I went from Dating Diva to Married Lady to Older Mom in the blink of an eye. This blog chronicles my often humorous, sometimes serious and always transformative journey through motherhood and marriage.
I created this blog in 2011, because I found that after the birth of my daughter in 2009, I had to reinvent my life in every way-personally, socially, professionally. I also saw the writing on the wall–and the importance of social media to build your platform and tell your story. And I love the art of storytelling. Whether through humor, controversy, or dare I say, ranting, I have stories…and they must be told.
I’m an award-winning journalist, columnist, author, blogger, content curator, advocate for mothers’ rights, former magazine Editor-in-Chief (American Breast Cancer Guide, Women in Touch, Woman’s Own, Esthetique, Body by Jake), writer for hundreds of national publications and websites, social media aficionado, former adjunct professor at NYU and most importantly I’m a mom. Of a preschooler.
I’ve been a long-time member of ASJA (The American Society of Journalists & Authors). I’m also President of the national non-profit organization Mothers & More. I’m a 2012 Circle of Moms Top 10 Winner for Top 25 Best Family Blogs by a Mom. I am also a cast member from the first ever 2012 NYC production of Listen to Your Mother.
I’ve Been Published
A white paper I wrote based on a talk that I gave at the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI) was incorporated into a chapter of a new 2013 book by Demeter Press, What Do Mothers Need? Motherhood Activists and Scholars Speak Out on Maternal Empowerment for the 21st Century
The post I wrote that got me named 2012 BlogHer Voice of the Year, in the op-ed categoryWe Changed the Conversation, demonstrates my passion for women’s issues, and my work on the board of directors for Mothers & More. It is also included in the anthology The BlogHer Voices of the Year: 2012
I contributed a chapter on How to Find Experts to The ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing: A Professional Guide to the Business, for Nonfiction Writers of All Experience Levels
I co-authored Beautiful Skin: Every Woman’s Guide to Looking Her Best at Any Age with David Bank, MD., which was named Best Beauty Book by Fitness magazine.
I was cited as a visionary magazine editor in Judy George’s book The Intuitive Businesswoman: Achieve Success Through the Power of Your Personality
Read These Posts To Learn About Me
My background and why I got married to my husband: It’s Not the Religion in the Man, but the Man in the Religion That Matters
My daughter and how she inspires me: And She Danced. This is also the piece that jumpstarted my blog, and got me into the 2012 NYC Production of Listen to Your Mother. Here I am reading the piece on YouTube.
The humorous piece I wrote about my daughter that got me on to the prestigious website Aiming Low and won me my 2012 Blogmas Award in the Funny category, which coincidentally is one of my most popular posts. 10 Reasons Why I Think My Preschooler is in the CIA.
How to Stop Suffering from the Only Child Syndrome, which is my single most popular post for some reason (guess those moms with onlies like me, need support).
I hope you find my writing funny, informative, thought-provoking or a combination of all three.
Happy reading and please comment away. I love to hear what you are thinking, reading and to follow you back to your blogs.
Cause that’s just how I roll.