Publications

Fine, Not Fine. I Just Dropped My Last Kid Off at College. So, I’m Both,” AARP Disrupt Aging. 

House fire sparks loss and gratitude,” Forever Young News (Toronto). 

Empty nesters advised to plan for life after kids leave home,” USA Today, Best Years. 

Navigating European Airports,” Oregon Family Magazine. 

Hawks Cay Resort: Duck Key Florida,” Baton Rouge Parents Magazine. 

Head South to Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys,” Western New York Family Magazine, pp 14-15. 

Outpatient Hip-Replacement Surgery: Oh yeah, it’s possible,” AARP Disrupt Aging. 

To Text Or Not To Text? That Is The Question,” AARP The Girlfriend.

Moving Soon? Here’s What To Keep In Mind,” Ann Arbor Family. 

The Gaylord National: Summer Fun For The Whole Family,” Fredericksburg Parent Magazine. 

The Girlfriend’s Guide To Renting Out Your Home While You’re Away,” AARP The Girlfriend.

Discovering Hidden Gems in Our Nation’s Capital: 10 things to do with kids in Washington, DC,” Western New York Family Magazine, pp 42-43, 54.

Moving Soon? Here’s What To Keep In Mind,” Baton Rouge Parents Magazine, pg 80.

Staying Abroad, Handy tips for a successful European Airbnb adventure USA Today Go Escape Summer 2019,” USA Today Go Escape Summer 2019, pp 168-169.

Teaching My Kids The Simple Life Gave Them A Taste Of The Good Life,” Houston Family Magazine. 

It Takes A Village: How My Child’s Eating Habits Changed and I Had Nothing to Do With It,” Washington FAMILY Magazine, pg 54. 

Simple but Significant: Striking the Right Tone for Teen Birthdays,” Fredericksburg Parent & Family Magazine, pp 30-31.

Letter to My Teenage Son About Marriage,” Houston Family Magazine. 

10 things to do with kids in Washington, DC,” Southern Maryland Woman Magazine. 

10 things to do with kids in Washington, DC,” Fairfax Woman Magazine. 

10 things to do with kids in Washington, DC,” Alexandria Woman Magazine, pp 32-33.

“#ItTakesAVillage,” Ann Arbor Family, pg 8. 

“How to Build a Nest,” Connecticut Family Magazine, pp 30-31. 

The Girlfriend’s Guide To Threading,” AARP The Girlfriend. 

Want A Healthier Family Life? Consider These Four Good Habits,” Washington Family Magazine.

The Girlfriend’s Guide To Essential Oils,” AARP The Girlfriend. 

Platter of Plenty,” Ann Arbor Family Magazine. 

What Happened When I Touched Base With My Oldest Friends,” AARP The Girlfriend.

Loving Fully in An Unfair World,” Washington Family Magazine. 

Are You Cold All The Time? You may want to get your thyroid checked.AARP The Girlfriend.

How To Cope With Your Aging Feet,” AARP Disrupt Aging. 

What Does a Yellow Ribbon on a Dog Mean?“, PetMD. 

Help! Friend Needed Immediately! I adore my dog, but I need a real bestie.” AARP The Girlfriend.

10 Ways to Foster Gratitude in Our Children,” Palmetto Parent (pg 6).

Want Your Child To Love Books?” Palmetto Parent (pg 10). 

Arms Around Both Generations,” Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine. 

“#ItTakesAVillage: My son’s eating habits changed and I had nothing to do with it.” City Parent Toronto. 

Running Makes Me a Better Version of Myself: A Better Mom, Wife and Person” (pg 30), Connecticut Parent Magazine.

“Striking The Right Tone For Teen Birthdays,” Western New York Family Magazine (pg 27).

What We Learned About Parenting At Starbucks,” Washington Family Magazine.

Five Ways Teens Changed My Parenting Style,” City Parent Toronto Magazine.

10 Things to Do with Kids In Washington, DC.,” Houston Family Magazine.

The Top Winter Foot Problems And What To Do About Them,” AARP The Girlfriend. 

A Grande Tradition: Coffee-Shop Saturdays Brew Up A Warm Family Concoction,” Broward Family Life, Miami-Dade Family Life (pg 22 and 18, respectively). 

Loving fully in an unfair world,” City Parent Toronto Magazine.

