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I always wanted to be an editor when I grew up, and I lived my dream for almost 22 years in New York City. And now I am a freelance writer and editor.
Adventuresofamiddleagemom.com is a personal lifestyle blog that focuses on the life of a happily married Montclair, N.J. Mom of two young adults. I write with honesty and humor about my daily life and experiences with people, products and situations in which I find myself. I am a writer, reader, editor, avid cook, inveterate decorator, trash-to-treasure maven, Master Gardener, Advanced I floral designer and 5K runner. I lost 30+ pounds by living a Weight Watchers lifestyle.
I started blogging in November 2009. I’ve been published in a number of Chicken Soup for the Soul books. I was part of a national ad campaign for Poise in 2012, and my face and my blog were featured in an ad in the September 2012 Better Homes & Gardens! As a participant in a Happiness Project (based on the book by Gretchen Rubin) I appeared on “The Katie Show” in October 2012. I love to tell a good story, and if I can make you laugh, so much the better!
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My husband Mike and I designed and built our dream house and gardens here in Northern New Jersey. And we have one more design/build house and gardens up our sleeve, God willing. After much research, which I dubbed “Operation ReloSouth,” we found the perfect spot to build our retirement home. In South Carolina!
Over the years, I’ve been a hard working member of my church and many school, PTA and community committees. I’ve put my willing hands and heart to decorating on a dime; sewing on a shoestring; cooking on a budget; teaching kids to read, work with their hands and tell a good story; and so much more. One of my favorite projects is the huge landscape redesign I spearheaded at one of our town’s local middle schools; that project started a mini-revolution in the district, and each school in turn is now getting a landscape spruce up! I finished another landscape project in 2012 at our local high school. I bring people together to work toward a common goal. And I’m good at it.
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I will accept occasional paid opportunities to review and provide information to my readers about products, events and other cool stuff.
This is a family friendly blog in which I talk about parenting two twenty-somethings with the attendant personal products involved (mostly related to hair, nails, clothes, shoes, books, TV), a husband who investigates everything before he makes a purchase (cars, eyeglasses, tires, garden equipment, appliances, you name it). In addition, I write about our Siamese cats, cars, travel experiences, restaurant experiences, recipe adventures, my competitive floral design obsession, running, gardening, books, and anything else that strikes my fancy.
I write about places, products, and activities I have personally experienced and that may appeal to my readers. And I offer my personal, honest assessment. Every time.
If you feel your product(s) might be a good fit, feel free to contact me.
At the bottom of each blog post I disclose when I have been given a product or service for the purpose of a review or have been paid to offer an opinion on an event, activity, or product. I fully disclose if I have been given any free products or services. It’s very important to me to let my readers know.
If you have a concern about any post or comment being factually incorrect, please contact me. Please provide details of who you are, how I can contact you, what your interest is, and what your concern is. If something has been written that is factually incorrect, it will be addressed. Anonymous complaints will be ignored.