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An exhausted full-time working mom of boy/girl toddler twins, I enjoy writing about life in the family lane. Yes, sometimes I feel like the only rest I get is the naps I take at red lights.

In addition to spending time with my husband, family and friends, I love to travel, scrapbook, take photographs and research my genealogy. Baseball is my sport of choice. You'll find me at Scottish festivals, historical events and children's activities with the twins, their cousins and friends, and my godson and goddaughter.

With a degree in mass communication and psychology, writing has always been a part of my life. Currently I work in emergency management and do some freelance writing, copyediting and proofreading (yes, you'll find mistakes in my blog because it's always harder to proofread yourself).

Prior to this position I was the Director of Tourism and Public Relations for a Virginia county where I increased tourism traffic by 14% and increased income from meals and lodging taxes by three percent. I spearheaded three new festivals while there and won a Bronze Pinnacle Award in 2001 for the logo I designed for one of these festivals.

Likewise, I was the Director of Training for a small computer consulting firm where I developed an end-user training program from scratch and built a client base up to 90 within six months. I've also owned and operated a wedding consultant business.

I've also worked for non profits and private companies writing and designing newsletters, brochures, presentations and other publications. And of course, I worked on both sides of the press as a copyeditor and freelance reporter and in media relations.

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