Cris Carl is a talented journalist who has written for both newspapers and websites for the past 13 years. She is a member of the Native American Journalists Association and the Society for Environmental Journalists. She has been a presenter and panelist at two Unity Journalists of Color conferences. Cris lives in western MA and loves to garden and make her home better every day. Cris has owned her own landscaping business and has been remodeling a 100-year-old house for over a decade.
She has written over a hundred articles for Networx.com. In addition to her home improvement articles for work such as power washing and cleaning, some of her articles include topics about adapting your home for a person with down’s syndrome (https://www.networx.com/article/adapting-your-house-for-a-person-with-do) and tips for ways to set up your home that can help keep your hyperactive kid calm (https://www.networx.com/article/can-a-house-calm-a-hyperactive-kid). For a person with down’s syndrome, she recommends having the simplest layout possible for your home, so it’s best to avoid a lot of push buttons and modern furniture. There are also certain types of stoves and locks that are easy and safe for a person with down’s syndrome to use, even if they can’t read. Cris also recommends making a private space for a caregiver who lives with them. For a hyperactive kid, Cris encourages parents to set up labeled bins and boxes where specific items are to be placed. She also suggests per expert Dr. Sharon Saline PsyD. to chart activities with your child using a dry erase board, chalkboard, or paper chart, to map out an organizational flow of the day.
Chris has also written articles for ridding your home of ferret odors by altering their diet and having a designated room for your ferret with easy-to-clean flooring (read more here: https://www.networx.com/article/ferret-odors-101-a-guide-for-new-ferret). She has also written articles about caring for rabbits (https://www.networx.com/article/six-facts-about-rabbits) and dogs (https://www.networx.com/article/fostering-dogs-short-term-canine-compan, https://www.networx.com/article/how-to-feed-your-overweight-dog).