My name is Stephanie. I'm a recovering attorney, mom to two small boys, a photographer, and the communications director for a nonprofit supporting military families. I supplement my nonprofit income as the Community Manager for Attain Fertility and you can join me as I detail my own struggle with infertility and our quest for another child.
Yes, I do have a short attention span!
It's hard to pigeon hole this blog. I do not like being called a "mommy blogger." I'm a mother. I blog. I sometimes blog about being a mom, but only my kids get to call me "Mommy." Got it? I also write about politics, infertility, photography, volunteerism, and shoes. I was named a Top 25 Political Mom Blog by Circle of Moms and The Stir named me one of 30 Political Mom Bloggers Who Will Change Your Vote. I'm a contributing writer for the political blog MOMocrats and attended the 2008 Democratic National Convention as credentialed press with the MOMocrats. (Although they may kick me out for slacking on the writing!) I've been a speaker at too many social media conferences to name, including NetRoots Nation, BlogHer, and the Virginia Conference on Volunteerism and Community Service.
I've had essays published in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and many, many other publications. I have an essay in Joanne Bamberger's fabulous book Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America. (BUY IT!) I've had my photographs published in magazines of both the artsy and popular variety. And I host The Mil Life, a weekly chat on the Washington Post website on military family issues.
I'm a progressive in my personal life, but in my professional life I am nonpartisan. The problems facing our military families aren't partisan political issues and should be tackled openly and forthrightly, without political gamemanship.
My photography business is LightHearted Photography. I'm usually booked several months in advance, but if you're in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, look me up!
OK, that all sounds a bit braggy, I know. But if I can't brag about myself here, where can I? And yes, I still have many things to check off on my bucket list!
Because I am a communications professional, I don't give away my services for free. So unless you represent a nonprofit, an unsolicited PR email is probably futile. But if you'd like to contact me, email me at lawyermama at gmail dot com.