About Clara Ember

Clara is a lifelong writer who recently became stepmom to an energetic seven-year-old boy. She has a BA in journalism from the University of Alabama and has written on a variety of subjects including social issues, politics, and music. A yoga practitioner and foodie with a deep passion for health and wellness, she seeks to use her education and experience to help individuals create better lives for themselves and their children. Clara is currently living in Atlanta with her husband and her 80lb ridgeback mix. Clara is a member of the PedSafe Team

Website: https://pediatricsafety.net

Articles by Clara

Connecting Kids to the World, One Class at a Time: Meet Empatico

Connecting Kids to the World, One Class at a Time: Meet Empatico

Last updated on March 4th, 2018 at 02:21 pmEmpatico is the newest initiative of The Kind Foundation. It is a free learning tool, an online platform designed to digitally connect classrooms from across the globe. The project wants to promote empathy in children by showing them how diverse the international community is. Teachers are able to connect to other classrooms and together they complete activities... 

How Yoga Can Improve Your Child’s Life

How Yoga Can Improve Your Child’s Life

Last updated on April 26th, 2018 at 03:24 pmI began practicing yoga two years ago and immediately knew I had found something amazing. As I have developed my personal flow I have come to cherish the space it gives to express myself. It has aided me in dealing with anxiety and depression and has taught me how to channel my energy in  a very positive way. These benefits don’t just apply to adults.... 

How To Simplify Your Family’s Holiday Season

How To Simplify Your Family’s Holiday Season

Last updated on March 2nd, 2018 at 11:45 amThe holidays are always a stressful time of year for me. My parents divorced when I was 12 and my dad remarried when I was 15. Christmas not only stretches old wounds, but has also grown more complicated as I have grown older and added both my birth family and my husband’s family to the equation. Through the years I have come to learn what I need as well... 

When You Love A Child You Leave Your Needs Behind

When You Love A Child You Leave Your Needs Behind

Last updated on March 2nd, 2018 at 11:47 amWhen I talk about my husband and his beautiful young son with people, there is a question that is inevitably asked. Sometimes it is kind, sometimes it is disapproving and sometimes it is only curious, but it almost always comes up. Why doesn’t my husband have his son living with him? And subsequently, now that we are married, when are we going to have... 

Pediatric Safety and Stepmother-hood:  New Beginnings

Pediatric Safety and Stepmother-hood: New Beginnings

Last updated on March 2nd, 2018 at 11:52 amHello dear readers. I am Clara Ember and I am the new Junior Editor for Pediatric Safety. I am a newlywed at 28 and in addition to gaining the companionship of a handsome and intelligent young man, I also found myself suddenly in the role of stepmother to a seven-year-old boy. As someone who never planned on having children of her own, the change was a significant...