Sara Au is a journalist specializing in parenting and health issues, in addition to being a mom to two teens, a daughter and a son. Au is the co-author of the Stress-Free Parenting series of books, Stress-Free Discipline (AMACOM, 2015) and Stress-Free Potty Training (AMACOM, 2008). A Syracuse University graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, she’s also written for such publications as CNNMoney.com, ePregnancy Magazine, Runner’s World, FitBody Magazine, and the Girl Scout’s Leader Magazine. She works for Orange County (FL) Public Schools, the 9th largest school district in the nation, where she hosts the Appetite for Instruction podcast. In her life B.C. (before children), she produced breaking news and top story coverage for CNN.