my writing

Here’s where else you can find my writing:

Olivia Newton-John was the soundtrack of my childhood. She has meant even more to me as an adult, Cognoscenti, August 10, 2022

The Pandemic Midlife Crisis: Gen X Women on the Brink, edited by Jessica Smock and Stephanie Sprenger, published November 6, 2021

Embark Literary Journal, Issue 12, April 2, 2020

Hurley, Elisa A., Hensle Lowrance, Kimberly, and Avrakotos, Avery (2017). “Research with Biospecimens: Tensions, Tradeoffs, and Trust.” In H.F. Lynch, et al. (Ed.) Specimen Science: Ethics and Policy Implications (pp. 67-84). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

My First Home: Buying a place on your own before GPS, Boston Globe, March 19, 2017

Unexpected Treasure, Mothers Always Write, September 18, 2017

May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month–Please Wear Sunscreen, Mamalode, May 17, 2017

My Daughter and I Are Finding Our Way Through This World Together, Mamalode, April 30, 2017


  • My First Mother’s Day Without Her, May 2, 2016
  • When is it Okay for Kids to Just Quit?, April 21, 2016
  • 6 Tips for Sharing Bad News With Your Kids, April 14, 2016
  • When Did Valentine’s Day Become a Kid Thing?, February 9, 2016
  • 9 Ways to Celebrate Leap Day, February 8, 2016
  • My Kids Know I’m Santa, and I’m Okay With That, December 18, 2015
  • Selling My Kids on the Switch Witch for Halloween, October 19, 2015
  • What’s a ‘Sleepunder’? (You’ll Be So Glad When You Find Out!), October 5, 2015
  • Should You Join the PTA? The Answer Might Surprise You, August 27, 2015
  • 11 Sweet and Fun Back to School Family Traditions to Start Now, August 20, 2015
  • Back-to-School: Time to Make the Lunches (oh.yay), August 10, 2015
  • One Busy Mom’s Absolute Never-Fail Sanity-Saving Trick: Reading Books, August 6, 2015
  • Tackling the Big Questions of Tiny Humans at Bedtime, August 4, 2015
  • 8 TV Shows to Binge-Watch While on Late Night Baby Duty (Or, Right Now), June 29, 2015

Stonyfield Blog: The Yogurt Dish, 2015

3 Tips for Getting Your Kitchen Organized, Wayfair’s Idea Lounge, August 14, 2015

Clever Toy Storage, Wayfair’s Idea Lounge, September 9, 2014

Ampersand, 2008-2015

Red Letter Reads, 2012-2013