I acquired a Bachelors Degree in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing from the University of South Florida (Tampa). I previously held a professional teaching certificate for Language Arts (6th – 12th grade). I share lifestyle tips on my blog, Simply Necessary, Inc. I previously contributed to the online news website Examiner.com as both a Tampa Bay Parenting Examiner and National Family Examiner. I have employment experience as a Telemarketing Sales Representative, an Accounts Receivable Collector, and as a Technical Writer (as a subcontractor to the Department of Energy). I worked for seven years as a multi-grade level Language Arts Instructor at McKeel Academy of Applied Technology and Kathleen High School. I left the public school system in 2002 to become a work-at-home mother and to homeschool my daughter. I founded Simply Necessary, Incorporated in Lakeland, Florida in 2005 to market and distribute a patented child care product that I invented. I licensed my invention to Kushies Baby (Canada/USA) in 2017.