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Smith in My Life

Smith in My Life

Personal essay for the Smith College Alumnae Quarterly

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How Your Next Family Road Trip Can Get Your Kid Back-to-School Ready

How Your Next Family Road Trip Can Get Your Kid Back-to-School Ready

(National Geographic Kids)
Education piece for National Geographic Kids Family Newsletter.

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Running for Your Life

Running for Your Life

(SELF)
Personal essay in the 2016 Jan/Feb issue of SELF magazine

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Letting ‘the Last 12-Year-Old in the Whole World Without a Cellphone’ Make Her Case

Letting ‘the Last 12-Year-Old in the Whole World Without a Cellphone’ Make Her Case

(New York Times)
Reported essay for the NYT Well Family Blog

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IB programs: college prep for the highly motivated

IB programs: college prep for the highly motivated

(Seattle Times)
600-word reported article for the Seattle Times’ special education section.

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Running Start: tuition-free college classes

Running Start: tuition-free college classes

(Seattle Times)
600-word reported article for the Seattle Times’ special education section

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5 Ways Animals Can Teach Kindness

5 Ways Animals Can Teach Kindness

(National Geographic)
Monthly newsletter for National Geographic’s Family Field Guide.

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Panic Much? 4 New Titles Offer a Panacea

Panic Much? 4 New Titles Offer a Panacea

(ParentMap)
Parenting book review roundup of four titles that deepen the discussion around how children thrive

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Tulle for School?

Tulle for School?

(ParentMap)
Hottest new fashion trends for back-to-school

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Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

(Seattle Times)
How to take your elevator speech up a notch.

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Toot suite

Toot suite

(Seattle’s Child)
Exploring Seattle by train

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A new spin on family biking

A new spin on family biking

(Seattle’s Child)
Now’s the perfect time to give it a whirl

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I was a feminist, a workaholic and a mom who ‘had it all.’ Then my husband died.

I was a feminist, a workaholic and a mom who ‘had it all.’ Then my husband died.

(Washington Post)
Personal essay for their Solo-ish blog

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Raising Spoiled Kids? Maybe you should parent like the Amish

Raising Spoiled Kids? Maybe you should parent like the Amish

(Parent Map)
What four new books have to say about modern parenting

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Rustic cool

Rustic cool

(Seattle Times)
How to create the modern farmhouse look

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Baby Love

Baby Love

(Seattle Times)
Shower parents-to-be with infant items that are adorable and practical

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Sexual Assault Survivors Speak Out Against Campus Rape

Sexual Assault Survivors Speak Out Against Campus Rape

(Marie Claire)
2,000-wd reported article on sexual assaults on college campuses

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Spring Clean

Spring Clean

(Seattle Times)
Ditch dirt and clutter with fun and effective products

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Brighter Light

Brighter Light

(Seattle Times)
Combat the winter darkness with new lighting from floor to ceiling

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Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Flu Season

Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Flu Season

(Bergen Mama)
Q & A with Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Ashwin Jathavedam

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Holiday Dressing

Holiday Dressing

(Seattle Times)
Special looks to light up your seasonal soirees

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Tasty Ideas for Bringing the Fam Together With Food

Tasty Ideas for Bringing the Fam Together With Food

(National Geographic)
Reported essay for National Geographic’s Family Field Guide.

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Hired Help

Hired Help

(Seattle Times/ On Course education section)
The ins and outs of independent college counselors

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Cool Details

Cool Details

(Seattle Times)
Enhance your fall décor with small touches that make a big impact

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Size Matters

Size Matters

(Seattle Times – On Course college planning special education section)
Big school or small? Choose the right fit

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The power of education

The power of education

(Smith Alumnae Quarterly)
2,000-wd cover story profile of philanthropist Janet Wright Ketcham.

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Summer ‘momoirs’

Summer ‘momoirs’

(ParentMap)
Summer nonfiction book reviews, including memoirs by Jennifer Haupt, Suzanne Antonetta, Kelly Corrigan, and Sandra Tsing Loh

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Summer Sips

Summer Sips

(Seattle Times)
Local wines and sharp accessories create a perfect pairing for outdoor festivities

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Pet Project

Pet Project

(GEICO Now)
Fido’s finances can really add up. Which pets are priciest?

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Glam Gardens

Glam Gardens

(Seattle Times)
Celebrate the great outdoors with beautiful, functional accessories.

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Surveying the field

Surveying the field

(Seattle Times)
The fastest-growing engineering specialties

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Sunny escape

Sunny escape

(Seattle Times)
Fight off the winter gloom with pieces perfect for spring dreaming.

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All in the details

All in the details

(Seattle Times)
Make the season merry with décor, trim and packaging that stands out

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Zen and the Art of the Fall Road Trip

Zen and the Art of the Fall Road Trip

(Red Tricycle)
A roundup of the best fall family travel destinations in the Northwest

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Why are we so obsessed with baby names?

Why are we so obsessed with baby names?

(Parent Map)
What were these parents thinking?

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Beyond Stranger Danger: How Can We Protect Our Kids?

Beyond Stranger Danger: How Can We Protect Our Kids?

