Where the Heart Is

Health. Mental health. Parenting

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Welcome! If you are looking for a writer, you’ve come to the right place. Check out my work and get in touch below.

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Featured Works

Business Insider

I was a child therapist. Here’s how I parent children with mental illnesses — and how I had to overcome my own biases, BY Nicole Roder Read.

Today's Parent magazine

Are academic demands and overscheduling stressing kids out? by Nicole Roder Read.


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My Work

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In my 20 plus years of writing experience, I have contributed to numerous projects that helped my clients or employers achieve their goals. I am available for taking on new work. See my contact information below and get in touch.

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I specialize in health, mental health, and parenting. But I’ve also written on such diverse topics as Human Resources, marketing, business management, health insurance, roofing, dog psychology, religion, politics, short and long form fiction, you name it! If you need a blog post, web copy, white paper, research report, marketing campaign, or any other type of writing, I’m your girl!

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About Me

Hello, and welcome to my freelance writing website. I am a former therapist, a writer, and a mother of four beautiful, spirited children. I specialize in writing about health, mental health, and parenting because I’ve been blessed with special needs kids. My goal for this website is to both showcase my work and normalize mental healthcare, especially for families with children.

If you’d like to see examples of my published writing, check out my portfolio. I have written for many local, national, and international outlets. You can find my writing in Business Insider, Today’s Parent, Parents, the Baltimore Sun, Crixeo Magazine, Grok Nation, Chesapeake Family Life Magazine, and many blogs and websites.

For a peek into my personal adventures raising children with mental health diagnoses, check out my blog! If you are a parent of special needs kids, I hope that you find something here that speaks to you. In these pages you’ll find stories of my successes and difficulties. Yes, I am a trained therapist. I have a Master’s Degree. I’ve worked with dozens of children and adolescents with as many mental health diagnoses. But I still make many, many mistakes. Don’t we all? (Note: If you are a perfect supermom, please share some of that magic juice with me!)

Whether you’re looking hire a professional writer, or just read about my parenting travails to make yourself feel a little better, you’ve come to the right place!


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