My work has appeared in Salon.com
(where my essay about my daughter’s adoption was chosen as an Editor’s Pick for 2006); Brain Child
(my essay “You’re Not the Boss of Me” about non-coercive parenting was reprinted in both Utne
); Huffington Post
, Yoga Journal
, Adoptive Families
, Bitch: A Feminist Response to Pop Culture, Commonsense Media
and Greater Good
. My Salon.com essay also appears as “Sharing Madison” in Rebecca Walker’s anthology One Big Happy Family
(Riverhead Press, 2009). I have also written for Adoptive Families, Barnes & Noble/Spark Notes, and Disney’s Family.com. My essay, “Someone Else’s Shoes” appears in the book Mothering and Blogging: Theory and Practice (Demeter Press, 2009). My retired personal blog was featured in Time Magazine, the Washington Times, About.com’s Parenting section, About.com’s Adoption section, and was voted “best adoption blog” on TheBump.com. I was honored as a Parenting Magazine Must Read Mom at the 2010 BlogHer convention in NYC and as one of the 50 top parenting bloggers for 2010 by Babble.com.
I received my masters in clinical counseling through the University of Dayton and have my post-graduate certificate in Infant and Toddler Mental Health through Arcadia University. I completed the PSI and 2020 Mom Professional Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training and am a Level IV Early Childhood & Afterschool Professional per the Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association. Scroll down to see clips to some of my essays and features.