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Meet Sandi Schwartz – Freelance Writer, Editor & Blogger

Happy Sunday everyone!

Here at Reading with Your Kids podcast, we’re always on the chase for our next extraordinary guest who can share their words of wisdom with our listeners. We’re excited today to have Sandi Schwartz on the podcast to talk about how books and reading can help kids to get better sleep and control their emotions.

Sandi is a freelance writer, blogger, and editor specializing in parenting, wellness, environmental issues, and human behavior. Sandi Schwartz created the blog Happy Science Mom ( in September 2015 to create an online parenting toolkit for raising happy, balanced children.

Tune in to this exciting episode and take your parenting to a whole new level and explore endless opportunities to help nurture your child and yourself along the way!


About Sandi Schwartz

Sandi SchwartzSandi Schwartz is a freelance writer, editor, and blogger, and the mom to a 7-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy. She specializes in writing about parenting, wellness, environmental issues, and human behavior. Her articles have been featured in publications including Chicken Soup for the SoulScary MommyParent CoMotherlyVery Well FamilyGreen Child MagazineYour Teen For Parents, and numerous regional parenting magazines like NY Parenting, Washington Family, Georgia Family, and Connecticut Parent.

Sandi enjoys analyzing everyday life using science, humor, and a passion to improve the world. She has spent much of her career working to simplify science in order to educate others on challenging topics that affect our lives, whether it be anxiety, the science of happiness, or critical environmental issues like climate change.

She launched her blog Happy Science Mom ( in September 2015 to create an online parenting toolkit for raising happy, balanced children. That’s where she shares tips, resources, and activities from the world of happiness science to help parents teach their children how to live joyful, fulfilled, and peaceful lives. She addresses science-backed happiness and stress reduction tools including mindfulness, connecting with nature, giving back to our community, gratitude, and sleep. In addition to freelance articles, she is also working on a book proposal for a guide that will help families manage stress through nature.

Sandi earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies with a Political Science minor at The George Washington University and a Master of Arts in Government with an Environmental Policy Focus at Johns Hopkins University. Additionally, she completed The Science of Happiness course offered by the University of California, Berkeley and served as a Community Teaching Assistant.

Finally, where can we find Sandi on the internet?

Link to her blog:

You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest @happysciencemom


In this episode, you’ll find out

  • Introduction to Sandi Schwartz and her blog “Happy Science Mom
  • Children’s stress and anxiety crisis and the importance of finding natural ways to help our kids relax
  • How sleep is linked to stress and anxiety
  • The science behind why reading is so relaxing
  • Discuss the importance of children getting a good night’s sleep to stay happy and balanced
  • Tips for effective reading routine at bedtime
  • Types of books to choose that tend to be most relaxing for kids
  • Some of my favorite books; read some parts of nature-related books/poetry for kids


A big Thank you to Sandi for doing this Interview!


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Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful Sunday!😆

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