Writing Samples

Recent McClatchy/Knight Ridder Columns (partial publication list):

"Staycation, Schmaycation: One Mother's Perspective"
August 19, 2009
San Luis Obispo Tribune.com, Idaho Statesman.com, Moms2Moms.com, Kentucky.com, Macon.com, Herald Online.com, Merced Sun Star.com, Modesto Bee.com, Fresno Bee.com, Washington News Headlines.com, Individual.com, Twitter.com, Topics.Treehuggers.com, Bradenton Herald.com, Island Packet.com, Inform.com, Belleville News-Democrat.com, Individual.com, News and Observer.com, Tri-City Herald.com, Sacramento Bee.com, Centre Daily News.com.

"Mom on Text-Driving: Ban It For the Kids"
August 4, 2009
USA Today.com, "Philadelphia Inquirer," Fresno Bee.com, Island Packet.com, Tri-City Herald.com, Penn State News.com, Belleville News- Democrat.com, Twitter.com, PenTeleData.net, Topics.com, Philly.com, San Luis Obispo.com, Kentucky.com, Centre-Daily Times.com, News and Observer.com, Merced Sun-Star.com, Sacramento Bee.com, Centre Daily Times.com, Mom2Momsc.com, Wopular.com, Roadrunner.com, Bradenton Herald. com, Cellular Country. com, Individual. com, Directions Driving.net, Macon.com, Toppacaralhu.com, Treehugger.com, Tetechnology.com, Washington News Headlines.com, Chirpcity.com.

"When Son's Cyberworld Duties Compete with Suppertime"
July 21, 2009
Philly.com, "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel," Spokesman-Review.com, Tri-City Herald.com, Medina County Moms.com, Runeaddict.com, Lorain County Moms.com, Kansas.com, Herald Online.com, Moms2Moms.com, The State online.com, News and Observer.com, Kansas.com, Centre-Daily Times.com, Dakota Moms.com, Einnews.com, News and Observer.com, Merced Sun-Star.com, Sacramento Bee.com.

"Not Giving Children Everything Can Be a Good Lesson"
July 7, 2009
Buffalonews.com, San Luis Obispo Tribune.com, WorldNews Network.com, Surfwax.com, Bradenton Herald.com, "The Huntsville Times," Kentucky.com, Lake Wylie Pilot.com, Dakotamoms.com, Tri-City Herald.com, Herald Online.com, News and Observer.com, Sacramento Bee.com, Centre-Daily Times.com, Belleville News-Democract.com, Modesto Bee.com, The State.com, Ledger-Enquirer.com, Macon.com, Fresno Bee.com, Topix.com.

"On Behalf of Parents Everywhere: Thank You, Internet!"
June 22, 2009
Buffalonews.com, San Luis Obispo Tribune.com, Care2.com, DailyME.com, Sacramento Bee.com, Webberscorner.com, Island Packet.com, Cdbaby.com, Kentucky.com, Fresno Bee.com, Macon.com, Idaho Statemen.com, Modesto Bee. com.

"Co-Ed Sleepovers? Whaaat?"
June 8, 2009
Newsday.com, The Buffalonews.com, The Stateonline.com, Courant.com, Tri-City Herald.com, Herald Online.com, News and Observer.com, Sacramento Bee.com, Monterey Herald.com, Healthhaven.com, Centre-Daily Times.com, Modesto Bee.com.

"My Sister's Couch"
May 12, 2009
Merced Sun-Star.com, News and Observer.com, Sacramento Bee.com, Modesto Bee.com, Herald Online.com, Mom2MomSC.com, Island Packet.com, Beaufort Gazette.com, San Luis Obispo Tribune.com, Macon.com, Tri-City Herald.com, Topix.com, Fresno Bee.com, Merced Sun-Star.com, Kentucky.com, Macon.com, Idaho Statesman.com.

"Text Messaging: Like Mother, Like Daughter"
April 15 2009
Buffalo News.com, Deseret News, NOLA.com, Moms2MomsSC.com, Macon.com, Tri-City Herald.com, Pocatello Parents.com, Anniston Star.com, Fresno Bee.com, Modesto Bee.com, Sacramento Bee.com, tmcnet.com, Herald Online.com, Sensible Girl.com.

"If Big Bird is Yellow and Elmo is Red, What's the Color of Money, Mommy?"
March 26, 2009
Beaufort Gazette.com, San Luis Obispo Tribune.com, Moms2MomSC.com, The State Online, Central Valley Moms, Surfwax.com, Refugees.bratfree.com.

"Mom on the Moon"
March 16, 2009
Daily ME.com, Centre Daily Times.com, Fresno Bee.com, News and Observer.com.

"Facebook is Mom’s New BFF"
March 2, 2009
Boston Herald.com, Connecticut Post.com, News and Observer.com, Center Daily Times.com, Press of Atlantic City.com, Sacramento Bee.com, Modesto Bee.com, Fresno Bee.com, RisMedia.com, Idaho Statesman.com, Beaufort Gazette.com, The State.com, Island Packet.com, Belleville News-Democrat.com, Kentucky.com.

"He's a Travelin' Young Man"
Feb. 3, 2009
News and Observer.com, Center Daily Times.com, Press of Atlantic City.com, Sacramento Bee.com, Modesto Bee.com

"The First Ladies of Cookies: NOT!"
Jan. 20,2009
Sacramento Bee.com, Modesto Bee. com, Bradenton Herald.com, Press of Atlantic City.com, Daily ME.com, News and Observer.com, Norwalk News, CentreDaily.com, San Luis Obispo Tribune.com (Calif.), The Idaho Statesman.com, Chauffeur Center.com, Ledger-Enquirer.com (Columbus, Ga.)

Other Writing:

Journey In Parenting.com
Guns and Children
Oct. 29, 2008

Journey In Parenting.com
Las Vegas Abduction Offers Reminder
Oct. 22, 2008

McClatchy Newspapers
Blackberry? Bah! Busy parents don't need expensive gadgets to keep up with kids
Sept. 16, 2008

Sweat Solutions
The IHHS Explains Recent News About Botox Safety
Summer 2008

89.7 WKSU (Local NPR Affiliate)
Four essays: The End of Summer, Learning Political Discourse From the Home, Time To Say Good-Bye, Remembering My City

Moms Easy Chair.com
Seeking Self: After Years Of Baby Blur, Mothers Are Stepping Out Into Non-Traditional Hobbies To Redefine - Or Find - Who They Are
Summer 2007

Moms Easy Chair.com
Don't Sweat It: Solutions Abound From Botox to High-Tech Secret
Fall 2007

Cleveland Plain Dealer
Broken Home, a Painful Return to a Shattered New Orleans (Part One) || (Part Two)
Copyright 2005 Plain Dealer Publishing Co. Used with permission.

The State Newspaper
When Children Have Children (Part One) || (Part Two)
Spring 1990