I'm a freelance writer and content developer who loves the challenge of writing about something new. There's a book in here somewhere, and one day I'll write it. Until then, you'll find me writing and blogging about family and parenting, food and cooking, books and movies, etiquette and entertaining, and the occasional travel brag or political opinion.
Recent Published work:
I know you want to brag. I know you're excited. And so many people care, but every single on of your friends on Facebook is not the right audience. You know I'm right. Free Times, January 2016 (pdf).
This is why I never go out shopping on Black Friday. Moral superiority aside, I spent way too much at Net-a-Porter this Black Friday, but that doesn't count, because I didn't have to go anywhere. The Kitchn, November, 2016.
My roommate from back in the day (Hi, Mariah!) and I were trying to remember if we ever had food in our apartment. We didn't, but somehow we didn't starve. These days, it's like I'm expected to have food all the time. And here's how I keep it together when life is moving too fast. The Kitchn, November 2016.
Somehow her photo always ends up accompanying my posts about entertaining on The Kitchn. This is how I learned to love Halloween, which spawned my micro-famous pumpkin chili. The Kitchn, October 2016.
And writing this one - "What's Your Perfect Date Night In?" - was a lot of fun. How often do you get to quote Marvin Gaye and Bad Company in one quiz? (I actually don't know. Maybe it's a lot.) My date night in is almost always me inviting people over, cooking garbage from the fridge, and then drinking too much because I don't have to drive. The Kitchn, October 2016.
I love my neighborhood, but some people are just wrong. The Kitchn, October 2016.
I mean, duh. I can hear you rolling your eyes from here, kind of like the time I said to my husband, "You know? I just prefer flying first class." But I swear, having a weekly house cleaner makes our family stronger. The Kitchn, September 2016.