LAURA HAVER is on a global mission to inspire people of all ages to live more playful, vibrant and fulfilling lives.

She is an expert in play, happiness and communication and joyfully shares her expertise as a life coach, author, speaker and athlete.

She has been featured in various media and would love to come share with your audience.

Reach out here for media and event requests.

Laura & Shally talk about the importance of play for kids and adults as they highlight and even play (!) some games from Laura’s book, Play Together.

Sanity Savers for Restless Families

Articles & Expert Features

Shape Magazine: The Power of Gratitude

What a pleasure to be featured in a Shape article about one of my favorite things, gratitude!

And to be able to share the game Gratitude Detectives from Play Together.

Read the full article here

TIPS Magazine (Trauma Informed Parents)

Such an honor to write an article for the UK’s Centre of Excellence in Child Trauma’s TIPS Magazine.

The title of my article is Let’s Play – How to Embrace Even When You Don’t Feel Like It


Read the full article here

Get Fit Now: Screen-Free Family Activities for Thanksgiving

A fun article I wrote highlighting some fun screen-free family activities for the holidays.

Read the full article here

Get Fit Now: Back to School Mindfulness Tools

I love finding fun ways to teach kids mindfulness skills.

They are so important, but are especially useful at the start of a new school year with so much in flux.

Read the full article for two of my favorite tools!

Parents Magazine: The Best Backpacks

I never realized I had so many opinions on backpacks until Parents reached out!

Click here to read the full article.

Shape Magazine: The Best Exercise Dresses

Why not be comfortable and feel good when you play?!

As a former pro athlete and coach, I’ve had a lot of experience with workout clothes!

Read on for my feature in Shape magazine

SD Voyager: Daily Inspiration- Meet Laura Haver

It was so much fun connecting with SD Voyager for this daily inspiration feature.

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Play Together Reviews & Features

Play Together Featured in Bay Area Parent Magazine

Bay Area Parent Magazine shared a 5 page spread all about Play Today!

“Editor’s Note: When schools shut down during the COVID-19 shelter in place, California author Laura Haver worried about her two sons and other children. She wanted to find ways to ease stress for kids who were trying to make sense of the pandemic. So as she came up with simple games and activities and posted them on social media for other families to enjoy.”

Play Together Highlighted in San Diego Family Magazine

So fun to see Play Together highlighted in San Diego Family Magazine’s “Short & Sweet” column.

Gift Ideas: Play Together Highlighted as 2023 Christmas Gifts for Women- 25+ Unique Items She Will Love!

“My experience:  My 10 year old daughter struggles a bit with anxiety, and it got worse with the new school year.  We’ve used some mindfulness and grounding activities in this book, like 5 finger breathing, to help calm her nerves on a high-anxiety mornings.  This book isn’t just for mindfulness though.  There are a ton of fun activities that bring families together that do not involve screens!  This would be a great book to bring on a camping trip when you are unplugged and in nature!  I would have loved to have had this as a resource when I was still teaching!”

Play Together featured on Hey Do You…

Play Together – a gift for families looking to add more joy and connection to their lives!”

“Play is one of the best parts of being a kid, stimulating healthy development and providing wonderful benefits that you and your children will enjoy for years to come.”

A lovely review of Play Together from She Scribes…

“Play Together is a paperback book chuck full of fun ideas that I have never heard of before, and trust me, I am always on Google and Pinterest looking for ideas to do with my “work kids.”

I love that the games and activities are easy to do and understand, and require very little supplies, if not at all.”

“I have several pages in this book “dog earred,” and I’m not even done reading from cover to cover yet. I found so many ideas to use with my “work kids.” This book is going to be a huge help for me this upcoming school year.

As a parent, I see a lot of value in this book. I wish I had something like this when my kids were little. It would have helped me keep my own kids happy and engaged.”

Pro Beach Tennis Features

Playing Beach Tennis on the Today Show with Meredith Viera & Ann Curry!

Beach Tennis & The Maloney Sisters

Beach Tennis USA National Champions

In addition to media LAURA has appeared on lots of podcast.

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Laura Haver & Shally Zomorodi playing live on Fox