Writing Samples

Published Essays, Features and Columns

Many of my personal essays, freelance features and parenting columns are archived on various publications’ websites. Please contact me for additional samples or specific topics.



How Mothering Changed Me

“How would you like me to cut your grandson’s hair?,” came the question, innocently enough. Before I could respond, Morgan hopped up into the barber’s chair and announced, “That’s not my grandma. That’s my mom.”

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Scouting Magazine

Planting the Seeds for A Legacy of Service

Otter Point Creek had turned the color of chocolate milk.

Photographs By Walter CalahanBut three days of April showers hadn’t muddied Boy Scout Troop 810’s enthusiasm for their spring service project. The location was the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center (ACLEC) in Abingdon, Md., north of Baltimore.

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Baltimore’s Child

Each month, Baltimore’s Child distributes 50,000 copies in Baltimore City, N. Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford and Howard Counties in Central Maryland. Please Click Here to read my Nov. 2011 column, “Teens with Scoliosis, Curvy Girls Got Your Back.” To check out my “Homeschool of Though” column, Click Here to search the archives.

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