Ever since I was a little girl and my Dad told me colorful tales at bedtime, I’ve always loved stories. As I got older, I found people’s real-life stories fascinating, and I was drawn to writing. I started writing in high school, studied it in college, and landed some exciting jobs in print and broadcast journalism after graduation. Lifestyle and human interest stories — like the ones you’ll find here — were always my favorites. And interviewing people was the greatest part of my job. I got to find out what makes people tick and then play storyteller as I shared their intriguing tales.

When the eternal student in me yearned to go back to school, my favorite college professor encouraged me to go into Social Work. My background in journalism furthered my inherent interest in people and the human story, which is what social work is all about. I received my Master’s of Science in Social Work (MSSW) from Columbia University and focused my training on clinical mental health practice. For fifteen years, I worked as a psychotherapist, specializing in child, adolescent, and family therapy, an excellent foundation for my current work writing and consulting for children’s media.

Of all the hats I wear, nothing can compare to being a Mama! Soon after I gave birth to my son Jack, I birthed What Lara WroteThis site is a collection of stories about what makes life interesting: the beauty (and beastly) of parenthood; interviews with amazing people; lifestyle articles about everything from entertainment to organic food. There’s a story here for everyone that will enlighten you, inspire you, and quench your thirst for positivity.

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