Welcome to my website !

Sample ImageThanks for visiting! I'm a freelance writer who specializes in health, parenting, relationships and women's issues. I've been freelancing full-time for many years and have written for dozens of magazines, custom publications and websites such as Woman's Day, Parents, Seventeen, Essence, Fit Pregnancy, Oxygen, Parenting, American Baby, Babytalk, Prevention.com, Shape.com, EverydayHealth.com, and many more.

Topics I've addressed range from the serious, like heart disease and diabetes, to the downright wacky, like the whens, whys and hows of poop (yours, not your child's).

Regardless of the topic, my goal is to provide clients and readers with information that is fresh, interesting and factual.

To learn more about my services, click through the rest of the site. If you would like to discuss a project, or you have any questions or comments, please contact me.


About ME

I'm a freelancer in forever hot (and humid) Houston, Texas. I enjoy finding ways to help people live healthier and more fulfilling lives, whether that means offering workout motivation, healthy eating tips or advice on parenting children - from newborns to teens.

Another thing I enjoy is celebrity gossip. Fortunately, I've been able to use that interest (or nosiness, if we call it what it really is) to add another notch to my writing belt. I've interviewed celebs such as Maria Shriver, Penny Marshall, Judy Collins, Gunnar Peterson, Joan Lunden and Hector Elizondo, among others.

I write about many things: health, parenting, relationships, finances, and much more. My work has appeared in publications that include Woman's Day, Parents, Oxygen, Fit Pregnancy and Baby, Seventeen, Babytalk, Preserving Your Memory, Essence, Prevention.com, Shape.com, WhattoExpect.com and EverydayHealth.com.

I've won a National Health Information Award, a Texas Medical Association Anson Jones M.D. Award, and two Francis C. Moore, M.D. Medical Journalism Awards.

When I'm not pounding away at the keyboard, I'm working up a sweat at the gym, watching horror movies, immersing myself in a book or magazine, or trying to convince my husband and 11-year-old son that I serve broccoli as a sign of love.


print articles

Here are samples of my articles that have been published in print. Clips will link to the publisher's website.


4 Exercises to Help Baby Get Stronger - Parents

Can You Hear Me Now? - Woman's Day

Speed Up Your Slowpoke Toddler - Parents

Through Thick and Thin: B.Smith and Dan Gasby - Preserving Your Memory

Infant Impulses - American Baby

Family Dramas - Scholastic Choices



online articles

Here are some samples of my online work. Links will take you directly to the article on the publisher's site.


What to Do When It's Time to Break Up with a Family Member - Prevention.com

8 Scary Condom Mistakes You Could Be Making - Shape.com

Labor and Delivery Room Tools: Decoded - FitPregnancy.com

9 Fitness Tips from Celebrity Trainer Gunnar Peterson - LivingBetterat50.com

10 Ways to Stop Wasting Time in the Gym - Shape.com

7 Surprising Baby Safety Mistakes You Might (Still) Be Making - Parents.com

12 Things That Could Be Messing With Your Guy's Sperm - Prevention.com




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