If you’re looking for the Mommy, for Real blog, you’re in the right place! Mommy, for Real is a candid glimpse at the imperfect reality of parenthood; you’ll find a cocktail of humor, tenderness, and neuroses as I navigate the great identity crisis of motherhood. To read the blog, click here. You can also find out more about me and what topics I blog about here. You can find my writing portfolio with samples of my writing here and a full list of other places my work has been published here.

Along with Jessica Smock, I am co-founder and co-editor at The HerStories Project, a writing and publishing community for women. The HerStories Project recently relaunched with a focus on Gen X women at midlife. We have published four anthologies, including Mothering Through the Darkness: Women Open Up About the Postpartum Experience, published by She Writes Press in 2015. and So Glad They Told Me: Women Get Real About Motherhood in 2016. Both Mothering Through the Darkness and My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends, were Finalists in Foreword Reviews’ IndieFab Book of the Year contest. Read more about our projects here. 

I’m also a board certified music therapist. You can find out more about my developmentally focused early childhood music classes at my other website, Music With Miss Stephanie. I am currently working on a comprehensive music therapy-based early childhood curriculum.

As for the last two “hats” I wear, in addition to being a mother to two fantastically feisty young daughters, I am also co-producer of Listen To Your Mother Boulder. LTYM is the live stage celebration that gives Mother’s Day a microphone. Featuring original stories– some poignant, some humorous– read by local writers, LTYM takes readers on a well-crafted journey with lots of laughter, tears, and nods of recognition. Our sixth season show will take place on May 5, 2018. You can find out more about Listen To Your Mother Boulder here.