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"Hennessey Communications Principal, Lauri Hennessey, has written a newspaper column for an array of Seattle-area newspapers for more than ten years. This column deals with parenting and family issues and has won awards several times at the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association. The column now runs in the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, the West Seattle Herald, the Highline Times, the Ballard News Tribune and the Federal Way News.  As this column has grown in popularity over the years, we have decided to make the column available each month on our website.  We will also make other published works available in this section.

Below are columns that have run over the last year.  If you would like to find a column that has run earlier, please contact Lauri Hennessey at lauri@hennesseypr.com.  Also, Lauri welcomes feedback. Please email her with any comments or suggestions about the column.


January - Having Less in a More Society

December - Choir: Thy Little Ones

November - Camp Waskowitz and Letting Go of Kids

October - Giving to a Social Service Agency

October, second version - Talking About Sex

September - A Teen Gets Inspired by Politics and Obama

September, second version - Autumn

August - Teens Becoming Generous

August, second version - Why I do Public Relations

July - The Appeal of "Shrek"

June - Making Summer Magical

May - The Joy of a Popcorn Flick

April - Surviving the Pre-Teen Years

March - Playing "Glinda" in The Wizard of Oz

February - Why You Should Support the Vashon PTSA Auction

January - Raising a Sensitive Boy

December - Childhood Friends Leave Their Mark