I am proof that good things come to those who wait. While I was single into my late 30s, I held on to my ideals and refused to settle. In the end, I found my perfect match. My husband is all I could ever want in a partner and more. We met in 2005. One year to the day after our first date, he proposed. We were married in 2007. It was an intimate destination wedding with close friends and family. We settled into married life and quickly began to try for a child, knowing that time was of the essence. Our dream was realized in December 2008, and a new journey began...


I became a mom at the age of (ack!) 40. Shortly thereafter, I decided to leave my career and stay home full time with my daughter. She is the light of my life; an amazing little person. She's also challenging, and being home with her full time is the hardest "job" I've ever had. But I wouldn't change a thing.

She looks just like me. Watching her is like viewing home movies of myself. It's freaky. And she inherited my passion for water, books and apparently sports (start 'em when they're young I always say). There's a lot of her Daddy in her, too. She is a very good mix of both of us. I am so fascinated to watch her grow up, but not too quickly.

I have been writing professionally and personally for over 20 years. As a communications and marketing professional from 1993-2009, I wrote for some of the biggest names in business. I self-published my first book, Making Friends with Pain: Learning to Live Well with Chronic Illness, in 1999. From 2003-2006, I wrote a web column for the Florida Times Union. In 2005-2006, I wrote for Jacksonville Magazine. Currently, I am working on a memoir and write for a number of different parenting sites around the web as a freelance writer.

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