In this piece for Romper, I talked to experts and real-life moms about why they ditched the chardonnay for a gummy.
Fodor’s: The Audacious Chaos of Hotel Take-a-Book Leave-a-Book Programs
You know the shelves -- stuffed with tomes left by former travelers, with a new adventure behind every cover. I wrote about those shelves for Fodor's.
Thrillist: This Appalachian Town Was Saved by Bicycles
For Thrillist I expolored a small town in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands. It almost died when industry floundered, but was saved by bicycles. Photo by Alex Byers, courtesy of Go Laurel Highlands.
Podcast: “Underfunded: Inside the Fight to Fairly Fund Schools in Pennsylvania.”
With my co-host Melanie Bavaria, we developed a podcast for Fund Our Schools PA and the Public Interest Law Center. Check it out wherever you get your podcasts.
Washington Post: How one Black family is making inroads in the largely white world of historic home renovation
I fell in love with this house, and this story, as soon as the homeowner and I crossed paths in a Facebook old homes group. The photos by Calla Kessler absolutely bring the story to life. Read more here.
The Wall Street Journal: How eBay- Not Trulia or Zillow- Led One Indiana Couple to Their New Home
For The Wall Street Journal Mansion section I talked to a delightful couple who stumbled into their home via an eBay furniture pickup. This home also appeared on Mansion Global.
The Wall Street Journal: Church-turned-condo is Heaven on Earth
For The Wall Street Journal Mansion section I covered a Pittsburgh condo carved out of the choir loft of a 1902 church. Also featured on Mansion Global.
Romper: Chelsea Clinton’s Baby Has No Baby Friends
For Romper, amidst the swirling chaos of my own four children doing remote learning, I got to talk to a longtime idol of mine, Chelsea Clinton. We discussed babies, life, the pandemic, grandparents, and her new book. Check it out here.
New York Times: Nature Deficit Disorder is Really a Thing
The pandemic has highlighted so much inequality across the nation, and one area that has been particularly troubling is how some families lost access to green space and nature during locksdowns. I spoke to parents and experts for The New York Times about this topic. Article artwork by Wesley Allsbrook.
New York Times: Sensory Processing Disorder
In this piece for the New York Times Parenting section, I interviewed occupational therapists, psychologists, and developmental behavioral pediatricians to ascertain just what is SPD, and what can it be indicative of.
The Washington Post (Syndicated in The Independent): All Parenting is Hard
I received overwhelming response to this essay for On Parenting in the Washington Post, which was then syndicated in The Independent. Parents were overwhelmed with relief at feeling seen and heard, and one woman let me know that she stood sobbing in the security line at LaGuardia after reading this essay. This is one of... Continue Reading →
New York Times: Seeing Myself Through My Child’s Eyes
In this essay for The New York Times Well Family, I talk about my feelings as a working mother of four, and reflect on my own experience of having a working mother as a child.
The Atlantic: The Stigma of Choosing Trade School Over College
In this well-received piece I explore the stigma of CTE and vocational education in a changing job market when exploring trades may benefit students over a traditional college education.
The Atlantic: How Millennial Parents are Recreating the Cherished Family Photo Album
In this piece for The Atlantic I examine how millennial parents are preserving memories in the digital age. Lest we lose our memories to "the cloud," we need to be intentional about our preservation.
VinePair: Jasper Akerboom Is Cultivating Custom Yeast Strains for Hundreds of Craft Brewers
In Loudoun County, Va., yeast scientist Jasper Akerboom is doing magical things with beer. I sat down to brunch with him to have this chat for VinePair Pro. Image by VinePair
NEXTPittsburgh: Hideaway Co. is an high-end dining glamping experience
Just a short drive from Pittsburgh is Hideaway Co., which is the pandemic brain child of boutique hotelier Anna Baird. We took a trip there, and you can read about it here. Credit: Jessica Flake Photography
Fodor’s Travel: We took four kids to a cabin smaller than our living room. Here’s how it went.
Well, we survived. Check out our trip to Getaway here.