I am a freelance writer, specializing in reviews, personal essays, and topics related to health and enjoying travel and the outdoors with family. My resume and published clips can be found on the In Print page. In addition, I have published over 30 articles and a book related to my professional areas of expertise, quality and environmental management (see www.iso14001guide.com).
My husband and I have two boys Jamie, age 17 and Craig, age 13. They bring a lot of joy to our lives every day as well as noise, chaos, occasional bouts of anxiety, and plenty of laughs. My essays detail the wild, funny, and poignant moments of being a parent and living in a family. I've also included some essays and information on the unique challenges of living with chronic illness.
Since our children were born, we've continued to enjoy our favorite outdoor activities. Our boys now love hiking, backpacking, camping, and canoeing as much as we do. We've learned a lot over the last 16 years - sometimes the hard way! My OutdoorFamily website will help you to enjoy the outdoors with your children, too.
We also enjoy traveling with our children. Both boys took their first plane rides before they were 3 months old, and we especially enjoy long road trips. My TravelFamily website includes strategies and tips for travel with children, plus lots of fun destinations for families to enjoy, from day trips to longer vacations.