About this author:
Friend. Mother. Daughter. Sister. Bestie. Raging nerd. Pure Barre fanatic. Autism advocate. Coffee fiend. Word wrangler.
My love affair with words has been my passion for as long as I can remember. When I was 12, I spent hours in my room writing short stories and illustrating them with some help from my awesome set of pink Fashion Plates. When I saw my first byline in my high school newspaper, I was hooked! I interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Style Weekly and WRLH-TV (FOX Network affiliate) while I was a student at Virginia Commonwealth University. Equipped with a B.A. in English and a German minor, I began working for a professional sports agent. That’s when my journey in marketing and public relations began and I’ve been fully immersed in it ever since.
I began working in the world of high tech when I moved to Austin in 1999. Austin’s dynamic marketing industry expanded my traditional marketing expertise to include website copywriting, graphic design, social media marketing and blogging. In 2005, I became a mom for the first time and that’s when my love of writing and my love of motherhood magically came together. My mom blog, MommyQ was born! Navigating the wild world of motherhood as MommyQ opened doors to exciting writing opportunities for popular parenting and lifestyle-focused websites like Betty Confidential, iVillage, Babble and HSN, as well as national magazines like Parents, Parenting, Martha Stewart Living, Marie Claire and Self. A few months after my second son was born, my older son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It was a life-changing moment that would forever change the landscape of our family’s journey. Today he is my hero and my inspiration.
Living a healthy lifestyle has always been at the forefront of my mind, so naturally when I added the “mommy” moniker to my repertoire, I focused on smart choices for my boys. It’s one of the reasons I’m such a big fan of Little Remedies®, because they are committed to their motto, “Everything they need. Nothing they don’t.” Their brand offers more than effective relief for baby woes; they offer peace of mind for parents. And that’s a great thing.