The Great Spinach Lasagna Mutiny

Innocuous entree or justification for a food fight?

Adventures in Parenthood: In which I attempt to feel my children spinach lasagna. Published in Fayette Woman, December 2009.

What Your College Professors Wish You Already Knew


Back-to-school article for first-year and returning college students that explains professors’ expectations and provides tips for succeeding in college.

The Fitness Boot Camp Diaries

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My personal account of fitness boot camp. Published in Fayette Woman, July 2009.

The School Bullies: Helping Kids to Push Back

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Feature article on how parents can help children being bullied and/or help prevent incidents of bullying in schools. Published in Fayette Woman, August 2009.

The Autumn Charm of Newport

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Travel feature on visiting Newport, RI, during the off-season. Published in Lifestyles Magazine, October 2008.

Crashing the menu

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Ten years ago, about this time of the year, I experienced a big reality check when I called Caroline, my sister-in-law, to confirm our holiday plans with my husband’s family for our Thanksgiving dinner. “What would you like me to bring?” I asked her. “Nothing,” she replied. I was a little surprised. “No, really, it’s [...]