I'm a freelance writer.

I cover parenting, breastfeeding, women's health, mental health, poverty, marriage, 80s nostalgia, and general parenting news. I'm a lactation consultant (IBCLC), and the author of two books of poems.

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5 ways to make parenting a strong willed child easier 0 article
scarymommy.com

5 Ways To Make Parenting A Strong-Willed Child Easier

Stubborn kids grow into powerful, confident adults. After they spend years testing your sanity....

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The Washington Post

Reconnecting with my tween son

Instead of talking to him from the other room, I began resting a hand on his arm or shoulder while I spoke to him. The results have been tremendous....

Washpost article
The Washington Post

Why I post pictures of my children breastfeeding

Breastfeeding—like so many aspects of parenting—is wondrous and fleeting....

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Saying No to Visitors Was One of My Best Postpartum Decisions ...

Saying No to Visitors Was One of My Best Postpartum...

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We Don't Expect Grown-Ups to Sleep Alone, So Why Expect Kids ...

We Don't Expect Grown-Ups to Sleep Alone, So Why Ex...

Yahoo!

To the Woman Who Told Me to Hit My Son

To the Woman Who Told Me to Hit My Son

Cabbage patch kids 80s article
scarymommy.com

Remembering The Cabbage Patch Kids Craze Of The '80s – Scary ...

Remembering The Cabbage Patch Kids Craze Of The '80...

Elle

How Our Family Survived on Food Stamps

How Our Family Survived on Food Stamps

abc7.com

Mom shares photos of the last time she breastfed before undergoing cancer treatment | abc7.com

Mom shares photos of the last time she breastfed be...

What not to say anxiety article
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6 Things Not To Say To An Anxiety Sufferer And How To Help ...

6 Things Not To Say To An Anxiety Sufferer And How ...

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DailyWorth

Our Year on Food Stamps

Our family spent a year on food stamps. And we were one of the lucky ones....

abc7ny.com

Sweet rescue dog brings comfort and companionship to boy battling brain cancer | abc7ny.com

Sweet rescue dog brings comfort and companionship t...

Family hates baby name article
scarymommy.com

I Regret Sharing My Kids' Names Before They Were Born

When Choosing A Baby Name Is An Extended Family Aff...

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Unless You Have A Picky Eater, Please Don't Give Me Advice About ...

Unless You Have A Picky Eater, Please Don't Give Me...

She Knows

Parents of picky eaters crave a little compassion

Parents of picky eaters crave a little compassion