We inspire confidence in moms and dads so that they can parent with relentless optimsim to raise happy, thriving children.
We do this by providing the parents of 15-24 year olds with evidence-based, pre-vetted, highly researched long-form interview in a variety of formats that save them time, effort and the repercussions of acting on the misinformation that is so readily available elsewhere.
We recognize that only those who have experienced parenting can be parenting experts, and we celebrate the expertise that each parent brings to their own child’s journey.
We provide a non-judgmental community of peers who help by offering their own experiences and insights to some of parentings’ most pressing and timely problems
Her passion stoked the entrepreneurial flame and led to Liandrea.com, Liandrea Productions Inc., and finally, WhereParentsTalk.com.
Along the way, the production of two award-winning, how-to DVDs featuring leading medical experts in baby care and nutrition. These products have been sold in WalMart, Costco, Amazon, Chapters and other retailers as well as online, in North America, Europe and Australia. They have also been used as teaching tools for new and expectant parents in pre-natal classes across Canada, the United States and other countries.
Lianne is deeply committed to making life a little easier for other parents — by providing a space for moms and dads to share their golden nuggets of wisdom with each other.
The parenting landscape has changed markedly since 1996. Neighbourhoods, communities, distance from and proximity to family, the internet, technology, social media — and more.
One thing remains constant, however: it takes a village to raise a child.
Let’s Work Together!
I am passionate about helping individuals and organizations share their story and elevate their brand, with a proven track record in the parenting space, healthcare, education, not-for-profit among others.
As an award-winning journalist, communications and media professional, I bring more than 25 years of experience (strategic, tactical and hands-on), results and a vast network to every project.
Katherine Johnson Martinko is lead writer for Where Parents Talk.
She is a Canadian editor, writer and author ofChildhood Unplugged: Practical Advice to Get Kids Off Screens and Find Balance(New Society Publishers, 2023).
Katherine spent 10 years as a senior writer and editor at Treehugger, a major environmental news site, where she wrote extensively about free-range parenting and the importance of outdoor play for children.
She is a former contributor to Discovery Network’s Parentables website. Her work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Medium, Motherly, Huffington Post, and other publications. A graduate of the University of Toronto, she now works as a freelance editor and writer from her home in Port Elgin, ON.
Katherine is an outspoken proponent of digital minimalist parenting, practicing what she preaches with her own three sons.
She makes regular appearances on TV, radio stations, and podcasts across Canada and the U.S., as well as in-person presentations around the country, to talk about how to curb kids’ device use.
Katherine also writes about parenting, social media, travel, food, and more in her email newsletter, The Analog Family.
Overhaul and relaunch of WhereParentsTalk.com website for parents.
Lianne flies solo. Andrea pursues other projects.
Re-brand and launch of WhereParentsTalk.com website for parents.
Lianne moves to Toronto, Ontario. Andrea remains based in Montreal, Quebec.
Produced two award-winning DVDs. Bringing Baby Home, on newborn care and Yummy in my Tummy on starting solids, in both English and French. (This was way before YouTube and there were very few similar parenting resources available).
Authored, ‘Yummy in My Tummy’ a companion book to the DVD.
Produced corporate videos for several clients including: P&G, Danone Canada and others.
Liandrea Productions Inc., is founded by Lianne Castelino and Andrea Howick in Montreal, Quebec. A business venture out of the basements when, “parenting” and “video” in the same breath was foreign at best.
The behind-the scenes work ensues: planning, pitching, relationship-building, securing medical experts, researching, putting the pieces in place to produce a first how-to DVD for new and expectant parents.
Lianne Castelino noodles the idea of creating a Canadian-made, educational, parenting video resource, during pre-natal classes with her first child.
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