Blog and Magazine Article Writing
Let’s face it–you’re not going to get a quality article by farming it out and paying $5. You need a reputable writer, a well-researched piece, and, hey, a little humor wouldn’t hurt either. You’re in the right place.
I have been published in both print and online magazines such as The Old Schoolhouse and Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine.
I guarantee satisfaction on my articles, never submitting anything I wouldn’t be proud to put my name on. If it’s really bad, I just put someone else’s name on it. (That was a little joke.)
I offer unlimited revisions until you are more than satisfied; rest assured that revision requests are rare.
I actively promote my writing through my social media networks and my email list (when relevant to my loyal audience).
I currently have over 11,000 Facebook fans, over 2600 Twitter peeps, 800-ish Instagram followers, and more than 10,300 Pinterest followers. I also have an email list of approximately 1000 real people–no robots–with whom I share articles if they fit that niche.
Included below is a handful of published samples with links to the whole article when available.
Print Magazine Articles
- Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine: “Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me? Scary (but completely normal) postpartum weirdness your doc may have forgotten to mention.” January 2017
- The Old Schoolhouse: “Closing the Books and Hitting the Open Road: A Roadschooling Family of 10 on a Mission,” Fall 2016
- Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine: “40 and Pregnant. How does “advanced maternal age” play our in the real world of pregnancy and parenting?” September 2016
- Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine: “Is Baby Bored? Five ways to keep your growing sprout mentally stimulated. (Plus, why a little bit of boredom might be better for baby than you think.)” August 2016
- Texas Home School Coalition Review: “How a Family of Writing Class Slackers Raises Top-Notch Writers,” August 2015
“Christmas is just around the corner. While your kids are enjoying sweet dreams of stuffed stockings and presents under the tree, you’re suffering through nightmares about your budget shattering like Humpty Dumpty on an off day. It’s a legitimate fear. Through some strange twist of cosmic irony, people who are religiously responsible with their finances eleven months out of the year, often ditch reason and overspend when Christmas temptations roll around.”
“They say you can have either children or money, but not both. Why? Because “they” (and “they” know all things) say it costs $235,000 to raise a child from infancy through age 17, and then there’s college. Does anyone know the Heimlich maneuver, ‘cuz I’m choking on that number.
I have 7 children, people! While the costs decrease by 22% for large families (hand-me-downs, multi-child discounts, and bulk food), that’s still 1.25 million big ones, and that’s kicking the offspring out the door at 17. Someone get the defibrillator! Clear!”
“My husband and I have been traveling with our children since our oldest was a few months old. She is now 15 years old. By “travel” I mean a minimum of a 4000-mile road trip…minimum. Now we tour the country full-time with my husband’s music mission. By “we” I mean my husband and me, seven children ranging from infancy to 15 years, and a 130-pound dog.
Experience being the greatest teacher, I have a few tips to share from our travels.”
It’s tempting every year to turn this final week of what is intended to be a joyous celebration into a major push to get everything done–presents under the tree, hair tied in rags for Christmas Eve curls, fudge made, elaborate dinner perfected, house spotlessly cleaned and decorated, shoes shined, choir music rehearsed to perfection, Advent devotions pushed through, and kids…oh, what about the kids?
What about the kids? What about that man you married? What about the mama that birthed you and the grandmother that loved you before her baby was even old enough to have you?”
Nevertheless,we were willing to do anything for our girl, so goodbye moderation, hello elimination!
Because we were eating some processed foods, the hardest aspect was going corn free. Eliminating or reducing corn in the diet involves more than avoiding corn as a vegetable on your dinner plate. Corn is in everything, and I’m only slightly exaggerating. Still, it does not always have to be as difficult as this shell-shocked mama initially thought.”
First, remove the misunderstanding of the term “time together.” Spending time with a child does not always have to be a scheduled parent-child activity. While those are terrific, and we love them, the majority of the bonding and together time that takes place in our family is unscripted. Whether cooking, walking, working on a project, cleaning, folding laundry, playing cards, running a business or mission, or bathing the dog, the everyday activities of life, performed together, qualify as together time.”
Other Online Articles
- Instilling Independence in Homeschooled Children: http://schoolhousereviewcrew.com/fostering-independence-day-2-homeschool-blog-hop/
- Cultivating Art Talent on a Budget: http://schoolhousereviewcrew.com/cultivating-art-talent-on-a-budget-homeschool-linky-party/
- Fitting in Fitness on the Road: http://thehumbledhomemaker.com/2013/02/unique-ideas-for-staying-fit.html
- Does a Real Food Kitchen Need a Garlic Press: http://thehumbledhomemaker.com/2013/03/does-a-real-food-kitchen-need-a-garlic-press-kitchen-tools-of-the-trade.html
- How to Achieve a Natural Birth in a Hospital: A Tale of 7 Natural Hospital Births: http://thehumbledhomemaker.com/2012/04/how-to-achieve-natural-birth-in
- Crockpot Chicken Adobo: http://www.stacymakescents.com/crockpot-chicken-adobo
Here is what others have to say about my writing:
Stacy Myers, Stacy Makes Cents
“Christy brings a great deal of truth and thoughtfulness in every piece that she writes. Her words not only bring truth through life experience, but also a side of laughter which is sorely lacking in most writing these days.”
Becky, Purposeful Homemaking
“Christy has written several blog posts for me at www.purposefulhomemaking.com and what I appreciate most about her writing is her ability to take everyday life lessons and share them with others in an inspirational and encouraging way. I have always enjoyed her writing and she inspired me in my role as a mother”
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