Ask Auntie Artichoke

Expert on Parenting and Family Relationships

Ask Auntie Artichoke - Expert on Parenting and Family Relationships

Contact Judy

Judy is a life educator, family coach, and keynote speaker who has
written more than 20 books, hundreds of articles and speaks
internationally on family, parenting and relationship issues, including communication,
encouragement, and end of life. She also focuses on personal issues like
anxiety, depression, confidence and self-esteem and works with many
small and large organizations–from Head Start to child care resource
centers.
Artichoke Press is not Judy’s only
self-starter project. Judy has owned and managed numerous small
businesses, and her entrepreneurial experiences as a mother of six and a
stay-at-home-mom is what prompted the National Association of Home-Based
Moms (NAHBM) invite her to join their expert advisory council.
The symbol of the artichoke has great
meaning for Judy in her teaching and writing. As she works with
families, she sees that frequently only the outer edges are exposed,
which can be prickly and sometimes bitter to the taste. But, as you
expose the artichoke and people to warmth, caring, and time, gradually
the leaves begin to open and expose the real treasure–the heart.
The artichoke also became a teaching
lesson when Judy, as a young military mother, moved her family into
military housing in California to find a surprising collection of
artichokes planted in their yard. Knowing it takes two years for the
vegetable to grow, Judy realized the original gardener never saw the
fruits of their labor, but planted the artichokes anyway. Judy was
reminded by this experience that many times in life our actions toward
others are felt by people we will never meet, but we plant the seeds of
kindness anyway.
You will enjoy Judy’s approachable
manner, wonderful storytelling and common-sense solutions gleaned from
working with hundreds of families and organizations just like yours.
Your encounter with Judy will leave you feeling inspired, entertained,
and especially motivated.
To contact Judy you may email her at
or call 406-549-9813

Judy is a life educator, family coach, and keynote speaker who has written more than 20 books, hundreds of articles and speaks internationally on family, parenting and relationship issues, including communication, encouragement, and end of life. She also focuses on personal issues like anxiety, depression, confidence and self-esteem and works with many small and large organizations–from Head Start to child care resource centers.

Artichoke Press is not Judy’s only self-starter project. Judy has owned and managed numerous small businesses, and her entrepreneurial experiences as a mother of six and a stay-at-home-mom is what prompted the National Association of Home-Based Moms (NAHBM) invite her to join their expert advisory council.

The symbol of the artichoke has great meaning for Judy in her teaching and writing. As she works with families, she sees that frequently only the outer edges are exposed, which can be prickly and sometimes bitter to the taste. But, as you expose the artichoke and people to warmth, caring, and time, gradually the leaves begin to open and expose the real treasure–the heart.

The artichoke also became a teaching lesson when Judy, as a young military mother, moved her family into military housing in California to find a surprising collection of artichokes planted in their yard. Knowing it takes two years for the vegetable to grow, Judy realized the original gardener never saw the fruits of their labor, but planted the artichokes anyway. Judy was reminded by this experience that many times in life our actions toward others are felt by people we will never meet, but we plant the seeds of kindness anyway.

You will enjoy Judy’s approachable manner, wonderful storytelling and common-sense solutions gleaned from working with hundreds of families and organizations just like yours.

Your encounter with Judy will leave you feeling inspired, entertained, and especially motivated.

To contact Judy you may email her at judy@artichokepress.com or call 406-549-9813