Renee Hirschberg (SED’12) made the leap from marketing to education in 2010, and began blogging about food, cooking (check out her recipe for chicken and dumplings), and finding hidden gems throughout New England. She also launched the Boston Brunchers, which, according to the Boston Globe, “has grown from an informal group of scribes meeting monthly over the leisurely meal of the week, to a 150-member powerhouse that’s become one of the most influential groups in town. So much so, that restaurants comp their meals, hoping for a positive blog or tweet.”
Larisa Spillman (COM’95) writes, “For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a bit overprotective. Whether it’s guys in a bar coming on too strong to my friend, a friend in the 8th grade being pushed around, or some clueless fair-weather Cubs fans who don’t know the rules of bleacher seats at Wrigley, my Momma Hen just comes out.” A mother of three, Larisa blogs about family life: birthdays and other milestones, parenting, and her three children, whom she refers to as hatchlings.
In 2011, Kim Forde (COM’98) left a career in corporate communications and PR to stay at home with her two children. She writes, “I’m Kim, a suburban mom fueled by a little snark, a lot of caffeine (this is often code for wine), a healthy fear of craft stores, and years of pent-up Manhattan road rage. Armed with a keyboard and an addiction to storytelling. Welcome to my tiny corner of the internet.”
Corrina Lawson (COM’87) is a self-described geeky parenting blogger at Wired.com. Lawson, a former journalist who left the workplace to raise her four children, is also coauthor of a new book, Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families (Potter Craft, 2012).
Kurt Blumenau (CAS’95, COM’95) weaves family stories, historical events, and social context into his blog, Hope Street, to paint a picture of American life in the 1960s and 1970s. Kurt is a corporate communications professional in eastern Pennsylvania.