(ParentMap)
With ninety percent of sexual abuse offenses committed by someone acquainted with the child, how can parents keep their kids safe?

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Child’s Play

Child’s Play

(GEICO Now)
Roundup of the best children’s museums around the country.

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Trash Bashes and Disco Nights

Trash Bashes and Disco Nights

(Parent Map)
The underbelly of PTA Auctions

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Master Plan

Master Plan

(The Seattle Times)
Should you get a master’s degree?

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The Push-Pull of Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In”

The Push-Pull of Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In”

(ParentMap)
One more to add to the “have it all” debate

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Off the Chain

Off the Chain

(Bellevue Visitors Guide)
Luxury stores, local boutiques and eclectic consignment shops offer one of a kind finds.

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A Thank You Note to Marissa Mayer From a Work-at-Home Mom

(ParentMap)
Dear Marissa, Thank you for putting a stop to this work at home insanity!

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Sex

How to Talk to Your Teen About Sex

(ParentMap)
First came the ABCs, now it’s time to learn about STDs.

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Seven-Year-Old on a Diet?

Seven-Year-Old on a Diet?

(ParentMap)
Weighing in on Dara-Lynn Weiss’ book, “The Heavy”

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Fodor’s Seattle 6th Edition

Fodor’s Seattle 6th Edition

(Random House)
Updating and writing the 50-page Seattle Neighborhoods Chapter

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25 Ways to Give Back Beyond the Canned Food Drive

25 Ways to Give Back Beyond the Canned Food Drive

(Red Tricycle)
How to get the whole family involved in the giving season

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‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ Medina Style

‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ Medina Style

(ParentMap)
Why watching the hit show ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ reminds me of my own childhood.

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Bundle Up! Turn Simple Apps Into Terrific Gifts

Bundle Up! Turn Simple Apps Into Terrific Gifts

(ParentMap)
How to give virtual gifts

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Q & A With Jonny Moseley

Q & A With Jonny Moseley

(Red Tricycle)
Interview with Olympic gold medalist and co-host of G4’s American Ninja Warrior, Jonny Moseley.

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Best Mexican in Seattle

Best Mexican in Seattle

(Red Tricycle)
Yes, great Mexican in Seattle does exist

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4 Steps to Reliable Child Care

4 Steps to Reliable Child Care

(Working Mother)
Tammy Gold offers a plan

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The New Nanny Solution

The New Nanny Solution

(Working Mother)
2,000-word article on flexible childcare solutions.

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The Ultimate Staycation

The Ultimate Staycation

(Red Tricycle)
Sorry we missed you. We are currently not checking email, Twitter, or your Facebook status updates detailing your $1,500 a night “glamping vacation.”

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WWND: What Would Nora Do?

WWND: What Would Nora Do?

(TODAY Moms – NBC)
Ephron’s attitude was basically this: Smile, embrace the mess, and carry on.

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Get Your Burger On

Get Your Burger On

(Red Tricycle)
Roundup of the best family-friendly burger spots in Seattle

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Love, Tears and Chocolate

Love, Tears and Chocolate

(Redbook)
Personal essay for Redbook’s “Stuff My Kids Taught Me” section.

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Drive and Seek: 6 Hot Summer Road Trips

Drive and Seek: 6 Hot Summer Road Trips

(Red Tricycle)
Best family getaways within a few hours drive of Seattle

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Mom Dates

Mom Dates

(Red Tricycle)
You, a close friend, and a conversation. Not in your already messy home. Not at the crowded coffee shop down the street.

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French vs. American Parents: Game On!

French vs. American Parents: Game On!

(Red Tricycle)
Satirical opinion piece on the whole French vs. American parenting debate. I got a lot of hate comments on this one : )

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A Restaurant Where Your Kids Will Actually Eat Their Veggies

A Restaurant Where Your Kids Will Actually Eat Their Veggies

(Red Tricycle)
Getting kids to eat their veggies: hard. Chowing down a 100% plant-based fast food kids meal? Easy.

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Fine Dining with Kids in Seattle

Fine Dining with Kids in Seattle

(Red Tricycle)
A fine-dining experience is possible with the little ones along.

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10 Places to See Spectacular Fall Colors

10 Places to See Spectacular Fall Colors

(Red Tricycle)
Fall foliage hot spots in and around the Seattle area.

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Teen Vogue’s Fashion Week Pop-up in Spot On

Teen Vogue’s Fashion Week Pop-up in Spot On

(MediaPost)
Going to the mall to in search of up-to-the-minute trends is a thing of the past.

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Maternity Leave Special! Hurry, While Benefits Last

Maternity Leave Special! Hurry, While Benefits Last

(Working Mother)
Contributing essay for Working Mother’s Blog Carnival on Paid Parental Leave.

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A Life Less Organized

A Life Less Organized

(This I Believe)
Essay touting the benefits of disorganization.

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Digital Underground

Digital Underground

(Daily Candy)
Review of Ten Pachi Salon in Seattle

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Sex, Lies and Salespeople

Sex, Lies and Salespeople

(Seattle Weekly)
How to make a buck selling retail in New York.

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