I love creating episodes of Raising Today’s Kids. It is a project that comes straight from my heart. I have learned and grown so much as I have interviewed guests, analyzed research, and shared my stories. Over the last couple of years I have also been working diligently on another project I am passionate about, called Project STAND. The mission of Project STAND is to prevent exploitation by empowering youth, parents, and school communities to STAND and thrive by using media in healthy ways. In this episode I will tell you more about it and why (with a mix of emotions) I am taking a break from Raising Today’s Kids during 2023 to focus on Project STAND. You can learn more at projectSTAND.org.