I am honored to have my work featured in various magazines, books, and websites. Below, you will find links to samples of my publications.
Parent.co: This is a fantastic, smart, supportive parenting site.
Contributor Profile: Parent.co.
A couple of my articles:
Everyone Benefits When You Reclaim Time Just for You.
How to Make Mom Friends that Stick
Scary Mommy: Snarky, Funny, and sometimes Tender
One of my favorite pieces about the bittersweet aspects of transitioning to a new stage in life on Scary Mommy, here.
A humorous, stream-of-consciousness piece I wrote called, Ten Pathetic Ways Moms Spend Alone Time, was also featured on Scary Mommy.
Anthologies: I've been in a few great collaborative parenting anthologies.
Never Will I Ever (and then I had kids!), published by Lose the Cape.
Only Trollops Shave Above the Knee, features lessons we've learned from our own mothers-- some are humorous (like mine), others are more sentimental.
Mamalode: This is one of my favorite publications and websites. I'm thrilled to be a regular contributor there.
*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 equestrian publications, such as HorseChannel.com its print magazine, Horse Illustrated, and Untacked by Chronicle of the Horse. I am a horse lover through and through, and I love writing about horses and riding.
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 of other articles featured in the magazine as well.
What the Flicka: This is how I got my freelancing start, as a proud contributor for Felicity Huffman's parenting site What the Flicka?
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 from a few years back 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.
If you happen to be local, I also write for the Press Publications newspapers, covering the northern suburbs of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
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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~Julia Arnold @ Frantic Mama