|Contributor since:||July 2009|
|Location:||Wilmette, IL - on Chicago's North Shore|
I'm a 40-something mother, wife and writer who took a long unexpected gig as a stay-at-home mom in the Chicago suburbs which, to my surprise, I liked. In addition to spending quality time with my two kids, staying home gave me time to hang out on the North Shore, act in community theatre, sing in a band, host a local-access cable TV show and go back to school. Now I'm relaunching my career as a writer. I have another blog about life after 40, and am a regular contributor to local magazines and newspapers. I look forward to bringing stories from my neighborhood to yours.
I'm Known For...
A good sense of humor, a willingness to fail in public, and a fierce net game.
My Current Project
Negotiating middle age while keeping my yard free of dog poop and my kids out of jail.
My Biggest Regret
I should have been an English Major after all.
I Truly Respect
People who aren't afraid to show who they are.
Things That Really Happened
I kayaked with a pod of Orca.
I'm thrilled to be a part of this great community of writers.
My Other Website
What I'm Currently Addicted To...
"Lost" on dvd. Where have I been for the last five years?
This Is Annoying Me...
Pediatricians who sell Botox.
This Is Making Me Worry...
The more I write, the more weight I gain.
This Is Bringing Me Joy...
Interviewing people, all sorts of people. I'm learning so much from them.
I'm Running From...
I try not to run, unless I'm chasing a tennis ball. My dog and I have a lot in common.
This Is Helping Me Create...
Sharpie no-bleed pens and Rhodia notepads
This Is Making Me Think - Hard...
Is it better to rinse out the peanut butter jar and recycle it, or save the water it takes to get it clean?
Can't Do Without
My iphone - best teen parenting device ever.
My Most Awkward Moment
Four minutes in a "gemischt" sauna in Berlin with my husband and five naked male hotel guests. I was wearing a bathing suit. Didn't help.
My Secret Ambition
To live my best life by becoming the next Oprah.