By Helen Jonsen

How to create a well-written blog post

By helen / On November 1, 2014 / In Media Kaleidoscope

You’ve set up a blog. You have a catchy name and great pictures. But now you must write posts regularly–once a day, once a week, one a month. Here are some tips to improve your writing and give it that professional polish. Write it and write it again. You have a great idea for a […]


Pinterest & Writers Among Us

By helen / On January 1, 2014 / In Media Kaleidoscope

2014 Note: This Pinterest board is updated regularly! While I was browsing through Pinterest one day, called there by a fun board by my friend Joanne Bamberger called “Binders Full of Women,” I thought it would be fun to create a pin board with my book covers, but then I thought I should add Joanne’s […]


Keeping Moments and Memories Alive

By helen / On January 1, 2013 / In Social Good

As moms, we’re already wired to do all we can to capture memories. We snap first steps, video school plays, document holidays and generally chase after our kids shouting “smile” until our own cheeks hurt. We do this because early on we learn that children are only children for a very short, fleeting period of […]


It’s Serious Fun for Singer Natalie Merchant

By helen / On September 27, 2012 / In Social Good

Twenty-five years ago, Paul Newman, with the support of his wife Joanne Woodward and eventually all of his family, decided kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases deserved to “raise a little hell” and go somewhere where even very sick “kids could be kids.”  His vision became The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in […]


The Seven Pearls of Wisdom

By helen / On May 1, 2012 / In Media Kaleidoscope

If only I was an expert in all seven pearls offered up in The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom: A Woman’s Guide to Enjoying Wealth and Power by Carol Pepper and Camilla Webster.  Instead, I am just one expert in “Crisis.” But it’s an important one which explains how health shocks and major life changes can […]


Hope & Heroes: Helping Kids with Cancer

By helen / On April 27, 2012 / In Social Good

Instead of me posting about this wonderful cause, I am reposting a blog written by my friend, The Mother Geek, Jeanne Garbarino, who is a  passionate scientist/communicator, a Metro-North commuter (that’s how we met) and working mom. She writes at Double X Science. Good Deeds, Good Science: Hope & Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund A few […]