After FamilyFun closed down last June, I got to continue working on the content through the summer producing a newsstand-only issue called Crafts for Kids. It’s so full of projects and recipes to do with the kids for both the holidays and the every days.
For this project, I managed and planned the content, and worked with the in-house team at Meredith to put the finishing touches on a few brand new stories. Proofreading a project this large always feels like a monumental feat towards the end, but it helped that it was content that I loved—and that many of the projects came from some of my favorite developers.
Keep an eye out for the bright purple cover on newsstands near you now through early 2019—and definitely pick it up if you have elementary-age kids who love to be creative!
I'm so happy to share that my newest site, Yummy Family Food, is live. This site is geared towards families looking for recipes that are easy, realistic, doable, and affordable—and that have kid-friendly options included. I'm excited about this spin off of Yummy Toddler Food since it gives me a little more freedom with recipe development—and because I know that family dinners are often where we all need a bit more inspiration.
You can see Yummy Family Food here.
We started a podcast! Comfort Food is the podcast about the joys (and meltdowns) of feeding our families and feeding ourselves. It’s about dealing with picky eaters. It’s about fighting back against diet culture. It’s about food—and that means it’s also about feminism, families and life.
I'm working on this with my good friend, Virginia Sole-Smith, who is a journalist and the author of The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image and Guilt in America. It's been so fun (and challenging!) to learn this whole new set of skills—and to be able to have these conversations about food.
You can listen to our first episodes right now!
I've been contributing to AllRecipes magazine for the past few months, working on their kids content. My first story is out in print in their latest issue—and it's perfect if you need some lunchbox packing inspiration!
Look for it on newsstands near you or here.
I had the chance to be part of the new issue of Wellmark's Blue magazine and I love the way the story turned out. I shared a bunch of relatable tips for helping kids eat well (without worrying too much, as is my motto at Yummy Toddler Food) and a handful of easy recipes. It's been so fun to hear from many local friends who've gotten the magazine in their own mailboxes! (You can read the story here.)
I recently did a batch of videos with a collaboration between FamilyFun and Better Homes and Gardens that were released this spring on the social channels of both brands. It's been so fun to team up with another Meredith brand to produce content that both of our audiences enjoy!
I have a new story with recipes on cooking fresh spring recipes with herbs in the March issue of Delicious Living. These were so fun to develop and I can't wait to make them again in a few weeks as our local produce kicks into gear!
You can see the whole story in their digital issue here.
Our new issue of FamilyFun is hitting mailboxes and it's a good one. It's loaded with fun Easter ideas, family food, and travel ideas. I loved working on the Easter crafts, the STEAM story, and a handful of our food stories.
Go check it out!
Our new issue of FamilyFun is out and it's such a great way to get ready for fall with the kids. I worked on a few stories that I wanted to share, including some recipe development work on changing up classic fish sticks.
And I wanted to share a peek at a few craft stories that I worked on as the editor, with my talented team of crafters.
Late last winter, I had the pleasure of developing and producing a handmade gifts story for this year's special holiday issue of Better Homes and Garden's Do It Yourself. Each gift comes together in less than an hour (and most are much faster to make than that!) and are simple ways to spread a little holiday joy. Look for the issue, which is packed with holiday ideas for decorating, entertaining, and gift giving, on newsstands this fall.
I've written a lot of nutrition stories for the B3 Magazine over the past year, but this one is a recent favorite as we're expecting temperatures to climb here shortly.
A few months ago, I had the opportunity to develop 6 recipes for the May issue of Delicious Living designed for expecting and new mamas. There are recipes to enjoy throughout the day and each one is totally family-approved, but packed with nutrients that mamas need.
Check out the whole story in the digital issue here.
I recently spent a month testing out the leading brands of eco-friendly diapers with my baby and the results are up over on Organic Life. I love these sorts of in depth product testing stories, so this was both really interesting and very useful.
Find the full story here with our ranking of the best eco-diapers on the market.
I have a batch of recipes in the latest issue of Delicious Living, which you can usually find on your way into your favorite health food or gourmet grocery store. I love working with this client and can't wait to share a few more assignments that I have in the works with them.
See the digital issue here.
I wrote a post for The Kitchn with one of my habits related to talking about food and the rush of dietary changes in the air this month. I'm all for eating better and taking positive steps to improve our health, but I do think that it's important to remember that how we talk about those changes can also have a big impact.
See the story here.
Arguably the best part of Christmas morning for my husband is the kolaches, and while I came to them later in life—I come from a big Italian family who loves their Panettone—I now love them. And I love that they are a tradition that our girls will grow up with too.
I shared our family recipe on the Kitchn and I hope you enjoy them too. (P.S. This dough is amazing for rolls!)