. She also specializes in animal care, particularly small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and some arachnids. While Lora has not camped in several years, she loves being in the outdoors. Nature is one of the best medicines we can apply to our lives as we work our way through mortality and its duties, schedules, technology, and mental/physical imbalances. Social concerns that affect the family also hold her attention as state and federal regulation attempts to redefine what Nature has designed. The education of children, as well as their nurture at home, continues to be an issue Lora actively participates in on the local level.
Lora has two gardens: one is for vegetables like tomatoes, corn, and pumpkins; the other is her herb garden where she grows chickweed, purselane, chives, echinacea, and more. One of her favorite herbs is fresh basil, which she considers worthy to replace both pepperoni and cheese on a homemade vegetarian pizza. Lora can bake many kinds of bread, make a pizza, throw together a meal with minimum supplies at the end of the month, and make it memorable (the secret is the company you keep). Lora has many of the skills and talents that so many other parents have: budgeting, healthcare, cooking, teaching, weighing the words a child says with what they really mean, and the ability to get up in the middle of the night and go and sit on a bed and listen to someone really little having what they consider a crisis. Without laughing at them or losing patience.
Lora enjoys reading classic literature. She revisits with the Bronte sisters regularly for some old fashioned conversation in hopes to throw off some of the post-modern ennui that creeps into daily life.
Lora attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she received her degree in Linguistics.
Lora R. has many years of pet care in the home as well as several years experience in the retail pet business. She has given public lectures on animals, detailing their care and relating some of the wonder and humor that comes of animal/human relations. Her experience ranges from dogs, cats, and small animals, to exotics such as arachnids, reptiles, and amphibians.
Lora R. writes about family life based upon nearly twenty years' worth of experience as an attachment-oriented homeschooling mother. She has dealt with children's disabilities in the form of high functioning autism, developmental delays, and speech disorders. These and other topics like breastfeeding, cesarean sections, early childhood, teens, childhood education and literacy, have all served as topics for her writing. She has published articles in La Leche League's "New Beginnings" magazine.
Lora R. writes about women's issues based upon personal experience as well as careful research. She has written about self care that includes spiritual as well as physical well being. Lora has published articles in La Leche League's magazine. She recently sold an article titled "Trust Yourself".
Lora has written articles on parenting issues including breastfeeding and gentle discipline. She has addressed parent and school issues such as student motivation, communication between parents and school authorities, and finding balance in the school/family life situation. Lora has public school as well as cyber school experience as a parent and approaches issues in a conversational tone that helps ease family stress and illuminate creative options that others may not have considered.
Lora has many years of experience writing content for newsletters that have been published within her church community. She organizes calendars, provides contact information for various organizations within her church, and writes inspirational insight as well as household tips for general use.