I am a freelance writer for Scary Mommy and my essays put a humorous spin on the hurdles and joys of parenting. My content relates to parents of younger school-aged children as I am currently navigating this stage of life.
My educational background includes a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Michigan State University and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Des Moines University. After 12 years of clinical practice I work remotely in the healthcare industry.
In my free time I am working on several personal writing projects and have a parenting blog that can be found at mommingonfumes.com. Parenting my two young children inspired me to create an online humor account for parenting jokes that has resonated with many parents and those that interact with children. My passion is to bring awareness that though parenting can be a stressful and emotional experience there is a way to find the lighter side to it all!
I’m A Hot Mess Mom, But I’m (Mostly) Ok With It
Every year I swear this is the year things will be different.
Oh God, My Kid Is Just As Stubborn As Me
And then I saw it: I was losing a battle to a tiny version of myself.
I Was Not Prepared For Stinky Pits This Early
In all honesty I really wasn’t sure how to handle this.
Is It Too Late To Become A 'Yes' Mom?
Candy for breakfast? Honestly, maybe, at this point.
My Daughter Is 7 Going On 17 & I Don't Know How To Handle It
Bras, phones, boyfriends — she wants it all.
My Kid Refuses To Throw Anything Out
Sometimes her collections — from candy to trash — can be problematic to say the least.
Sunday Scaries Came For Me, & I Hid
Procrastination wins every time, and I’m not even mad about it.
This Gentle Parenting Stuff Sure Isn’t Easy
I carry a lot of self-doubts, much of it related to my parenting skills.
I'm Done With New Year's Resolutions
No more “new me.” I'm good.
That Time My Kid Googled 'Kissing' On His School Computer
Reader, I panicked.