Kathy Arnos began her professional writing career in 1988 as publisher and editor of Mother to Mother: Another View, a newsletter focusing on alternative health and environmental issues for the entire family. She started the newsletter as a response to her daughter Danielle’s chronic illness after childhood vaccines, and her journey back to good health through natural healing methods, and becoming a conscious consumer.
In 1991, Arnos published her first book, Bach Flowers for Children (Spirit Dance Publishing), and produced and hosted a 30-minute television show, "Raising Healthy Children Without Drugs," which aired on local cable television. The Los Angeles Times dubbed her, "Medicine Mom" and L.A. Weekly called her the "Good Mother."
Arnos' second book The Complete Teething Guide – From Birth to Adolescence was published in 2003, and offers parents natural remedies for teething-related symptoms such as fevers, diarrhea, nightmares, ADD/ADHD, sleeplessness, depression, headaches,earaches, anxiety, croup, sinus and more.
In 2006, Arnos created and produced the first Whole Children, Whole Planet Expo, a premier natural parenting and family expo that introduces attendees - of all ages - to the benefits of natural products, organics foods, natural medicine, enrichment learning programs, sustainable living practices and important health and environmental issues. The first WCWP Expo was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center over Earth Day weekend. Plans for 2009 will be announced in November 2008.
Currently, Arnos is the publisher and editor of Eco Family News, a free e-newsletter based on the principles of Whole Children, Whole Planet, as she continues to write freelance for other (in print and online) publications. She also sits on the Advisory Board's for California Safe Schools - http://www.calisafe.org/index.html, Holistic Pediatric Association - http://www.hpakids.org, bluedominoes.com, and the (newly formed) San Fernando Valley Green Leadership Team in Southern California.
"My daughter has definitely been my teacher, opening my eyes to another view. We are all put here for a reason, to walk a certain path. My journey is about my truth – not everyone’s truth will be the same.
As parents, it is our job and responsibility to keep our children safe and healthy, which means doing research in order to make informed choices. When Danielle was a baby, I didn’t take time to exercise that right, and that mistake almost cost us our daughter's health. My goal is not to convert other parents into believing my truth, but to give them the tools and knowledge they need to help them make educated decisions about what is right for their family, and children – their truth."