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I’m a widely published journalist, essayist, and former magazine editor-in-chief. I found that after the birth of my daughter in 2009, I had to reinvent my life in every way-personally, socially, professionally so I started this blog in 2011 to chronicle my often humorous, sometimes serious and always transformative journey through motherhood, midlife and marriage.
In the past few years, as my work as a speaker, writing coach and journalist grew, it became more of a place to find my advice on writing and getting published.
In addition to my work as a writing coach, I also teach personal essay writing, pitching and freelance writing for Writer’s Digest online. I also host/curate the podcast for The American Society of Journalist and Authors: ASJA Direct: Inside Intel on Getting Published and Paid Well. I interview editors, agents and authors for the podcast which can be found here.
Here is where you can find all of my writing advice–with more to come.
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Here are my most popular writing advice articles:
For a listing of the books I’ve written and contributed to, read My Books
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To work with me, click here. I am called “publishing on steroids,” because I help my clients get published fast and furiously on top outlets like The Washington Post, Quartz, The Guardian, Brain, Child and more.
My Most Popular Posts
If you are interested in some of my most popular and favorite posts, here they are:
Musings on My Midlife Wisdom Sharing the life lessons I’ve learned and the wisdom I’ve gained.
On Scary Mommy: Game-Changing Advice from a Midlife Mom (humor) You know you want to find out what to do when you get dissed by your friends.
On Yahoo! Beauty: How I First Met My Mother-in-law Doped Up on Percocet (humor/relationships)
On Good Housekeeping: It’s All Right to Fight With Your Hubby: My reasoning for putting up the verbal boxing gloves (humor, self-help)
On the Washington Post: My Husband Does the Laundry, and He Should (op-ed, true life, slight rant)
My Hangout with Susan Maccarelli of Beyond Your Blog: A video interview with the creator of Beyond Your Blog.
10 Things You Don’t Know About Me: A video on me, about me.
In Marie Claire: A Roommate’s Fate: About the creepiest roommate I ever had, and what she did. (true story, humor)
It’s Not the Religion in the Man, but the Man in the Religion That Matters: My background and why I got married to my husband (humor/relationships)
How to Stop Suffering from the Only Child Syndrome: This is my single most popular post. Guess those moms like me with onelies need support. (motherhood)
Make Little Girls’ Voices Carry: Raising America posted this piece on their site and I was named a 2014 BlogHer Voices of the Year for this op-ed piece I wrote about a situation I faced with my daughter.
How Justice Was Served Thanks to My Father: How my father’s wise counsel saved the day. (dads)
The Revenge of the Mommy Bloggers: My response to the media’s misrepresentation of “mommy” bloggers. (op-ed)
Content Creation Sensations (here is my latest): This is where I use my background as a magazine editor to curate the best writing I see on the web.
I hope you find my writing funny, informative, thought-provoking or a combination of all three.
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