Me and my girls in the Boston Public Garden - August, 2013
I chose this photo of myself simply because it was taken on a very happy day. Any day I get to hang out with my girls is a happy day, but this was one of those days that just sticks with you. I got rid of the professional shot and now you see the real me—no makeup, wind-blown hair, and dressing pretty darn, um, boring. 22 years ago when I worked in Boston, you wouldn't have caught me with a hair out of place and fashion ruled over comfort. These days...not so much. I now live in a quiet little hamlet in southern New Hampshire and I sometimes leave the house covered in dog hair.
I am a mother of 3 and wife to a great guy. When I'm not tapping away at my computer keyboard, I'm letting the dogs out, letting them in, and trying to juggle motherhood, family, work, and play time just like everyone else.
What do I do?
I'm a writer of non-fiction (published) and recently, fiction. I'm also fortunate to do several things I love—sometimes all at once. I make my living as a writer and instructor. I'm a former stylist who now teaches professional classes in interior decorating, and I get to write about all things home for magazines and all over the web. I'm available to style shoots, write copy, and just go on and on and on about motherhood, family, food...all things home and living well. My words and work have been featured in New Hampshire Magazine, New England Home Magazine, HGTV, Disney Family, SheKnows.com, and all across the web.
A little bit more about me...
- I will always be a long-hair girl no matter how old I get.
- I made it through my twenties, plowed through my thirties, and now I am surviving midlife.
- My family means everything to me.
- I hate having my picture taken.
- I wish I could write more and worry less.
- Water is my therapy—ocean or lake, river or stream—it's all good.
- I'm a traditionalist.
- I am incredibly grateful for all I have.
To reflect and remember. Writing has always been important to me. Blogging helps me maintain a regular writing schedule and exercises my brain a bit.
You can read more about my story here.
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