Recapping the Year

I haven’t posted here in almost a year, but it’s not because I haven’t been writing. It’s the opposite actually. I’ve been writing and editing SO much that I haven’t had time to update my portfolio, so let’s bring you up to speed.

The majority of articles I’ve written are published on San Francisco Moms Blog and Mid-Peninsula Moms Blog because, as the Managing Editor for those publications, I want to share my work on the sites I help run.

I did manage to write a couple extra articles for Her View From Home and Parent.co, which has now been taken over by Motherly: “What My Lonely Neighbor Taught Me About Generosity and Cake” and “Consider Swapping These Two Words to Get What You Want.”

Speaking of Motherly, all of my Parent.co articles have migrated to the new site, but if any links are broken, you can find my Parent.co/Motherly portfolio here.

Things don’t seem to be slowing down, so please be sure to follow my work on SF Moms Blog and MP Moms Blog, and if I magically find more time in the day to write for other publications I’ll (eventually) add those links here. ‘Til then!

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How to Support Stay-at-Home Parents: Know Your Kvetching Order

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This one swirled in my head for a while before I could figure out how to explain it in a practical way. Hopefully, this simple communication technique will help you or someone you know, too. Check out my article on Parent.Co here.

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Why Do We Refer to Ourselves in the Third Person When We Talk to Our Kids?

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I’m guilty of calling myself “Mommy” when talking directly to my kids. Instead of saying, “I’ll get that for you,” I say, “Mommy will get that for you.” I call it Jimmy Talk in honor of a character in a classic episode of the show “Seinfeld.” Are you a Jimmy Talker, too?  Here’s why I think we do it.

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