I wrote Studio Baby during the biggest transition of my life (although, back then it had a much longer title). Becoming a new mom not only opened me up to all the feels but to all the fears. I spent years covering tragedies as a television reporter and in the aftermath of my son’s birth, serious anxiety followed. I turned to affirmations and mindfulness to help me enjoy the beautiful baby in my arms. I loved him so. I wrote on my cell phone as I tried to figure out who I wanted to be as a mother. Writing grounded me.
Flash forward: I’m now a mom to three kids, six and under. I still lean on the lessons held in my little book. I am still amazed I did something for myself during such a season of giving. In Studio Baby I bear witness to the gratitude I felt as a new mom, and the gratitude I witnessed as a reporter even when people I interviewed had lost everything in house fires and other tragedies. I share the wisdom a priest doled out a blessing at the Gulf Coast. And other nuggets of advice that helped me with my anxiety, early on with a newborn. I weave my two worlds together for a funny mashup of new baby blunders, TV news mishaps and loads of grace. READ ON KINDLE
My latest book Lost Between the Mess and the Magic is the story of motherhood beyond the sweet first year. As my family grew, so did my stress. I found myself dealing with suicidal thoughts and hormonal shifts with my third pregnancy. I felt like I was failing, but I was desperate to enjoy it all. I found magic in the mess and I am proud to share my deepest feelings with mothers who may also be struggling. Lost is a spiritual book with practical tips sprinkled in for good measure. I hope you enjoy! READ ON KINDLE