I was using this website to keep track of all my clips, but considering the last time I did an update on that was October 2019 — and, who could blame me, considering *gestures at everything all around* — I think it' safe to say that it wan't happening. But then I found Authory, which will automatically find and post all my articles. I'm saved! I'll still use this for updates and news, but check out my Authory page if you want to stay up-to-date on my most recent stories.
I spoke with Newsday about little touches you can add to wrapped gifts to make them extra special. (It's pegged to Christmas, but the tips work just as well for birthday gifts!) And bonus: You don't really need to be good at crafts to do these.Easy holiday gift-wrapping tips from style experts
Sometimes when you're doing an interview, either conducting one or giving one, you can tell that you can skip the chit-chat and just go straight to being real. That's how it was being interviewed by Danusia Malina-Derben on the School for Mothers podcast. I loved having this conversation — especially because she told me up front that she wanted to start by talking about Star Wars. Give a listen!
Yikes!!! I’ve been lax about keeping up with all of the exciting goings-on at Good Housekeeping. So here’s a jumbo, three-month update with everything from August to October. Happy fall, y’all! (The image above was designed by the geniuses here at GHK for the story about how not to blow up at your kids, but I feel this way about keeping up with all these clips!)
STORIES I EDITED FROM OTHER WRITERS
ESSAYS I EDTED FROM OTHER WRITERS
I know I still have to post about what's been going on since July (oops!), but in the meantime I wanted to show off the bouncy hair I wore to go on Yahoo Finance's morning program, YFiAMl. I talked about the chldren's content offered on new streaming platforms as part of their "Streaming Wars" series. It combines my two favorite things: parenting and being a couch potato. Take a look.
Yahoo also did a good text recap of the segment:
Dark Crystal forever!
And here are some other stories I worked on in July.
Chrissy Teigen Says Her 'Bring the Funny' Co-Judge, Jeff Foxworthy, Is "The Unexpected Love of My Life"
Tori Roloff's Emotional Instagram Begs People to Stop Asking Pregnant Women If They're Having Twins
The 25 Best Gifts for Teen Boys, No Matter What They're Into
Amazon's Prime Day 2019 Toy Deals Will Let You Finish Your Holiday Shopping in July
These 'Stranger Things' Halloween Costume Ideas Bring You Closer to the Upside-Down
Baby Shark Halloween Costume Ideas for Your Whole Shark Family
These 'Coco' Halloween Costumes Definitely Say, 'Remember Me'
Where to Buy the Best 'Toy Story' Halloween Costumes — Yes, Even Forky!
The Best Ways to Avoid Ticks, According to Doctors
And then the stories that I assigned/edited, but wish I wrote:
I'm a Good Mom. Why Do I Also Have to Be a Happy One?
Say Yes to the Early-Morning Date With These Daytime Date Ideas
Scary Movies for Kids That Aren't Too Traumatizing
25 Halloween Songs for Kids to Dance to at Their Costume Party
Terrifying Halloween Movies on Netflix (and Some Not-So-Scary Ones for Kids)
Creative Back-to-School Hacks to Get Your Year off to a Running Start
'Baby Shark' Is Going on Tour and the Song List Alone Will Make You Say "I Feel Personally Attacked"
Build-a-Bear Brings Back "Pay-Your-Age Day" for 2019: Here's How to Score the Amazing Deal
15 Facts About Walmart You Didn't Already Know
Here's What Everything Costs at Disneyland's Star Wars Galaxy's Edge
And then the pieces that I didn't write (but wish I did). I assigned/edited these:
25 Dorm Room Essentials Every College Student Needs
Going Back to School Is Worth It for These Interesting Careers
What Is Surrogacy? The Process, Types, and Costs, Explained by Experts
The 5 Best Toddler Swim Safety Tips, According to Swim Experts
Jennifer Lopez's Young Daughter Just Blew Us All Away With Her Amazing Singing Voice
All 21 Pixar Movies, Ranked From Best to Worst
Everything We Know About Netflix's 'Dark Crystal' Prequel Series, 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance'
The 10 Best Summer Jobs for Teens That Make Great Money
You Can Now Recycle Packaging From L.O.L. Surprise! Dolls
And as usual, I'll end with a piece I didn't write, but wish I did. (I did the assigning/editing.)
If 'Avengers: Endgame' Is Too Intense, Try These Kid-Appropriate Marvel Comics, Books, and Shows
What Is Gaslighting, and How Can You Tell If It's Happening to You?
Summer Date Ideas That Make the Most of Warm Weather
10 Things Parents of Kids With Autism Spectrum Disorder Wish You Knew
Here's How Walmart's New Baby Registry Actually Works
Rent the Runway Just Launched a New Rental Service for Kids' Special-Occasion Clothes
Dole Is Releasing a New Smoothie Bowl That Tastes Just Like Dole Whip
The Best Camping Activities for Families to Try This Season
And then I didn't write these, but I had the pleasure of assigning/editing them:
I Cried When I Found Out I Was Having Boys
I love this essay. Jackie Goldschneider gets really honest about gender disappointment, and how it's not about the baby — it's about letting go of her vision of motherhood.
Another really brutally honest reckoning with one aspect of motherhood.