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Michelle Adler

Michelle Adler
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Michelle is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at WSU and loves spending time with students, teachers, books, and little people. Married to Marcus for 25 years, they have five sons ranging in age from 13-23 and look forward to welcoming a girl into the family in June – when her oldest son gets married. Endless practices and games fill her weekends; her boys plays sports at various levels both locally and in college. Running gets her out of bed in the morning, reading helps her fall into it at night, and QT drinks help close the gap!

Why Being a Tradition-Free Family Works for Us

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Traditions.  An inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior (such as a religious practice or a social custom) per dictionary.com.  This time of the year many families start planning their calendars around their...

We Can Do Hard Things: A Pep Talk for My Teenage Son (and Myself)

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A few weeks ago I was watching Luc, my sweet 16 year old boy with special needs, run at a cross country meet. I use the word "run" in a loose sense. Think more like...

What We’re Reading: Fall Book Recommendations for Wichita Moms

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Fall provides some of the best reading opportunities – snuggled up with a blanket, drinking cider, outside on the deck enjoying the cooler air, or curled up in the crisp morning air relaxing with...

My Son is 282 Months Old, Thanks for Asking: Navigating Parenthood When Your Kids...

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Our oldest son graduated from college last year. In the weeks leading up to this momentous event I didn’t contemplate much aside from the fact he was almost done. Finishing school, verifying he definitely...

How Intermittent Fasting Helped Me Find the Sweet Spot for Eating

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Two years ago I was frustrated by my attempts at eating healthy.  With five kids and a busy job and endless things to do, planning meals at all was a challenge, let alone super-healthy...

Food for Your Face: What to Eat for Glowing Skin

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I’m one of those people who loves skincare products. My husband knows to buy me masks as stocking stuffers, I try samples of products, and I consult my dermatologist for the best products. But much...

Skin Cancer Doesn’t Always Look Like A Mole – What You Need to Know...

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I’ve been aware of skin cancer since I was a kid, or at least aware that getting sunburns is bad. My mom slathered a thick coat of white zinc on my nose and cheeks...

What I Wish They Knew About Autism

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When he was 1, it was perplexing that Luc didn’t babble and couldn’t walk and stayed to himself.  But he was a baby so people thought it was fine. When he was 4, it was...

Working Out When You Need to Stay In: YouTube Channels & Instagram Accounts with...

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I’ve always been that person who needs to workout. Sometimes it’s a run, sometimes it’s cardio at the Y, sometimes a fitness class. What it rarely is? A workout at my house. I like...

10 Tips for Utilizing your Planner & Organizing Your Life

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Twenty-four years ago, my new husband gave me a giant planner for Christmas. I know. This might be only slightly better than a vacuum. It wasn’t because he thought I NEEDED one. He really thought I’d...