After writing two articles for the OC Family newspaper section, I was contracted to be a monthly columnist for the magazine. My column on the 0-2 age range began in January 2014. The columns are similar to stories – in that I find and interview appropriate sources — and are a column in the sense that I develop the editorial content and schedule.
January issue: Keeping cherished memories (Modern ways of preserving memories of your child’s firsts)
February issue: Food for thought (What vitamins and minerals are most important for pregnant or breastfeeding moms)
March issue: Baby talk (The latest research and advice on nurturing your baby’s language development)
April issue: That baby looks great on you (The how’s and why’s of baby wearing)
Link: Labor of Love
I was chosen to write the January OC Family magazine cover story. My mission: to tell the birth stories of three Orange County women. One woman gave birth in a pool in a birthing center, another in a hospital using an epidural and another in a hospital attempting a natural labor that turned into a cesarian delivery.
I loved listening to the stories of these women. Giving birth is certainly not a new practice – but still, every single delivery is a miracle. Even for the same woman each labor is unique and beautiful on its own.
In this story, I set out to not compare and contrast each different labor. I instead worked to tell each woman’s story on its own. I then included statistics and history of different labor forms and developments.
Link: Parents can sometimes share too much information
In this informative column for the OC Family section of the Orange County Register I tackle a sensitive topic: what parents do and do no post about their children online. I interviewed mothers at the ends of the spectrum to explain why they either post all the time or not at all.
And beyond anecdotes, I shared information on the main things to be wary of when posting information about one’s child online.