Welcome to I Don’t Blog — the online magazine for people who don’t read blogs.
I don’t do a lot of things, in the same way that I don’t blog: I don’t love great food, I don’t love a solid debate, I don’t love to travel, I don’t love all things food-, auto- and tech-related. . . you get the drift. 😉
I’m a driven freelance writer, marketer, public relations professional, and I also work full-time now that my kids aren’t attached to my hips.
I’m an award-winning writer, curator of stories for the #ShowMeYourBrave project, speaker, blogger, and I was the well-known allergy writer for Yummy Mummy Club (until my son was cleared of all food allergies — hooray!) My passion is connection through writing — whether that’s riveting marketing copy, or personal essays that connect with people and give meaning to life’s experiences, connecting is my goal.
As a seasoned blogger, I can offer your brand something you can’t buy or commission: I give you my trusted voice, dedicated audience and honest opinions. I have been blogging on various platforms since 2002, so you know you’re working with an experienced and informed writer.
BONUS: When you work with IDB, you also get the expertise of Ryan Durrell…
…automotive lover, tech genius, mathematical expert, and all-round hilarious guy. His work has been seen at Yummy Mummy Club, and here at IDB for many years. Ryan handles our auto and tech reviews, posts about fatherhood, and writes many of the sponsored posts around here. Win-win!
Other Places to Find My Work
Here are some of my most popular articles:
4 Reasons You Must Visit Newfoundland, for Flight Network
This is Why I Stand Naked in Front of the Mirror, for UrbanMoms
Brows on Fleek Could Come with a Side of Hep C, for Huffington Post
I Believe in Science So I Immunize my Kids, for Huffington Post
#IBelieveSurvivors: This is My Story, for SheKnows
Ain’t No Shame in the Marriage Counseling Game, for TheBabyPost
How My Family Sleeps is No One’s Business, one of TheBabyPost’s most popular posts of 2015
Living Through Miscarriage, winner of the Yummy Mummy Club‘s Voices of Motherhood contest
How this mom’s journey to learn her own adoption story has shaped her view of what it means to be a family. 1000 Families Project: Alex, Ryan, Story and Mason
In the Self Esteem Business: Glama Gal Tween Spa Motivates Franchisees and Clients, for Canadian Franchising
Surviving Pregnancy After Loss, for TheBabyPost
Separating “Me” from Mommy, for TheBabyPost
The Soul-Sucking Life of a Stay-at-home-mother, for TheBabyPost
Five Surefire Ways to Make Friends at 40, for UrbanMoms
The Real Reason Printing Photos Matters, for TheBabyPost
Why You Should Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a Family, for UrbanMoms
Bye Bye Junk, Hello Book Nook, for TorontoMomNow (Just Junk program)
De-clutter Your Garage, Gain Storage Space, for TorontoMomNow (Just Junk program)
How is a Kleenex Like a Hug? for BestHealthMag.ca
Secret Agent Parent: A Safety Precaution or Helicopter Parenting? — for Yummy Mummy Club — also published online and in print at Metro.
Do you let your kids play with toy guns? — for Today’s Parent in print and online
“No, I don’t let my kids play with toy guns”
A New Balance Point — for Barbie, I Can Be Campaign
Why are kids dying in hot cars? — for amotherworld, lifestyle and parenting magazine for women
Kids are gross — for amotherworld, lifestyle and parenting magazine for women
Are online friends real friends? — for amotherworld, lifestyle and parenting magazine for women
They Call Us Extreme Parents — for amotherworld, lifestyle and parenting magazine for women
Does this stroller make my kid look fat? — for amotherworld, lifestyle and parenting magazine for women
Celebs & Plastic Surgery — for amotherworld, lifestyle and parenting magazine for women
Let’s talk about sex, baby — for amotherworld, lifestyle and parenting magazine for women
You’re a mom. You’re an entrepreneur. Are you a mompreneur? — for Wave Accounting
Alex on the radio:
• #ShowMeYourBrave, on What She Said Radio
• The Search for a Birth Family, on The New Family podcast
• The absurdity of a “hypoallergenic peanut”, a chat on 570News
• What it’s like parenting an allergic kid, conversation with Shirley Broback on CFAX 1070
• Keeping kids cool in the summer, with WBAL 1090
I love working with brands and organizations that are a good fit, so please feel free to connect: email@example.com.
Let’s chat soon!