Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.

~Louis L’Amour

Writing Samples

Below are a few examples of my work and where to find me.


The WTF Moment That Made Me A Feminist: This is my first post on here and it took me a while to figure out how I wanted to introduce myself.  I thought about who I was, clearly a fierce woman since I am a contributor, but possibly not. I know I have some strong opinions and I have no problem sharing them…read more.

Postpartum Pampering: Becoming a mother is exciting and terrifying. First-time mothers are cast in a new role, and although they may have been preparing for it for months, many are overwhelmed by a newborn’s needs and demands. Life revolves around the new being in their lives, and there seems to be little time for even the necessities of life, let alone for pampering. However, this need not be so—there is time to be pampered, even to pamper more.

Discrimination: Then and Now, Our Image in Today’s Society: In today’s modern world we preach about equality and the freedom to express ourselves in our own unique way. It is rather depressing however, that the definition, in society’s view, of “own unique way” is individualism within conformity. It is sad that in our diverse and tolerant culture, we are intolerant still of any deviation of the norm…read more.

The Friendly Neighbor – Creating a Safe Halloween Environment: There are hundreds of facts out there for parents on Halloween night. We need to be aware of the costumes we put on our kids, the amount of light we provide them with and the candy that they bring home has to be checked as vigilantly as a drill sergeant does during inspection. We hardly ever think about our own homes and the many decorations that we have up for the season’s festivities…read more.

The Collateral Damage of Trump’s Rhetoric: Last night, minutes before I logged off for bed, a friend on Facebook told me about the shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. Instead of going to sleep, I searched news sites for information about it and was horrified when I saw that two mosques had been targeted…read more.

8 Steps to the Perfect Baby Shower: Throwing a baby shower can be a daunting task, and many hostesses or hosts often find themselves overwhelmed by the finer points that have to be considered.   Things like who to invite, what to make, and what games to play can be quickly forgotten while you are trying to arrange the venue and who will be driving the guest of honor.  I have seen many baby showers where a name has been forgotten on a guest list – even Monica and Phoebe from Friends forgot to invite Rachel’s mother to Rachel’s shower – and I have been to baby showers where guests have found themselves milling around since no games had been planned…read more.

Puppy Socialization: Understanding the Milestones: When it comes to development, puppies go through many different stages both physically and mentally…and when you look at socially, you will see a large number of socialization milestones. All of these milestones are important for development and we will go through each one in depth…read more.

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