When I’m not crafting words for clients, I like to share my own.




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When I started my writing business four years ago, one of the far-off benefits I anticipated was the flexibility it would give me when my husband and I decided to start a family.  I had heard so many female entrepreneurs talk about making the choice to start a business post-baby, out of a desire to […]

Entrepreneurship, Life

April 17, 2023

How I’m planning for maternity leave (and beyond) as a self-employed writer

Well, it’s December 20, and I’ve only just begun addressing Christmas cards. At this point, we may as well call them New Year’s cards.  There have been many points throughout 2022 when I wished for nothing more than that — a new year. And I’d be lying if I said I’m not still eager to turn […]


December 20, 2022

A year of fullness: 2022 in review

My dad, Jim Conover, died this summer. On June 30, a Thursday. He was 78, and it was unexpected — yet to be expected, as death is.  If I’ve learned anything in the last few months, it’s that it’s grief which is nothing like I expected it would be. However grim or morbid it makes […]


September 11, 2022

Some thoughts on grief

In the next few days, we’re moving into a house—our first house. 🏡 Exciting!  Well, actually, it’s been far more overwhelming than I could have possibly imagined. I anticipated some stress re: packing, cleaning, moving and impending house updates (she’s not quiiiite a fixer-upper, but there’s definitely work to do). But in the last three […]


May 19, 2022

Saying goodbye to our favorite apartment

Welcome! My goal for every interview I have the privilege of doing is that it feels like a conversation between friends. Good conversation feeds the soul, and it’s one of my absolute favorite things about this job. My hope is that this will be the first of many Q&A-style features with some of the lovely […]


April 26, 2022

In conversation with . . . Becky Blue

Well, hi! Welcome to my first blog post (of all time 👀).  Don’t get me wrong, in the last 3+ years, I’ve penned my fair share of these for other people, but writing my own is a first. It’s something that’s been on my to-do list for years, but I have expertly managed to put […]

Entrepreneurship, Life

April 11, 2022

A few takeaways from 3 years of freelance writing

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