Holiday Parties: Getting Your Kids Involved,” Washington Family Magazine.

What to Say to Our Daughters About Makeup and Beauty,” Washington Family Magazine.

Holiday Parties: Tips On Getting The Kids Involved,” Houston Family Magazine. 

Stirring Up Peace In The Home, Complete With Love And Mutual Respect,” Houston Family Magazine. 

How our Friday night pizza night helps us connect with our growing kids,” Omaha Family Magazine. 

Holidays Come With Holiday Parties: Tips on getting the kids involved,” Black Hills Woman Magazine, (pg 69). 

Postpone the Post,” Broward Family Life.

The Bond That Can’t Be Broken,” AARP The Girlfriend. 

5 Ways Teens Changed My Parenting Style,” Washington Family Magazine.

DIY Designer Trick-or-Treat Bags,Washington Parent Magazine.

A Model Life At 40?Broward Family Life. 

Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Bags: An Easy DIY Project,” Carolina Parent. 

Step Into A Fairytale: Exploring Heidelberg Germany As A Family,” Houston Family Magazine.

10 best places to explore in Scotland with kids,” Today’s Parent.

Help is on the Way: A hack to help improve your child’s writing, Oregon Family Magazine (pp 18-19).

Writers in the Schools Executive Director Robin Reagler on helping kids know who they are and can be through storytelling,” Houston Family Magazine. 

Blog it Out: How Blogging Improved My Child’s Writing,” Washington Family Magazine. 

What to do if You Think Your Pre-K Child Might Have a Learning Disability,” Houston Family Magazine. 

Arms Around Both Generations,” Houston Family Magazine.

I’m Not Who I Thought I’d Be At 40, And I think I’m okay with that,” Ithaca Child. 

Online Sharing: Are You Hurting Your Family?” Ithaca Parent/Teen. 

I’m Not Who I Thought I’d Be At 40, and I think I’m ok,” Suburban Parent.

It Takes A Village: My son’s eating habits changed and I had nothing to do with it,” Houston Family Magazine. 

What Happened When I Quit Helicopter Parenting and Let My Kids Choose Their Own Path,” Washington Family Magazine. 

Helping Our Kids Stand Tall and Face Their Fears,” Houston Family Magazine.

Teen Drugs: What Parents Need to Know,” Houston Family Magazine. 

It’s Summer! Get Out and Play,” Child Guide Magazine (pg 5).

Wired to Write: Teach Kids the Art of Blogging,” Sonoma Family Life Magazine (pg 21). 

Life After Homeschooling: Tips for a smooth transition to your next big thing,” THSC Educator Quarterly (pp 40-47).

How our Friday Night Pizza Night Helps Us Connect With Our Growing Kids,” Houston Family Magazine. 

10 things to do in Washington, DC with kids,” Today’s Parent. 

Caribbean Getaway,” Houston Family Magazine. 

Want a Healthier Family Life? Consider These 5 Fresh Tips,” Houston Family Magazine.

4 Ideas to Spice Up Your Fourth,” Houston Family Magazine.

Happy Kids=Happy Mom: Summer Help for Bored Kids and Exhausted Parents,” Houston Family Magazine. 

What We Learned About Parenting At Starbucks,” Houston Family Magazine.

What Happened When I Quit Helicopter Parenting,” Houston Family Magazine. 

What To Say To Our Daughters About Makeup & Beauty,” Alexandria Woman Magazine (pg 37). 

Mom Boss,” Fairfax Woman Magazine. 

It’s Summer! Get out and play!”, Child Guide (pg 5). 

Get Moving! Motivating Our Kids Through Local Clubs and Classes,” Houston Family Magazine. 

Simple but Significant: Striking the Right Tone for Teen Birthdays,” Houston Family Magazine. 

Engaging Kids Outside The Home,” Houston Family Magazine.

“Learning to Let Go of My Firstborn,” Western New York Family Magazine. 

Remembering Audrey Burge: Celebrating the life of mother and grandmother,” Houston Family Magazine. 

Using Art To Help Our Kids Process Grief & Loss: A Q/A with Houston Author/Artist Roger Hutchison,” Houston Family Magazine. 

Running Makes Me A Better Version of Myself, A Better Mom, Wife and Person,” Houston Family Magazine.

