Here I am on the awesome new parenting site, Parent.co. Check out the site. It's GOOD!
You can find another recent publication (about the bittersweet aspects of transitioning to a new stage in life) on Scary Mommy, here.
My most recent book contribution is Never Will I Ever (and then I had kids!), published by the crew over at Lose the Cape. It's available now!
Mamalode: This is one of my favorite publications and websites. I'm thrilled to have been featured many times here.
*Life Imitates Art (an artistic collaboration with my friend over at MammaBugBitMe).
*Ice Cream and New Shoes (a simple peek into a special outing with my little girl).
* The Small Spot (an essay offering a glimpse into my love story).
*Daughter (a poem about the inner beauty of my little daughter).
*Parenting Like a Chimpanzee (I try to let a simple Jane Goodall quote influence my daily life with my children, and it involves FUN).
*Stopping at Two (an open, vulnerable exploration of my thoughts on my family of four).
*Why I Can't Wait for My Son to Start Kindergarten (an honest look at my thoughts about the start of school).
*To Be a Man (a simple conversation I shared with my son)
*Being a Mother Means... (a funny little list of all what being a mother means on a day-to-day basis)
*What It's Like (on the surprising challenges of preschool)
* Watching the Clock (days with little ones can be SO long)
* Sometimes I Wonder (my personal favorite: what would life be like as a Cavemama?)
* To Everyone Who Had Kids Before Me (My open apology for my pure and utter cluelessness)
*Twas the Night Before Christmas for Real (What it's really like with little kids)
*What It's Like (the challenges your child [and therefore you] face in school might surprise you)
*What to Expect When Visiting a House with Young Kids (a humorous warning about Goldfish crumbs, toys everywhere, and pee on the toilet seat).
*Being a Mother Means... (a humor list with what being a mom means on a day-to-day basis)
I also write for HorseChannel.com (powered by Horse Illustrated magazine); I love writing about horses and riding.
I'm also thrilled to have found a home for a few of my articles in Horse Illustrated's print edition.
My article on encouraging children to join the horse world (Horse-Crazy Kids) was published in the February 2016 print issue (Page 72!). I have a couple more on the docket there.
You can find another humor anthology I contributed to, Clash of the Couples: A Humorous Collection of Completely Absurd Lovers' Squabbles and Relationship Spats, on Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and more.
Also available: Only Trollops Shave Above the Knee, featuring writers sharing lessons learned from our own mothers-- some are humorous (like mine), others are more sentimental.
What the Flicka: I am a proud contributor for Felicity Huffman's parenting site What the Flicka?
Scary Mommy: I had this piece about family transitions on Scary Mommy; it's one of my personal favorites. Also, a funny stream-of-consciousness piece I wrote called, Ten Pathetic Ways Moms Spend Alone Time, was featured on Scary Mommy.
The Mid: My piece was featured on a newer online publication (similar to the Scary Mommy crowd, but the next stage 'up' in Motherhood), The Mid! Why I Can't Wait for My Son to Start Kindergarten
Mamapedia: My article about learning to embrace a shy and/or introverted child.
*Why is Shyness Considered a Negative Trait?
BlogHer: My surprisingly controversial post on BlogHer (it was supposed to be funny!):
* What NOT to Give at a Baby Shower
BuzzFeed: I was interviewed for a BuzzFeed article because of my knowledge of the YouTube sensation, DisneyCollectorBR. Check it out here.
I am also working (in any spare moment I can) on my first adult fiction novel, and I will be querying agents...someday.
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