Annie Krasnow grew up in suburban New Jersey, which was equally fun as it was messed up. She had too much freedom – but now that she has survived it, she sees that it served her well. Before becoming a parent, she took mental notes about what she liked and hated about how her parents and the parents around her raised their kids. She then she applied a lot of what she observed and liked on her own kids… and left the methods she hated behind.
Her current mottos: Hurt people hurt people (Oprah), and You live, you learn, and you never will regret taking the high road. She sometimes forgets the last one.