• work life

    What I’m Working On…

    Have I ever mentioned how much I love my work? I write about pets! For a living! I couldn’t love a job more! So, what have I been working on? A colleague and I are writing a book to help other pet writers. This project is a deep passion and something we’ve wanted to tackle for ages. I am more excited about this book project than just about anything else on my plate. I can’t wait to share more when I can! Beyond that, I’m striving to launch two new blogs: Bark is the New Black, which is a lifestyle destination for every kind of mama, and The Zero-Waste Pet,…

  • freelance life

    What I’m working on…

    Somehow we’re well into 2018 Q2. I know I say this every year–every month, really–but the time is just slipping past. In part, it’s because things have been so busy! I say “busy,” by the way, as a positive thing. Productive. Full. Purposeful. I’m never anyone who would subscribe to the “busyness as a badge” mentality, so when I say it’s been busy, I mean full. Happy! So, here’s what’s kept me full and happy: West Paw: Oh, man. I love this brand. I’m so stoked to contribute to their blog, The Scoop. Watch Twitter where I’ll share my posts as they publish! Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food:…

  • miscellaneous

    What I’m working on…

    Balancing a new baby–our daughter is now 16 whole weeks old!!–with work has been a juggling act! Some days, it’s super easy to keep those balls in the air. Other days, they clatter to the ground. #dirtyhairdontcare Honestly, though, I’m someone who has always preferred to be busy, so I don’t really mind the juggling act. That said, I have cut down on some projects. Here are three recent articles I’ve gotten to write: BlogPaws, of course: This active voice vs. passive voice post was my favorite one to write all July! PAW5: I love writing blog posts about enriching your dogs’ lives. It’s a true passion for me! Pet Age:…

  • work life

    What I’m Working On…

    It’s been a bonkers 2016 so far! (I feel like I say that about every year…) I took on the role of Senior Editor at BlogPaws at the end of 2015, and it’s been a whirlwind of activity since. I’m proud of all that’s been accomplished on the BlogPaws blog and would love for you to go check it out. I’ve also contributed two columns each month to Pet Age Magazine. It’s such a pleasure to work with leading pet industry manufacturers and media pros on a monthly basis. I learn so much with every story I write. Check out some of my recent work. It’s been a travel-heavy year,…

  • work life

    BlogPaws 2015 and eBook News!

    I’ve attended all but one of the annual BlogPaws conferences (darn chemo ruined my perfect record), and this year’s was a remarkable experience. They’re all wonderful, of course, but this was the first year I got to speak. That’s me. Speaking. I need a haircut. Anyway, it was an absolute pleasure to chat about authenticity in blogging. I truly believe that the key to long-term success is being completely, wholly true to YOU with your blog. In a cluttered online environment, discerning readers can pick out who’s being honest and forthright versus those bloggers who are just shilling. That isn’t to say you can’t earn money on your blog; you…

  • work life

    Around here lately: What I’m working on!

    I’m lucky. I work with the best people around. My editors and clients are all incredible people who achieve amazing things, and I’m honored to play a small part in their work. Here are a few things I’ve been working on lately with these wonderful people: Newsletters and web content: I’m challenged to work on an exciting communications strategy with a consulting company that links stateside businesses with overseas partners. It’s been a fun consulting gig, and I’m thrilled I get to work with women leaders on this one. Pet retail trends: I adore Pet Age Magazine and my editor, Michelle. This is one of the most fun articles I get…