PROUDEST CAREER MOMENT:
Being hired as the editor of a newsstand bridal publication. Turned out the publisher was, er, unstable, but it was fun while it lasted.
PROUDEST PARENTING MOMENT:
Any time my kids stop screaming, “Mine,” and give each other unexpected kisses instead.
Editor of Real Simple magazine
THREE RANDOM FACTS:
1) I have a twin brother. No, we are not identical.
2) I don’t let my kids eat synthetic food dye.
3) I grew up with a crush on Kenny Rogers.
More About Brooke
Brooke Bernard started seriously writing in the fourth grade when she won a literary contest with a short story about being trapped in the library overnight. Every aspiring writer’s dream, right?
After college, where Brooke double majored in English and journalism, she took an office manager position at a parenting magazine, simply to get her foot in the door. From there, she worked her way up to calendar editor and eventually editor. After several years editing various consumer and trade publications, Brooke bought some office furniture and started freelancing from home while bouncing a baby boy on one knee.
Today, she’s the mother of two, still freelancing part-time and trying not to spill any wine on the computer keyboard while convincing her 5-year-old that the Facebook logo is her company logo. “Yes, honey, updating my status is serious business.”
Brooke and her very patient husband live with their son, daughter and two neurotic dogs way down south.
- Sticky Sweet: The Thing about Sugar-Free Foods
- When You’ve No Time to Write, Cook
- Yogurt, with a Scoop of Courage on Top
- This Ain’t Chick-fil-A’s Soup
- Let’s Talk about Soup
- Stuff I Really Want to Make But Probably Won’t in 2013
- Our New Christmas Classics
- Giddyup! We’re Off and Running
- Two Big Surprises about Eating
- My Daughter Doesn’t Eat
- Another Ridiculously Easy Recipe
- Parenting Books that Actually Help People!
- Three Reasons Organic Food is Healthier
- Do Kids Need a Pill to Succeed?
- Pizza in a Bowl
- Arsenic in My Rice?
- From Aunt to Author: Story of Adoption Inspires Book
- For the Love of a Dog
- The Colorful Truth about Fake Food Dyes
- How Do You Spell Fonicks?
- Candy That’s So Real, It’s UNReal
- Dead Ants, Dead Ants
- Sayonara, Summer
- The Most Overpriced Toy in the History of Forever
- Is It Soccer Time or Snack Time?
- My Top Picks for Helping Moms Have Healthier Kids
- Is It Over Yet?
- My Kid’s Not Special and Neither is Yours
- My 3-Year-Old: She’s Being a Cow
- Summer Without the Ice Cream Truck?
- Help! My Son Needs Confidence
- It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Food Dye-Free Mom
- What I Buy at Trader Joe’s
- Heartburn Can Cause Cancer
- Three Food Changes for a Healthier Child
- I Think I’m Turning into a Dog
- I Made Magic
- Yes, One Person Can
- What Springs from Spring
- When "Just Because" Isn't Good Enough
- My Kids Might Be Crazy
- Lessons from Star Wars
- I Heart that Heart Day is Over!
- My Bathroom Belongs at a Rest Stop
- Hey, Losers!
- I Can Only Accept It
- The Best Birth Control?
- My Kids Had Christmas Without Food Dye…
- Large Opinions About Minivans
- A Mother’s Six Days of Christmas
- Possible, Not Probable
- I Don’t, and Won’t Ever, Have Wings
- I Never Knew I'd Be Thankful For...
- I Haven’t Written a Letter to My Kids
- The Day My Son Went Unruly
- My Extra Set of Hands
- Airing Some Dirty Laundry
- Fruits of the Spirit
- Secrets of Married Life
- We'll Fly Together
- Food Dye Free Choices
- Did I Just Say That?
- One Dye at a Time
- What's That On My Blouse? A Louse!
- Large Opinions About Minivans
- As Dad Did
- Tasks I Cannot Master
- Confessions of a First-Time Kindergarten Mom
- Take That, Supernanny
- Unexpected Irritations
- Model Behavior
- Wax On, Wax Off
- Mom, How Do You Spell Inappropriate?
- Facebook Rules
- The Traveling Husband
- There Are Things They Didn't Tell Us
- Marriage and Mirth: Lessons I've Learned
- The Wacky World of Work-from-Home Moms
- Diggin' In
- Give Me Back My Garage
- Goodbye, Bottle. Hello, Insanity.
- I Used to Really Love My Dogs
- Back Away from the Ottoman
- Joy to the World? How About Just to Parents?
- Encounters of the Mean Mom Kind