Food/Cooking

"Weekend Cooking," (weekly food/cooking feature on my blog, including cookbook reviews and original recipes) Book By Book blog, ongoing.

"Healthy Fried Rice Recipe," Vibrant Nation website, September 30, 2015.

"Roasted Sausage and Vegetable Dinner," Vibrant Nation website, September 9, 2015.

"A Taste of Mardi Gras," (feature with 3 recipes) FamilyFun Magazine, February 2012, p. 70 - 74.

Health
(see also blog:  Living with ME/CFS,  on-going since 2006)

"Setting Goals When You Are Chronically Ill," ProHealth, December 30, 2016.

"The Hidden World of Invisible Suffering," ProHealth, December 16, 2016.

"A Plan B Day," ProHealth, October 22, 2016.

"What Do You Do When a Loved One Becomes Chronically Ill?thirdAGE, October 27, 2016.

"Keep Learning - Even from Bed!ProHealth, September 12, 2016.

"Summertime and the Livin' Is Easy...Or Is itProHealth, July 26, 2016

"Where Is Your Journey Taking You?ProHealth, June 4, 2016.

"What Are You Looking Forward To?ProHealth, May 9, 2016.

"Balancing Hope and Acceptance," ProHealth, March 10, 2016.

"The Joy of Celebrations," ProHealth, February 4, 2016.

"Managing Family Relationships - Holidays and Beyond," ProHealth, December 20, 2015.

"Who Do You Tell and What Do You Say?ProHealth, October 31, 2015.

"Birds of a Feather: The Joys of Community," ProHealth, September 9, 2015.

"Riding the Chronic Illness Roller Coaster," ProHealth, July 25, 2015.

"5 Things I've Learned From Living with Chronic Illness," Mamalode, July 9, 2015.

"Finding Joy in Every Day," ProHealth, July 6, 2015.

"Sue and Her Sons," Suffering the Silence website, March 5, 2015.

"Our New Normal," Guest Post at Mom's Small Victories blog, December 5, 2014.

"Treating Immune Dysfunction in ME/CFS," ProHealth, September 21, 2014.

The Path to Acceptance: Finding a New Normal”, Life Skills Magazine, Fifth Edition (Bumper Edition), June 2010, p. 58-63.

"Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Invisible Illness," livelywomen.com, October 9, 2008.

Essays

"Book Learning," FamilyFun magazine, October 2015.

"5 Things I've Learned From Living with Chronic Illness," Mamalode, July 9, 2015.

"While They Are Sleeping," Mamalode, April 3, 2015.

"Celebrate Everything, Big and Small," Mamalode, March 18, 2015.

"Tales From the Road," Chicken Soup for the Soul: Parenthood, Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, 2013, p. 39.

"A Gun in Every Gourd," Chicken Soup for the Soul: Parenthood, Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, 2013, p. 68.

The Path to Acceptance: Finding a New Normal”, Life Skills Magazine, Fifth Edition (Bumper Edition), June 2010, p. 58-63.

"The Start of a Beautiful Friendship,"A Cup of Comfort for Friends, Adams Media, 2002.

"All the World's a Stage: The Costume Box," Mothering magazine, May/June 2001.


Travel & Outdoors
(see additional writing samples on my websites, TravelFamily and OutdoorFamily)

"Exploring Cajun Country," My Itchy Travel Feet, December 6, 2016.

"Hiking in Kentucky's Natural Bridge State Resort Park," My Itchy Travel Feet, October 20, 2016.

"Reconnect with Nature by Staying Off-Grid in a Treehouse," My Itchy Travel Feet, October 6, 2016.

"Urban Oasis," FamilyFun magazine, August/September 2016, p. 92 - 94.

"6 Amazing Hikes in Shenandoah National Park," My Itchy Travel Feet, August 18. 2016

"How One Family Tracks the Miles" (part of "Road Trip Car Games" feature), FamilyFun magazine, August 2010.

"Audio Books" (part of "Road Trip Car Games" feature), FamilyFun magazine, August 2010.

"Easy Listening Audio Books," FamilyFun magazine, July/August 2008.

"Backseat Boredom-buster," FamilyFun magazine, June 2006.

"Four Audio Recordings the Whole Family Will Enjoy," FamilyFun magazine, July/August 2005.

"Are We There Yet?Shawnee Adventures magazine, Spring/Summer 2005.

"Seeing the Lights," FamilyFun magazine, December/January 2002.


Books & Reading, Media Reviews
(see also blogs: Book By Book and Great Books for Kids and Teens, on-going)

NOTE: I wrote book, media, and other product reviews for FamilyFun magazine for over 10 years and now write book reviews regularly for Publisher's Weekly (links available on request). I also wrote a monthly book column for Vital! magazine for one year.)

