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Contributor since:July 2009
Location:Wilmette, IL - on Chicago's North Shore

About Me

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.

Why True/Slant

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.

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