I’ve been a content creator since 2002, placing hundreds of articles and essays in newsstand magazines and websites like Parenting, Good Housekeeping, Parents, Midwest Living, The Washington Post, NBCNews.com, NYTimes.com, and many more. I moved into digital publishing in 2005 as a pioneer in the “mommy blogging” landscape, and was one of the first women podcasting about home and family life, starting in 2012.
The Mom Hour podcast, co-hosted with Sarah Powers, launched in 2015 and has been downloaded over 15M times and reaches many thousands of loyal listeners each week.
My podcast Mother of Reinvention was created to document the journey of moving into midlife motherhood, and in 2022 I launched the Reinvent Midlife blog, REINVENT Magazine, and the Reinvent Midlife Community to deliver targeted, exclusive content, belonging, and experiences to, for, and by midlife women. And I host a weekly live video series, Sunday Morning Tea, that has the feel of a casual chat between friends over a cup of tea.
I live in southwest Michigan with two cats, a couple dozen chickens, and my ever-shifting brood of fast-growing teens and young adults. Together with my sister and our partners, I also own an independent bookstore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula which will open in spring/summer 2023.
I love tea, nature, books, music, and sharing stories with you. Welcome to my corner of the internet!