"On the Bookshelf: Love is a Many-Splendored Thing," Vital! magazine, February 2016, p.15.
"Improve Your Life with Books in 2016," Vital! magazine, January 2016, p. 15.

"9 Awesome Books to Read Aloud to Your Tween," BonBon Break, November 17, 2015.
"The Book Lover's Gift Guide," Vital! magazine, November/December 2015, p. 17.

"Choose Your Next Book From Award Lists!Vibrant Nation website, September 4, 2015.

"Keep Learning with Books," Vital! magazine, September 2015, p. 7.

"Summer Reading," Vital! magazine, July 2015, p. 15.

"Father's Day is June 21: Give your favorite Dad one of these great books or celebrate the day by reading about fathers!Vital! magazine, June 2015, p. 12.

"Celebrate Mother's Day with a Good Book," Vital! magazine, May 2015, p. 10.

"Coming Soon: Favorite Books on the Big Screen," Vital! magazine, April 2015, p. 15.

"A Fairy Tale for the 21st Century," FamilyFun magazine, May 2012.

"A Game of a Different Color," FamilyFun magazine, April 2012.

"The Return of the Peanuts Gang," FamilyFun magazine, November 2011.

"A Popular Character is Back," FamilyFun magazine, June 2011.

"Movies You May Have Missed," FamilyFun magazine, June 2011.

"Magical Tales From a Master Storyteller," FamilyFun magazine, April 2011.

"Edge-of-Your-Seat Audio Fantasy Novels," FamilyFun magazine, February 2011.

"Audio Books" (part of "Road Trip Car Games" feature), FamilyFun magazine, August 2010.

"Classic TV on DVD," FamilyFun magazine, June/July 2010.

"Audio Books That Turn Up the Adventure,"  FamilyFun magazine, February 2010.

"Can You Spell F-A-S-T?FamilyFun magazine, August 2009.

"A Soccer Movie That Scores," FamilyFun magazine, June/July 2009.

"Gather Round, Me Hearties, for a CD That's Pure Gold," FamilyFun magazine, May 2009.

"Build Virtual Contraptions on Your PC," FamilyFun magazine, April 2009.

"This DVD Is a Blast From the Past," FamilyFun magazine, February 2009.

"This Cartoon Stands the Test of Time," FamilyFun magazine, September 2008.

"Easy Listening Audio Books," FamilyFun magazine, July/August 2008.

"A Parent's Guide to Online Entertainment Reviews," FamilyFun magazine, June 2008.

"Robin Hood on Film: 70 Years and Still Going Strong," FamilyFun magazine, May 2008.

"An Environmental Mystery for Earth Day," FamilyFun magazine, April 2008.

"A Doggone Good DVD," FamilyFun magazine, March 2008.

"A Kid-Pleasing British TV Show on DVD,FamilyFun magazine, June 2007.

"A Great Nonfiction Book Series for Beginning Readers," FamilyFun magazine, April 2007.

"Puzzle Fun for Everyone," FamilyFun magazine, April 2007.

"Lively Audio Tales for the Whole Family," FamilyFun magazine, March 2007.

"Watch a Concert From Your Couch," FamilyFun magazine, March 2007.

"3 Audio Books To Make Travel-time Fly: Half Moon Investigations," FamilyFun magazine, December/January 2007.

"Sleepytime Stories,FamilyFun magazine, October 2006.

"Lions and Tigers and Bears  Oh, My  on DVD," FamilyFun magazine, July/August 2006.

"A Picture Book for Dress-Up Divas," FamilyFun magazine, June 2006.

"Your Family Will Flock to This DVD," FamilyFun magazine, June 2006.

"A Portable Prints Primer," FamilyFun magazine, June 2006.

"Hope and Hoops Fill This DVD," FamilyFun magazine, June 2006.

"Backseat Boredom-buster," FamilyFun magazine, June 2006.

"Books by Cornelia Funke," FamilyFun magazine, May 2006.

"Subterranean Adventures in an Exciting Book Series," FamilyFun magazine, May 2006.

"A Modern Tale of Ancient Greek Gods," FamilyFun magazine, April 2006.

"Great Catches for Baseball Fans: The Sandlot," FamilyFun magazine, April 2006.

"Video Games Perfect for Holiday Travel," FamilyFun magazine, November 2005.

"Spooky Movies for Scaredy Cats," FamilyFun magazine, October 2005.

"Four Audio Recordings the Whole Family Will Enjoy," FamilyFun magazine, July/August 2005.

"Crazy About Pirates: Great Stuff for the Obsessed Kid," FamilyFun magazine, June 2005.

"A Glorious Game," FamilyFun magazine, March 2005.

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