Tips for freelancers: Understand freelancing may not be for you–and that’s OK

Nancy Crowe has been a full-time freelancer for about a year and a half; however, she has freelanced in some capacity for 25 years. "The decision to go full-time ... came on the heels of my mother passing away, my 50th birthday, and just knowing … Continue reading Tips for freelancers: Understand freelancing may not be for you–and that’s OK

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Meet Betty Stein, who’s been writing on reading for 35+ years

This piece originally ran in the January 2018 edition of Fort Wayne’s Glo magazine. Find the PDF of it online. One wall in Betty Stein’s house is taken up with built-into-the-structure, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. There’s John Galsworthy’s “The Forsyte Saga,” which she called one of her favorite … Continue reading Meet Betty Stein, who’s been writing on reading for 35+ years

How to talk to your kids about Santa & parents’ favorite books to read aloud

I've recently had two pieces in Offspring, Lifehacker's parenting section. Instead of Telling Your Kid There's No Santa, Let Them Become One I don’t remember the moment I stopped believing in Santa, but I remember the utterly perfect way my mom handled it when I … Continue reading How to talk to your kids about Santa & parents’ favorite books to read aloud