Writing isn’t just something I do to earn a living -- it’s my calling. Even when I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to be a writer.
When I graduated from The University of Arizona with a BA in Creative Writing, I moved to Los Angeles with the dream of becoming a screenwriter. However, when my career initially ‘took off,’ it was in quite a literal sense, as a jet-setting travel and spa writer on adventures far from Tinseltown.
I went globetrotting, reporting on cutting-edge spa treatments and programs, health findings, relationship techniques, best ways to travel, and must see destinations. While this was ‘the life,’ it wasn’t one I could, nor wanted to continue once I married my husband and we started our family.
My daughter's birth in 2007 resulted in a monumental shift in my existence and my career. I realized writing was no longer something I did because I wanted to -- I did it because I had to. As a mother on a mission to preserve the health and well-being of my precious and vulnerable newborn, I began researching and learning endless amounts of vital wisdom that I wanted to bring to the forefront to share with other parents. So, I created my blog, Petite Planet, to spread the word about greening our homes, detoxifying our daily regimens, and caring for our children, our families and our planet at large, through small daily choices: ‘baby steps toward changing the world.’
I am currently the Managing Editor of Inhabitots, and a regular contributor for Inhabitat, Red Tricycle, StrollerTraffic and Ecouterre. I have also written for Milkshake and Milkshake Kids, Treehugger, Momversation, Celebrity Baby Scoop, EcoSalon and American Express Open Forum.
I have been featured as a green parenting expert on Mother Nature Network, Treehugger, and in Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine.
Writing about green parenting and sustainable design for kids is my passion and my forte. I also write about eco-living in many additional facets including fashion, business and health. While most of my work is in the green niche, I am adept at writing about nearly any topic; and I always enjoy branching out to hone my craft.
I enjoy nothing more than spending time with my family. Whether I'm going on a bike ride with my daughter, reading library books with my son, or learning how to play the guitar from my husband, I feel truly blessed to be living my dream by being a mother and a writer.