Thanks for stopping by my About page!

I founded The We Turned Out Okay Podcast and weturnedoutokay.com to help parents of young children be happier at home. I’m an expert in child development with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and years of experience working with children.

How I Got Started:

In the depths of suffering from a debilitating chronic illness a few years ago, a friend asked me “while you are not able to use your hands, while you’re not physically capable of taking care of your family – what CAN you do?”

At that moment, I realized that even without normal hands I could still use my heart, mind, and voice. I could make parents of young children worry less, feel better, and enjoy more!

Mine is an effective approach to raising young children. Honed during years of education and experience, I teach parents concrete tools to handle the toughest parenting challenges – the ones that you most likely struggle with every day.

(I know that you struggle because, even with all my education and experience, I practically missed enjoying my own children’s early childhoods, subsumed with worry, guilt, and too much yelling. I’ll help you do less of all of these.)

To help moms and dads through the tough stuff, I started the We Turned Out Okay podcast in 2015. It was so successful that it hit #1 in iTunes’ New & Noteworthy Kids and Family; today each podcast episode is downloaded and listened to many hundreds – even thousands – of times.

Since starting We Turned Out Okay I’ve been featured in print, in podcasts, and in person; in 2016 I wrote Positive Discipline Ninja Tactics: Key Tools to Handle Every Temper Tantrum, Keep Your Cool, and Enjoy Life With Your Young Child to share some great parenting hacks. I personally help parents find happiness at home in NPC, the virtual community I built.






I offer free guides, parent how-two videos, and other resources to help with the sanity-stealing Jedi mind tricks that kids toss their moms and dads.

Click here to visit my Resources page, which shares lots of tools to help you worry less and enjoy more in your parenting life!


Trouble with tantrums?

With littles, meltdowns are hard to avoid.

So I came up with the HEART method to help you:
– remain calm
– stop worrying about judginess with public tantrums
– know you’re not alone

To calmly, decisively handle every on of your child’s tantrums, click the button below!

Click Here to Get the Guide


More About Karen

Click “play” on the video below to hear my story in my own words.

Karen’s struggle with chronic illness – and how it’s helped strengthen the bonds she has with her family – is documented in this short film, Use Your Words; click here to check it out.