How to build a nest,” Houston Family Magazine.

7 mistakes parents make with teens,” The Washington Post. 

Platter of Plenty,” Sonoma Family Life Magazine. 

My daughter’s messy room drove me crazy, now I miss it,” ParentMap. 

My daughter’s messy room drove me crazy, now I miss it.” Peekaboo Publishing. 

Keeping Our Kids Safe: what our leaders are doing and what we can do, too,” Houston Family Magazine.

“Teaching Our Kids The Simple Life Gave Them A Taste Of The Good Life ,” Palmetto Parent. 

Sick As A Dog: When you have an ailing pet, it affects the well-being of everyone in the family,” Purple Clover. 

Want A Healthier Family? Consider These 5 Fresh TipsSuburban Parent. 

What IKEA Reveals About Your Home and Marriage,” The First Coast Parent. 

Leaders in Fertility Care Join Science with Service for Success,” Fairfax Woman Magazine.

Whitney Ellenby’s Journey To Save Her Autistic Child,” Alexandria Woman Magazine.

Family Travel Helped Our Kids Step Into Their Own Memories, Not Simply Step Into Ours,” Houston Family Magazine. 

Letter to My Teenage Son About Marriage,” Sprinkles Magazine (pp 6-7).

Living in Jane Jacobs’ Neighborhood,” Strong Towns. 

Teaching Our Kids to Love in an Unfair World: 5 Things to Remember,” Houston Family Magazine. 

Playgrounds, Virtual and Real: Using them wisely in your homeschool,” Texas Home School Coalition (pp 34-39).

Filipinos Finding Each Other In Washington, DC,” Taste.Company. 

5 Ways Teens Changed My Parenting Style,” ParentMap.

Blogging Improved My Son’s Writing–Maybe It Could Help Yours!” Texas Homeschool Coalition (pg 19). 

Designer Trick-or-Treat Bags, Created By Our Youngest Designers,” Palmetto Parent Magazine.

You Can Do It: Designer Trick-Or-Treat Bags,” Kern County Family Magazine.

Designer Bags, Get Ready For Some Loot,” Sonoma Family Life Magazine.

“Designer Trick-or-Treat Bags, Created By Our Youngest Designers,” Georgia Family Magazine.

What We Learned About Parenting At Starbucks,” Omaha Family. 

Use Your Words! Encouraging Expressiveness In Children,” Ithaca Child. 

Use Your Words! Encouraging Expressiveness In Children.,” Suburban Parent.

From One Mom to Another: The Gift of Perspective is Everything,” Oregon Family. 

Room to Grow,” Sonoma Family Life. 

My daughter’s teachers stood up to my helicopter parenting. I’m so glad they did.” The Week.

My Italian Holiday Taught Me to Drink Aglianico and Celebrate the Everyday,” Paste Magazine. 

I was late to pick up my kid once. I’ll never do it again.” The Week. 

Through the Sand: A Driving Lesson From Dubai,The Manifest-Station. 

Our Nomadic Lifestyle Was the Best Gift We Ever Gave Our Kids,” SheKnows Media. 

‘Be kind to one another’: The importance of sibling relationships,” The Washington Post, On Parenting.

Teaching My Kids The Simple Life Gave Them A Taste Of The Good Life,” Red Tricycle. 

The Mysterious Wonderful Spring Break Trip That Never Happened,” Grown & Flown. 

My Daughter-Who-Doesn’t-Like-To-Read,” Red Tricycle. 

Our Kids Wanted To Make Memories Of Their Own, Not Step Into Ours,” Today Parenting Team. 

My Daughter’s Messy Room Drove Me Crazy, Now I Miss It,” Grown & Flown. 

Letter To My Teenage Son About MarriageAnn Arbor Family.

Secrets to a Long Marriage,” Sonoma Family Life.

Value of Older Moms,” Suburban Parent, Dallas Parent edition and more. 

Why I Run,” Today Parenting Team.

My Friendship With Older Moms Helped Me More Than My Peers Ever Could,” About Families. 

Online Sharing: Are You Hurting Your Family,” Oregon Family Magazine. 

Use Your Words! Encouraging Expressiveness in Children,” ParentMap.

What IKEA Reveals About Your Home and Marriage,” Sassy Magazine. 

