When I was ten years old, I started a family newsletter. It covered all the hard-hitting stuff. Nephew swallows coin. Friend gets glasses. Sister brings home kitten. The news people wanted to hear. The family newsletter business ignited a fire and I haven’t stopped writing since. Check out my portfolio for samples of work I’ve had the pleasure to create. Please follow along as I embark on building a freelance writing career.

This blog serves to function as a home for my ramblings as well as a funny, informative and inspiring take on life: my family, friends and our adventures at home, abroad and everywhere in between. All while living with a chronic illness – but more on that later.  I hope to share wisdom and laughs along the way as I touch on everything from home improvements to new recipes, DIY projects to travel and a whole lot of parenting! Please note I am no real expert and much of what I write is tongue-in-cheek.

I love the great outdoors, drinking wine and cocktails, yoga, reading, magazines, travelling, TV and movies – in fact, all things celebrity will do.

I spent five very bookish years as Managing Editor of Atlantic Books Today magazine and Projects Manager at the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association. Before that, I was Associate Editor at Lifestyle Nova Scotia magazine. Atlantic Canadian literature will always hold a special place in my heart and I love reviewing new work coming out of the region. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll join the ranks as a published author. Since having kids, I’ve retired my 9-5 to stay home with the girls and pursue a professional freelance writing career.

I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Matt, our two young daughters Anna (5) and Rose (3) and our boxer puppy Gabby. On top of all this, Crohn’s Disease is a recurring theme in our lives. It tends to rear its ugly head just when you think the going is good. I’ve had Crohn’s for over 20 years, have had multiple surgeries and been on most treatments for the disease. I’d like to focus more on my experiences with chronic illness to help myself, those around me, and maybe a reader or two who just needs to know they are not alone.