My thoughts, musings, and how-tos over at P&G everyday run the gamut (ah, such a fabulous word!) of topics -- parenting, home and garden, food, beauty, health, you name it, I'm writing about it. Click through to see them all, but here's a few to give you a taste:
18 Bits of Wisdom for My Pre-Mom Self
10 Reasons There's Nothing in Your Closet to Wear
An Ode to My Daughter's Blankie
7 Signs It's Time to Switch Doctors
50 Questions to Ask Your Kids
11 Smart Safety Items Every Home Should Have
14 Wonderful Quotes from Women Who Changed the World
6 Conversations to Have With Your Kid by Age 10, Age 12, and Age 18
The Modern Mom's Guide to Writing A Proper Thank You Note
My posts appeared almost daily on various sponsored hubs at CafeMom from 2011-2015. As one of their CafeMom Bloggers (screenname: HeatherNYC), I wrote about everything from how to raise a resilient kid to combating picky eaters to even potty training at Teaching Kids Healthy Habits, offered ideas on boosting our daughters’ self-esteems in the Girls Unstoppable hub, and documented epic adventures in Everyday Made Your Way, and passed along my thoughts on smarter living on, well, Smarter Living. My two faves: tackling budgets, savvy shopping, and other money hints in the Family Piggy Bank and confessing the good, the bad, the everything going on in my Mad Life in the Mad Life Chronicles.
There are only so many pages in the magazine. Some of my articles that didn’t make it in — from a cool chat with author Emily Giffin to shopping hints from the Godmodels — are all on the New York Family site. On New York Family’s blog Parenting in Progress, I posted my first Life Nuggets, mashing how I navigate two of my loves: parenting and New York City. (Warning: sometimes the layout is all sorts of wonky…rather beyond my control.)
My articles for TouchPoint Media over on Bank of America's Small Business Community site tap into those years I edited on Wall Street. Social media how-tos, Q&As with entrepreneurs, questions about pets at work...yup, I've tackled them. Here are a few of my faves:
Q&A with Serial Entrepreneur Matt Levine
Logo Logic: How The Right Logo Can Take Your Small Business to the Next Level
Tweet This, Not That! Ten Social Media Mistakes You May be Making and How to Fix Them
I loved writing for The Stir, my first gig with CafeMom. Covering trending topics and crafting SEO-friendly headlines was cool. The best part? Working with perhaps some of the smartest and wittiest writers online today. A few of my favorite posts I wrote while there:
TV Makes Me a Better Mom
Things You Must Do When Your Toddler Is Sick
Footie PJs Will Mess With Your Potty Training
Little Mommy Doll: Creepiest. Doll. Ever.
Sports Guy Bill Simmons, Will You Be My Valentine?
I Don’t Care if My Exposed Bra Straps Look Skanky
Dora the Explorer Made Me Love My Body Again
7 Cooking Apps for Recipe Challenged Moms
Do You Cover Up Your Nasty Sheet Habit?
You need to find out what is happening in NYC (and now LA, NJ, and more cities), you ask Mommy Poppins. Again, it was a fun gig to work with this talented team. A few highlights from my stint:
Wednesday Links: Veggie Love, God Questions, Me Time and the Old Work-Life Balance with a Cool Band Alert to Boot
Teaching Kids to Give Back: 5 Easy Ways to Volunteer from Home with Kids and Toddlers
New Ideas for Your Traditional Holiday Photo in NYC
8 Things Parents Should Know About Harry Potter: The Exhibition