Do you have a brand or business you think Suburban Turmoil readers need to know about? Let’s work together! I’ve got years of experience writing branded content that resonates with moms and dads in particular, and I can also produce, write, and appear in video content for any budget, whether you’re looking for a Facebook video or a full-scale television production.
These days, there are a lot of bloggers and social media influencers out there who make some big claims – What makes me different from the rest? I’m glad you asked!
First off, I have a whole bunch of loyal (as well as smart, charming and ridiculously good looking) readers. Suburban Turmoil launched in 2005 and currently averages 150,000 pageviews per month. Most Suburban Turmoil readers are women ages 30-55 and most of these women are moms. Suburban Turmoil truly has a reach that extends across the country – My posts written about travel in California or the midwest, for example, are typically viewed and shared just as many times as my posts written about travel in and around my home base of Nashville.
I can also offer you authentic engagement — I have more than 50,000 social media followers and every single one of them followed Suburban Turmoil simply because they wanted to. I’ve never invited anyone to ‘like’ my Facebook page, never bought followers and never offered anything in exchange for following me on social media. Since my followers are real fans, I get fantastic engagement from them, particularly on Facebook:
Authentic engagement also sends my posts to the top of Google searches. Many of my travel posts are on the front page of Google in searches on what to do with kids in that city– no SEO tricks required!
I only take on projects if I feel passionate and excited about the subject and I won’t put anything online that’s not my very best effort. If I’m writing about your resort, city or brand, you can expect a thoroughly researched, entertaining and image-rich post that people will want to read and share. If I’m producing a video for you, it will be thoughtful, well-written and professionally shot and edited. My rates are competitive and fair — I want everyone to come away thrilled with the experience of working together. Want to talk about it? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve spent the last two decades taking jobs I loved and have built up an extensive resume in the process. Here are some highlights of my work experience: Suburban Turmoil has been mentioned in numerous newspapers and magazines over the years, including the Chicago Tribune, Redbook, The Tennessean, All You, and the Austin American-Statesman, as well as on hundreds of websites (WashingtonPost.com, Salon.com, Newsweek.com, Slate.com, BBC.com, AdAge.com, GoodHousekeeping.com). In 2015, a Suburban Turmoil post was featured as a story on the Today Show and in 2014, a post from Suburban Turmoil was read on the U.S. Senate floor.
I’ve been named a Top 100 Mom Blogger by Babble.com. SAY Media listed me as one of the 100 most influential voices on the web, Parenting Magazine called me a ‘Must-Read Mom Blogger' and I was named a Top 50 Mom Blogger in Access Communications’ social media study. Awards for Suburban Turmoil include Divine Caroline’s Editor’s Pick for Best Mom Blog, Parents Connect’s voters’ choice for Best Local Blog in Nashville, and the Best of Blogs award for Best Parenting Blog.
I started the style blog, She’s Still Got It, in December 2009 as a companion blog to Suburban Turmoil and sold it to CafeMom, the number one mom’s site on the Internet, in May of the following year. I continued to write the blog under the She’s Still Got It column header for CafeMom’s blog, The Stir until 2013, when I decided
to take a break from fashion writing in order to focus on another
passion- travel. My writing for She’s Still Got It has been
syndicated on Yahoo! Shine and the Huffington Post and
quoted on CNN.com and in The Guardian.
From 2006 until 2011, I wrote a weekly newspaper column
about my life for the Nashville Scene, our local alt-weekly.
During that time, I was voted one of Nashville’s top three local
columnists in the Best of Nashville awards.
I’ve also written columns for the Nashville City Paper, the Louisville Eccentric Observer, Geez Magazine and Nashville Lifestyles, and I was the blended family blogger for three years for Parents Magazine. I’ve also been featured in the books, Attack of the Fifty-Foot Hormones (HarperCollins), The Digital Moms Handbook (Harper Paperbacks), and Kirtsy Takes a Bow (Bright Sky Press).
Most recently, I co-created and starred in the family travel program Tout Your Town for NPT.
As CafeMom’s election correspondent in 2012, I spent the year on the campaign trail, interviewing the presidential candidates, covering both conventions and hosting televised forums with the candidates. I also frequently appeared live on HLN in 2012 as a political commentator and served as a special commentator for HLN at both political conventions. After the election, I became a contributor on HLN’s Raising America with Kyra Phillips and continued to report on national issues for CafeMom’s ‘Moms Matter’ franchise.
In 2012, I also created and hosted I’ll Take That Dare, a popular CafeMom video series that was funded by YouTube. I’ll Take That Dare ran for four seasons, had hundreds of thousands of views, and was listed as a ‘Top TV on the Web’ pick in USA Today.
Prior to having kids and becoming a blogger, I was a freelance television writer and producer. I wrote and produced episodes of the CMT series, Inside Fame, writing the television biographies of celebrities including John Mellencamp, Wynonna Judd, and Brooks & Dunn. I was a writer and producer for CMT’s 100 Greatest Country Music Songs and 100 Greatest Country Music Videos, and I’ve produced shows and segments for cable networks A&E, Hallmark Channel, and GAC. I also wrote and produced an Emmy-nominated 30 minute program on HIV/AIDS for NBC affiliate WSMV in Nashville and earned another Emmy nomination for my reporting on Tennessee’s Wild Side, a program on Nashville’s PBS station, WNPT.
I began my career as the morning anchor for Columbia, South Carolina ABC affiliate WOLO-TV. After working at WOLO for three years, I moved to Nashville for a job as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor at NBC affiliate WSMV-TV.