Donna Erickson is a very unusual television personality. She is first and foremost an educator who earned a Master's degree in second languages and cultures education from the University of Minnesota. She speaks several languages and has lived and traveled in more than 40 countries. She has taught at the elementary, secondary and college levels in the United States, Sweden, Congo and Zambia. She is a weekly syndicated columnist for King Features Syndicate and a contributing editor for Parents magazine. She is also an acclaimed award-winning author of numerous bestselling books, including Prime Time Together ... with Kids and Fabulous Funstuff for Families. She appears on such major national television vehicles as Today, CNN, and Oprah.