Welcome to I Don’t Blog, where I most definitely do.
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. . . you get the drift. 😉
I’ve been oversharing online since ’99. Many of you have been following me since then, and I am honoured to have made so many friends across the globe thanks to blogging. I have the very best audience, and I’m thankful to each and every person who reads my words, because it’s that connection that gives me life.
I am a proud INFJ — look it up — with degrees in English, Sociology, and Business. I love psychology, and spend an inordinate amount of time learning about how humans tick. Above all, I am passionate. This is a trait I carry in all aspects of my life, so how does that relate to you?
I AM FOR HIRE! I write sentimental cards to your loved ones, engaging blog content for your company, I write letters to exes and cover letters for jobs. I write thank you cards to your friends, and I can help get those emotions in your head down onto paper. I do not write sponsored content on my own blog anymore, though. Come see me on Facebook, or email me at email@example.com for help.
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!). I also work as a project manager at a graphic design firm, now that my kids aren’t attached to my hips.
My lifeblood is connection through writing — whether that’s engaging marketing copy, or emotional personal essays that connect with people and give meaning to life’s experiences, emotional resonance is my goal.
Other Places to Find My Work
• Huffington Post
• Flight Network
• Was a regular contributor to The Baby Post
• Was a regular contributor to Urban Moms
• “Irritated by Allergies” blog over at Yummy Mummy Club
• Was a regular contributor to DrDina.ca
Here are some of my most popular articles:
I Was Sideswiped by my Own Divorce, for UrbanMoms
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, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s chat soon!