Back in 2005, I decided to start an online diary and write about my life as a wife, mom, and stepmom. Suburban Turmoil was born, and what began as a spur-of-the-moment decision ended up changing the trajectory of my life. Thanks to this blog and the support of its readers, I’ve gotten to travel the world, make lifelong friends, star in a TV show, speak at conferences, report for CNN, write for some of my favorite publications, and so much more. 

"It’s hard to believe that using my baby’s nap time to write funny stories about life in the suburbs led to what’s become one of the greatest adventures of my life."

Today, my stepdaughters are grown and my kids are 18 and 15. I’m still writing about the things I love most — travel, parenting, food, fashion, books, and my general thoughts about this crazy thing called life. I’m glad you’re here and I hope you find something useful or entertaining during your visit. Thanks for stopping in!