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January 23, 2014

Recent Work: BBDO & SCJohnson

I spent the last six months super busy, writing for SCJohnson's Right@Home site, a destination for over 5 MILLION (!!!) subscribers. Writing for such a large audience is interesting in its own way -- it's almost like a mashup of technical writing how-tos, usability-focused CTA development, and content management -- by way of writing pieces that ranged from rice pudding recipes to articles on DIY garage makeovers, how to clean your entryway, and the best way to scrub your bathroom really, really well during flu season.

I really like this writing, flat as it may be compared to my wittier stuff -- because between my sharper flights of fancy I actually do bake my own bread, make my own chicken stock, and yes… clean my own toilets. Any job done well has a dignity all its own, and if I helped another family to be more efficient and effective at home, I'm pleased.

Sadly, I still despise mopping my kitchen floor above all other chores.

April 22, 2008

Recent Reprints...

Reprints of my "Coming Clean" article on Kids and Germs came out recently in San Diego Family and Metro Augusta Parent. This story has legs!

October 14, 2007

Adventures in Atlanta: Navigating the Georgia Aquarium, The New World of Coca-Cola, and Zoo Atlanta with Kids

Just to set the scene: In this article you’ll encounter pandas, whale sharks and entirely too much high-fructose corn syrup. But take heart: What you won’t encounter is the question “Are we there yet?”

(Click inside for more.)

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October 05, 2007

Reshape, Rewrite, Reprint

I've reprinted my "Coming Clean" article (about kids and germs and the hype surrounding products like shopping cart covers and antibacterial stuff) several times this year, but this month it's out in Kids Pages Colorado and the Baton-Rouge-based Southern Families Magazine.

Upcoming: Reprints of CC in Charlotte Parent, Valley Parent in Columbus, GA, and San Diego Family Magazine.

September 04, 2007

101 Best Things to Do With Your Grandkids in Atlanta

This huge piece on the "101 Best Things You Can Do With Your Grandkids in Atlanta" is all about my hometown. With kids. For grandparents, but of course it's applicable to anyone who wants to avoid "Are we there yet?"....

May 26, 2007

Coming Clean: How to Declare War on Germs (Atlanta Baby, Spring 2007)

This article on keeping germs at bay is aimed at moms trying to keep germ industry hype and their kids' health in perspective. (Available for reprint!)

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November 25, 2006

Georgia-Produced Show Offers Practical Tips on Becoming a “Real Savvy Mom” (Points North, November 2006)

Georgia-produced PBS show Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy is set to launch in the Atlanta market. I interviewed Hector Herrera, the show's producer, and host Liwaza Green, host of the show and a local girl to boot. Read on to catch the story -- I'll put up a PDF soon.

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