Lisa Runge was born in Illinois, but after 6+ years in DC, she considers herself a Washingtonian. A mom of two and wife of one, she enjoys spending her days devising new ways to spark her children’s creativity while keeping them from “storing” all of their toys on the floor. Her parenting style is most kindly described as “open-ended”, with a dash of Montessori thrown in for good measure. She aspires to one day sleep through the night, but otherwise thinks her life is pretty awesome (99.3 percent of the time). For more of Lisa, check out her personal blog at diaryofanearlynewmom.blogspot.com.