Writer, editor, and book author.

I write essays, humor, op-eds, reviews, and lifestyle articles on faith, relationships, parenting, education, writing & publishing, pop culture, work/calling, refugees, and mental health.

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5 things I want my kids to learn from the 2016 election – For Her

A mother's open letter to her two young sons about what she hopes they can learn from the current state of America....

The Writer

Dream Team: 5 Questions to Ask Before You Co-Author

Thinking about co-authoring a book? Ask these five questions first.

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whattoexpect.com

Obituary for a Love Life

Humorous piece about how men and women feel about sex after having their first child.

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aleteia.org

6 Ways to kick friend-envy to the curb

6 Ways to kick friend-envy to the curb

forher.aleteia.org

10 Easy, Everyday Ways to Be Optimistic

A list of tips from experts and everyday women on becoming--and staying--optimistic.

aleteia.org

7 ways to get the men in your life to wear sunscreen

7 ways to get the men in your life to wear sunscree...

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Writer's Digest

A Writer's Resolutions

Motivation for writers going into the new year.

forher.aleteia.org

The health benefits of having a 'good cry,' explained by a psychologist

The health benefits of having a 'good cry,' explain...

whattoexpect.com

Moms, Unite: The Theme of the 2017 Grammy Awards

Winners Beyoncé and Adele both gave beautifully poignant — yet very different — nods to motherhood in their performances and acceptance speeches.

dove.org

"Come to the Garden" novel review

Review of "Come to the Garden" for The Dove Foundation | Family Friendly Movie Reviews...

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A husband's urgent plea for women struggling with postpartum ...

His message resonated with me, because her story could have so easily been mine.

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How to practice Scandinavian 'lagom': When enough is just enough – For Her

How to practice Scandinavian 'lagom': When enough i...

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Long-lost identical twins reunite in front of the whole world (VIDEO) – For Her

Long-lost identical twins reunite in front of the w...

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PastorsWives.Com : Finding Solid Ground When Your Husband is Sinking

PastorsWives.Com : Finding Solid Ground When Your ...

forher.aleteia.org

Kate Hudson's Birthday Post to Son Teaches 3 Lessons about Kids and Social Media

Three questions to ask yourself before you hit return on those posts about your kids.