When I first began blogging in 2010, I described myself as a registered nurse, expert in women’s health. My writing mostly focussed on health topics and I used my posts as a way to educate on a variety of subjects related to well-being. The original inspiration for blogging was related to consulting work I began doing for the Procter & Gamble Brands, Always and Tampax. Before retiring from Procter & Gamble, P&G, in 2007, I was part of the team that introduced P&G’s teen website, beinggirl.com.
Having retired for 3 years, I began serving as one of the beinggirl.com’s women’s health experts. I answered on-line questions from women and teens about periods, puberty, menstrual protection products and other health issues. With the introduction of P&G’s Always Discreet, a full range of incontinence products, I began blogging more about how to manage the challenges of a sensitive bladder, as well as being a health expert for women of all ages. I responded to questions from older consumers, as well as teen girls about products and health.
While I am proudly associated with Tampax and Always, I see this blog as my online space to post my thoughts about life and joyful experiences along with opinions and notes about issues far more poignant. While I may use this blog to post my original P&G posts about women’s health, I see my on-line presence as much more than that. At the same time though, this blog space is my own and is not sponsored by P&G or any of its brands. If I write about topics related to a P&G brand or any other unrelated brand, I will be visible, open, sharing, etc. so there will be no doubt or confusion on any association or connection.
More About Me: Working alone and in partnership with Davidson Communications and External Relations, I have been responsible for projects involving strategy development, media training and public relations for a variety of organizations, such as The Women’s Sexual Health Foundation and Speaking of Women’s Health. I have a soft spot in my heart for projects that are pro women and families. I was also involved with the “Not One More Child” Campaign with the Surviving Parents Coalition and the National Association to Protect Children. In 2008, I was asked to co-lead public relations for the International Adoption Center of Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati. From 2010 to 2011, I was part of a team that provided medical information to health care professionals and consumers as a nurse specialist for a large global pharmaceutical company. My work involved identifying adverse events, educating consumers and partnering with health care professionals in their effort to provide quality care to patients.
For twelve years, I served on the board of directors of Greater Cincinnati’s Women Helping Women. Women Helping Women is a unique, nonprofit provider of crisis intervention and support services for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. Additionally, I have served on the board of Cancer Family Care of Cincinnati and The Dragonfly Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing comfort and joy to kids and young adults enduring cancer and bone marrow transplants. I have been a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing since 1987.
Currently my days include serving as the President of the Board of the Kensington Manor Home Owner’s Association in Wake Forest, NC, serving in that capacity since 2012. Additionally, I am a volunteer for the North Carolina Theater Association support group, The Curtain Callers. Recently, I began volunteer work in Patient Relations for Wake Med Hospital in Raleigh, NC. Along with that, my husband and I enjoy traveling and love exploring new places together and with friends.
I have been a nurse for over 40 years and consider myself a loving wife, devoted mother, loyal friend and doting grandmother. In fact, my GrandKids are the heart of my existence and I am blessed to be a part of their lives. No doubt I will be writing about them and their brilliant antics too.