I’ve worked in the White House. I’ve been a TV reporter and anchor. I’ve earned a graduate degree in journalism from Columbia University. I’ve lived in Montana where this city girl had to drive three hours just to find sushi. But nothing has ever kicked my bum like motherhood. It’s exhausting. It’s frustrating. It’s strangely addictive. Now I understand why my mother loves me so much.
Dylan is my 8 year-old, Summer is my 6 year-old and Chase and Harlowe are my 2 year-old twins. And oh my gosh, I’m pregnant. We’re still trying to figure out how we are going to fit the new baby into the gold minivan. My husband Rick is handsome, loyal, funny and an amazing dad. He’s too good for me. I hope he doesn’t realize it because there is no way I’m taking care of these kids alone. We’re sort of like the Von Trapps if we were a lot more talented.
Where I Write:
In addition to the mama bird diaries, I’m the co-founder and weekly contributor for The Mouthy Housewives, a humor advice site. I’m also a contributor to Lifetime Moms and Alpha Mom. I was honored as one of the BlogHer 2012 Voices of the Year. In 2012, Babble named me one of their top 100 Mom Blogs.
I’ve also been published in the Miami Herald, the News & Observer, the Modesto Bee, The Sacramento Bee and other newspapers across the country. I’ve been featured on Good Morning America, the PIX11 Morning News, ABC News Digital, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, The Washington Post’s On Parenting blog, The New York Times Motherlode blog, Cookie Magazine, NYMetroParents, Redbook, the “Write for Charity” anthology and the BlogHer 2012 Voices of the Year Anthology. I spoke at the 2009 and 2010 BlogHer conferences on humor and advice writing.
I have worked with many brands (like P&G’s Luvs, Coca Cola and Pepperidge Farm) to help these companies promote their brands and utilize social media more effectively. Ad Week quoted me as saying, “Too many of these companies are trying to promote themselves on social media with just boring promotional tweets or Facebook updates. They need to hire clever, funny writers who engage with the audience as a way to connect with women. Companies need to work harder at being a part of the conversation.”
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