Ah, the “lame duck” week of the year—nestled right between the festive holidays and the New Year’s holiday. Maybe you’re working on your New Year’s goals with renewed vigor and commitment. Maybe you’re fiddling with work projects and muttering about … Continue reading I Just Don’t Think We Celebrate Enough
This is my essay about the time I swore off cooking for Thanksgiving. It’s actually more about my long-standing hate relationship with the kitchen. I was excited to learn this essay would go into the November issue of Today’s Charlotte Woman partially because it was a magazine I had not yet worked with and partially because it was an essay that had nothing to do with parenting. It’s true I’ve collected more stories and perspectives on life since becoming a parent than I have from any other 3-year initiative, but I was looking for an outlet for other stories that … Continue reading Today’s Charlotte Woman Essay: Thanks for Not Cooking
Check out this link for a story about a 2-year-old puppy who lives with disabilities, but is using those to bridge the gap between children with disabilities and typical children. His story, Bean is Born, and the work of Charlie and Sandy Petrizzo at Project 2 Heal, are examples of innovative goodness. I have been quite fortunate to work frequently this past year with Little Ones Magazine and when the editor offered me another assignment – in an area that I have zero experience with – I was intrigued and challenged. Putting the piece together was an exercise in mental gymnastics … Continue reading Little Ones Magazine Article: Unconditional Friends: Local Puppy’s Story Inspires Friendship and Acceptance
I had the pleasure of working with Little Ones Magazine again. I was thrilled when the editor contacted me for another opportunity to work with her, and particularly pleased to learn that the article was about homeschool options in our area. As a product of several years of homeschooling I have a special place in my psyche for issues related to the subject. Further, as my husband and I begin the process of examining school options of all varieties for our little lovelies, my ears perk up even more when educational options in our area are mentioned in various contexts. It’s exciting to learn about … Continue reading Little Ones Magazine Article: Looking for Homeschool Activities Outside of the Home?
To be free or not to be free: that is the question. Or at least it’s a big one in the freelance writing community, as I’ve learned. It’s not that writers are pushy on this issue, but it’s one topic … Continue reading Putting the “Free” in Freelancer
Do you have small children? Are you taking a vacation this summer? Or going to a birthday party? Or possibly just walking into a your favorite retail store? You may come face-to-face with a mascot, and it may or may … Continue reading Little Ones Magazine Article: Managing Mascot Mayhem
The World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosted Rick Steves on March 13, 2013 for an evening presentation. I wrote a guest post for their blog, “Rick Steves ‘Broadening Worldview through Travel,’” but I had a personal interest as well in attending the … Continue reading Travel as a Change Agent