Find my work at the links below.
The Washington Post

Holiday traditions aren’t all cheery. Some are weird or a bit scary. (December 20, 2022)
Do spiders hear? Some can use their webs to detect sound (October 25, 2022)
To protect the ocean, some ships harness renewable energy (August 18, 2022)
In the Dolomites, South Tyrol is a treasure worth exploring (August 11, 2022)
Some birds are laying eggs earlier. Scientists are paying attention. (May 17, 2022)
Tiny wasps could help save trees under attack (March 23, 2022)
Studying sharks’ immune systems could lead to powerful human medicines (March 8, 2022)
Woolly bear caterpillars use clever tricks to survive (November 22, 2021)
How a focus on nature is changing therapy for kids (October 12, 2021)
My family went to Germany five days after travel restrictions were lifted. Here’s what we learned. (July 29, 2021)
Fifth-grader is on a race to spread kindness (May 26, 2021)
Portable door locks can give travelers extra comfort and protection. Here’s how to choose one. (May 20, 2021)
10-year-old Florida girl writes a song to let kids know that fears are normal (April 25, 2021)
Social distancing brought musical collaboration for 9-year-old (March 23, 2021)
Frigid weather brings ice volcanoes to the Great Lakes (February 9, 2021)
Samaira Mehta shows other kids the fun of coding by inventing board games (February 9, 2021)
If you’re a solo parent traveling internationally with your kids, be ready for this question (February 4, 2021)
Kid entrepreneur invented a better barrette – and gained confidence too (November 30, 2020)
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)

Next Avenue

The Value of Body Neutrality (January 9, 2022)
What I Wish I’d Known About Mammogram Callbacks (October 28, 2021)


From the Sidelines: Parents and Youth Sports (November 28, 2022)


Online Gaming Is the New Therapist’s Office (November 30, 2021)

National Geographic

When every day is Take Your Kid to Work Day (April 21, 2021)

Today’s Parent

Why telling kids to be grateful doesn’t work – and what to try instead (February 15, 2021)


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

Good Housekeeping

My Pandemic Pod Blew Up – As It Turns Out, They Weren’t Made to Last (March 24, 2021)
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)

Family Online Safety Institute

Screens Are Not Evil – and Other Truths I Learned During the Pandemic (November 5, 2020)

Entropy Magazine

Mother Hen (August 27, 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)


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

Modern Loss

Letters To My Dead Mother (November 8, 2018)


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)


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)

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)