I am a Western Canada-based writer with broad interests. I used to travel and ski a lot with my husband, and write about our adventures, but then we had kids. We have two special children and one of them has special needs. I now balance parenting with writing assignments that range from family travel and tequila cocktails to more in-depth pieces on fundraising for a new playground for my daughter’s school, or coming to terms with my son’s disability, for example.
After spending seven years as a lifestyle reporter at the Calgary Herald, I embraced the freelance writing world in 2011. I am a regular contributor to WestJet Magazine, Today’s Parent, Best Health, Avenue, Summit Magazine and online at Snowseekers.ca. My work has recently appeared in the Globe and Mail, Western Living, Ultimate Family Vacations, Walmart Live Better, YLW Connect and Toque and Canoe. I also write the Thirsty Doctor and Thirsty Dentist columns in Just for Canadian Doctors and Just for Canadian Dentists magazines.
Life can get a little crazy trying to juggle kids’ schedules, regular date nights with my husband, household chores and deadlines. Not to mention finding time to dream the big dreams (the next escape from the kids to travel or ski somewhere cool).
This blog is about all the stuff a busy, wanderlust-filled mom thinks about, but doesn’t necessarily share with the world. I’ll tackle parenting issues and mis-steps, cool places and pursuits near and far, and my #TGIF Drink of the Week. Over the years I’ve found that the right balance of Drink – Play – Love keeps me sane. I hope you’ll agree.
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you!