Because Who Can’t Use A Little Help Getting Organized in 2013?

Salt and Pepper.

Meat and Potatoes.

Lucy and Ethel.

Perfect pairs.

I haven’t found someone I like writing with this much since … well, I don’t know if I’ve ever found someone so easy with whom to write. (Pipe down, Mom. You know that doesn’t include you.)

It helps to be of like minds. It helps to be flexible. It helps to find someone with whom you can bring different things to the table. Things like strengths and weaknesses … and cheese. That’s why my friend, Mel at, and I complement each other so perfectly. She is the peppery-potatoey Ethel to my salty-meaty Lucy. And sometimes it’s the other way around. Whatever the subject matter, one of us is always able to take the lead and lay the groundwork and structure for the project while the other one is out shopping for shag carpeting, throw pillows and kitschy accent tables.

In the past year, Mel and I have co-authored a lot of things … from our unconventional Ketchup With Us writing challenge to our biweekly parenting column in the Lifestyle section of the Manilla blog, a site that was recently named one of PC Magazine’s Top 100 Websites of 2012 as well as an ABC News’ App of the Week.

We’ve actually already written five articles together for Manilla. Please take a look and feel free to share.

Thanks, Mel. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Well almost every minute. 🙂


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4 responses to “Because Who Can’t Use A Little Help Getting Organized in 2013?

  1. You guys are great together! congrats on the articles!

  2. You teach me grammar way better than the nuns did…mostly because you don’t hit me on my knuckles with a ruler when I get an obscure rule wrong. 🙂 Thanks for your patience and hilarious title suggestions. xo

  3. Parenting And Lifestyle Contributors?!?
    Please tell me you’re getting business cards made up!

    Congratulations, couldn’t think of two better people who deserve a bigger platform!

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