Beauty Comes From Within: What Makeup Can Add,” The Manifest-Station.

The Dangers of Online Sharing,” Sonoma Family Life Magazine. 

My Friendship With Older Moms Helped Me More Than My Peers Ever Could,” Houston Family Magazine.

What Happened When I Quit Helicopter Parenting,” San Diego Family.

My Son Listened To A Book, Not Me. And That’s OK.” Today Parenting Team. 

6 Pieces Of Unconventional Advice I Gave My Son,” YourTango.

Adopt Any Older Mom As Your Bestie. Here’s Why.” Today Parenting Team.

From Once Mom To Another: The Gift Of Perspective Is Everything,” Today Parenting Team.

Once Upon An Expat,” an anthology available on Amazon.

We Promised To Grow Old Together, But How Did It Happen So Fast?” YourTango.

The One Trip Guaranteed To Majorly Test Your Marriage,” YourTango.

What Happened When I Learned How Much My Coddling Hurt My Kids,” YourTango.

My Son Listened To A Book, Not Me. And That’s OK,” Parent.co. 

Love City, Love Bike,Austin American-Statesman.

From Sampaguita to Bleeding Heart: A Story of Resurrection,” Santa Fe Writers Project.

How our Friday night pizza night helps us connect with our growing kids,” The Washington Post.

What We Learned About Parenting At Starbucks,” Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers.

From One Mom To Another: The Gift Of Perspective Is Everything,” Huffington Post.

A Longing More Than Met,” Huffington Post.

What Happened When I Quit Helicopter Parenting And Let My Kids Choose Their Own Path,” Scary Mommy. 

Feisty After 45: The Best Blogs from Midlife WomenMill Park Publishing.

My Daughter-Who-Doesn’t-Like-To-Read,Literary Mama.

Want Attention in 2016? Read Shakespeare–In Public.,” Mamalode.

The Days,” Mamalode.

Sharing Online: Moms, Are You Hurting Your Family?” Sammiches and Psych Meds.

Dear Teenage Son: Thoughts On Our Marriage For Your Future,Ten To Twenty Parenting.

But Is It Safe? Abandoning Helicopter Parenting So Kids Can Grow Up,” Sammiches and Psych Meds. 

Relationships And IKEA: An Explosion Waiting To Happen,Scary Mommy.

Some Unconventional Marriage Advice I Gave My Teenage Son,” The Good Men Project.

Resurrection,“ Story|Houston. 

The Magic of Growing Old Together,” Scary Mommy

Stop Whining: What to Expect When You’re Expecting to Move With Kids,“ Ten To Twenty Parenting.

Does Oversharing Violate Your Marriage and Your Kids?“ The Good Men Project.

What Shakespeare Taught Me About Family,” Indiana Voice Journal.

Learning To Let My Daughter Go,” ScaryMommy.

“Your Marriage and IKEA’s Big Idea–How to Survive”The Good Men Project.

Simple as Italian Bread,” Mamalode.

Through the Sand: A Driving Lesson From Dubai,Semaphore Magazine.

I’m Not Who I Thought I’d Be at 40, and I Think I’m Ok With It,” Scary Mommy.

Let Go Of Your Agenda. Organic Adventure Will Catch You.,” elephant journal.

What Potty-Training My Son Taught Me About Myself,” The Good Men Project.

What To Expect When You’re Expecting To Move: Tips From A Veteran Movin’ Mamma,” Erma Bombeck.

The One Trip Guaranteed To Stretch Your Marriage,” The Good Men Project.

What Toilet-Training My Son Taught Me About Myself,” BLUNTmoms.

Strength Training: What Travel and Adventure Did For Our Family,” Great Moments in Parenting.

No Drinking Fountains: Notes from a Thirsty Expat Mom in Dubai,” elephant journal.

How I Learned I Couldn’t Protect My Daughter From Life,” BLUNTmoms.

What Shakespeare Taught Me About Family,” Mamalode.

Through the Sand: A Driving Lesson from Dubai,” The Briar Cliff Review, Volume 26. This essay was a finalist in The Briar Cliff ReviewCreative Nonfiction Contest.

To read or not to read, that is the question,” Christian Science Monitor.

Favorite Spaces: Game Boys,” Washingtonian.

The Good Life in the City,” Comment.

When Less is More,” The Town Paper. 

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