Personal Writing Clips

2020 News!!! I have a Patreon now! For less than the cost of one latte in a coffee shop per month, as low as $3/monthly, you can read my thoughts, feelings, and content on my raw and honest blog:

Below are some of my personal writing clips, from outlets that include Huffington Post, Good Housekeeping, Folks, CafeMom, Scary Mommy, The Reset, BELT Magazine, TueNight, Medium and more:

Published Books:

You Say It’s Your Birthday (Kindle eBook)
Rockandrollmama’s Rants: Parenting in the Rust Belt

Personal Essays:

My viral HuffPost article: What I’ve Learned About Unemployment And Being Poor After Applying For 215 Jobs

(My Huffington Post article is also posted in Spanish and in French)

Here’s What Most People Don’t Know About ‘Being on Food Stamps’
After Disability, The Reason for the Season
A Lifelong Runner, Sidelined by Disability
“Normal” is a Social Construct
My Dinner With Tony Bourdain
PSA: Dieting Is For the Privileged
Filet Mignon Is Lame, Sorry
Things I’m Too Old For: Expectations, Rules and Judgments
Mother of One: The Fertility Choice That Changed My Life
It’s Time to Admit School Rules Have Gone too Far — Because I’m Still the Parent
Why I Work So Hard To Stay Friends With My Ex
Growing Up Poor in ’80s Mansfield


Cleveland Visitors Guide 2018 (p. 28)
WKND in CLE: April 20-22
Beer marks the spot: Mappy Hour debuts for Cleveland adventure lovers
Unofficial tour guide devises her dream weekend in Cleveland
Cleveland Visitors Guide Fall/Winter 2017/2018 (pages 17 & 18)
Cleveland Visitors Guide Spring/Summer 2017


At 10 Years Old, La Bodega in Tremont Still Rocks
Diner of the Day: Inn on Coventry
Meet the Makers: Kevin and Kristyn Henslee, Yellow House Cheese
Pho Nation: It’s Cold. Get Yourself a Bowl and Dive In
Market Watch: Gentile’s Bakery
Shop Like a Chef: Dean Supply
Shop Local: Cedar Green Wine & Cheese
Know Your Farmer: Brunty Farms
Where to Shop: Market at the Fig
How to: The Progressive Dinner

All Cleveland Scene articles HERE