Media

Find some of my ramblings at the links below.

The Washington Post
My kids’ online gaming drove me crazy — until I joined them (October 14, 2020)
Tiny bacteria impact our health in big ways (September 22, 2020)
During the 1918 flu pandemic, at-home learning meant little schoolwork (May 13, 2020)
12 kids who are changing their communities and our world: Profiles for Naudia Greenawalt & Linkin Eger; Sidney Keys III (April 11, 2020)
How do birds survive cold winters? (January 21, 2020)
Bobbleheads get more than a nod at new museum (February 25, 2019)
Why I’m letting my tween be overscheduled this year (November 5, 2018)

Parents
Should You Let Your Kids Watch Horror Movies? (October 14, 2020)
Parenting a Tween is Actually Pretty Great (September 12, 2019)

Entropy Magazine
Mother Hen (August 27, 2020)

Good Housekeeping
Parents Who Butt In During Remote School Are Just Trying to Help — But They’re Doing the Opposite (October 28, 2020)
Election Season Has Teachers Finding the Balance Between Treading Lightly and Encouraging Discussion (August 24, 2020)
How to Homeschool During the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (March 20, 2020)
Why Are Our School Nurses Disappearing? (January 24, 2020)

Moms of Tweens and Teens
Revisiting Sweet Valley High is a Balm for My Pandemic-Weary Soul (October 21, 2020) 
Why I Love Sharing a Reading List With My Tweens (July 21, 2020)

Grown and Flown
I Started to Say Yes to My Kids This Summer and Here’s What Happened (August 15, 2020)

Notre Dame Magazine
Soaring Above the Chorus of Grief (April 23, 2020)
The balm of still waters (Summer 2017)

Rediscovering Play Podcast (Interview)
Parenting During Covid-19: Adjusting to Homeschool Realities (April 21, 2020)

Mashable
How internet ghost stories take on a life of their own (June 7, 2019)

Modern Loss
Letters To My Dead Mother (November 8, 2018)

Ravishly
Having A Baby In The NICU Shattered My Beliefs About Control (September 9, 2019)
We Need To Talk About Body Image With Our Kids Early And Often​ (August 3, 2018)
To Gray Or Not To Gray? On Hair Dye And Aging (April 10, 2018)
On Heightism: My Child Is More Than Adorable (January 17, 2018)

Her View From Home
Can I Learn to Love a Stepmother When I Still Ache For My Mom? (December 7, 2018)
Why I Stopped Worrying About Being a Fun Mom (August 9, 2018)
I May Be Grown Up, But Sometimes I Glimpse The Girl I Was (March 30, 2018)

Self-Sufficient Kids
Why Kids Need Risky Play to Thrive (March 19, 2019)
7 Test Anxiety Tips to Help Kids and Teens Cope With Test-Taking Nerves (December 10, 2018)

Sammiches & Psych Meds
What I Wish I’d Known As A New Mom (October 25, 2018)

Filter Free Parents
How Not To Lose Your Mind This Summer When Your Kids Fight Constantly (May 23, 2018)

The HerStories Project
My Parents Raised Me To Be Fearless. Then Why Am I So Scared? (May 2, 2018)

Parent Co.
Her Own Curve (December 13, 2017)
Why Weaning Off Antidepressants Wasn’t the Right Choice for Me (September 20, 2017)
The Inevitable Echo of “Enough” (June 30, 2017)

Mamalode
Dear Daughters: Keep Being Awesome  (January 17, 2017)
My Mother’s Hands  (October 12, 2016)
Reflections on Guilt  (May 16, 2016)

Scary Mommy
There’s Nothing Wrong With Having a Mom Meltdown (December 6, 2016)
My Edited Self Vs. My True Self  (February 15, 2016)

Red Tricycle
The Secrets My Childhood Diary Reveals to Me about My Own Tween Girl (October 5, 2018)

MetroParent Magazine
Little ninjas: Kids learn valuable life skills through martial arts (October 28, 2017)

Hyland’s + Mamalode “A Mother Knows”
The Chemical Reaction of Motherhood (May 2019)

AddeoFit Blog
Being Kind to Ourselves Helps Our Kids Learn to Love (February 28, 2018)

Milwaukee Mom
You can browse my contributor articles here. I’ve listed a few below that are particularly close to my heart.
How My Kids Will Know the Grandmother They’ll Never Meet  (May 11, 2017)
When You’re An Anxious Mom  (May 3, 2017)
Why I Stopped Explaining My Daughter’s Size  (August 9, 2016)